Rose too prickly for Gowfers

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Carnoustie Panmure 1, Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic 2

AFTER two weeks on the road, Carnoustie Panmure were back on home turf on Saturday when they welcomed last season’s champions Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic to Laing Park for a East Superleague match.

Bonnyrigg forced an early corner taken by Roseburgh, but it was punched to safety by Macpherson. M. Scott then fed a great ball through to McIlravey who outpaced Gemmell, but fired wide from the edge of the box. Roseburgh took a free kick which caused a bit of panic in the Carnoustie box but was eventually cleared by Robertson.

At the other end, McIlravey was again sent through, this time by Clark, but once again his effort was wide of Keir’s goal.

The play was flowing from end to end and M. Scott tried a long range shot, but again Keir held it at his left hand post. Bonnyrigg should have gone ahead when King put Renton through and he rounded Macpherson, but Millar got back to clear his shot off the line for a fruitless corner.

Half-time: Carnoustie Panmure 0, Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic 0.

McIlravey had the first attempt of the second half, but shot straight at Keir. Carnoustie kept up the pressure and a cross from the right by M. Scott curled just over the bar.

At the other end Grady came close with an effort from outside the box, but it landed on the roof of the net. In 59 minutes Roberts became the first booking for a foul on Roseburgh. Carnoustie then thought they had taken the lead when an M. Scott shot was turned past for a corner. Clark’s kick produced a shot by Perera which was blocked for another corner. Clark’s next effort landed in the net, but it was chalked off for a hand ball.

In 66 minutes Bonnyrigg went ahead when a deep cross from the left by Gray, over the Carnoustie defence, was controlled by CURRIE and hammered past Macpherson from close range.

In 74 minutes Cook was booked for a foul on Archibald and a free kick by McLeish caused a scramble in the Carnoustie box, but the loose ball was finally held by Macpherson. Roberts then tried his luck twice when he fired a high ball into the box, but it was well held by Keir.

In 73 minutes, Woodburn required treatment after a clash with McIlravey and three minutes later MacDonald was replaced by Young. In 85 minutes Perera was replaced by Dailly and a minute later Bonnyrigg won a corner off Cook which was taken by Roseburgh and met by ARCHIBALD, at the near post whose glancing header flew into the net.

Carnoustie kept plugging away and were rewarded when L. Scott drove into Bonnyrigg’s box and Woodburn tripped him as he was on the point of shooting. Woodburn was red carded and L. SCOTT took the kick, hammering it straight up the middle. The ‘keeper was then booked for throwing the ball away.

Carnoustie Panmure: Macpherson, Cook, MacDonald (Young 76), Millar, Robertson, Roberts, M. Scott, L. Scott, Perera (Dailly 85), McIlravey, Clark. Substitutes not used: Neave, Narey, Young, Dailly and Allardyce (GK) (T).

Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic: Keir, McLeish, Gray, Gemmell, Woodburn, Roseburgh, King, Grady, Archibald, Currie, Renton. Substitutes not used: Burrell, Hamilton and Burgess (GK).

Tomorrow’s match

Tomorrow (Saturday) the Gowfers are again on their travels as they head for Carmuirs Park to meet Camelon Juniors in the East Superleague.

Kick-off will be at 2.30 p.m. East Superleague

P W L D F A Pts

Linlithgow 18 17 0 1 53 12 52

Bonnyrigg 19 10 5 4 48 33 34

Camelon 16 10 5 1 39 28 31

Bo’ness 16 8 4 4 32 25 28

Broxburn 22 8 10 4 31 32 28

Sauchie 21 6 9 6 28 31 24

Musselburgh 21 7 11 3 27 33 24

Kelty 14 6 4 4 24 15 22

Hill o’ Beath 18 6 8 4 32 33 22

Carnoustie 16 5 10 1 23 41 16

Lochee 13 4 7 2 19 31 14

St Andrews 22 3 17 2 24 66 11