Tough test at home tomorrow

Ian Gilzean manager of Carnoustie Panmure Football Club.
Ian Gilzean manager of Carnoustie Panmure Football Club.

CARNOUSTIE Panmure manager Ian Gilzean wants a re-run of Saturday’s performance, but without the costly penalties, writes Johnston Ralston.

The Gowfers suffered a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Linlithgow Rose in their league opener, with both goals coming from penalties, one of which was overly harsh believes the Laing Park gaffer.

Ian said: “I think the first one big Chris [MacPherson] said he did get a hand to the ball, but the ref was in a tough position. That was just one that went against us, and I think that was possibly the turning point of the game for us. We looked quite comfortable before that.”

According to Ian there are issues that need to be addressed, but overall, his side played well. He said: “We created some good chances, unfortunately we didn’t take them. It didn’t matter what we did we just couldn’t find the back of the net. The way we played was really, really great and we said that to the boys after the game.”

Following the dismissal of their goalkeeper, sometime custodian Josh Perera was drafted in. Ian said: “Josh did a superb job. He’s played a couple of games for us before in goal last season. He’s good at telling everyone where to be and he’s quite sharp. They never really troubled him, while their goalie made a couple of great saves. I don’t think he’s ever let in a goal from open play, it’s just penalties. It’s not fair on Josh leaving him in that position as we can get more use out of him elsewhere.”

Looking forward to tomorrow (Saturday) Panmure face Sauchie at Laing Park. Ian said: “We played them in the Scottish Cup a couple of years ago and they beat us. It’ll be a tough game, but if we continue playing as well as did on Saturday and create some chances then we’ll win the game.”