Under-19s looking for success

CARNOUSTIE Panmure under-19s have had a successful start to the season so far and at the midway stage have played nine league games, winning seven and losing only two.

They have scored 47 goals and conceded 19 and are also through to the semi-finals of the League Cup, which will be sometime in the New Year and are hopeful they can go on to bring some silverware home to Carnoustie.

They also reached the fourth round of the Scottish Cup before going down 1-0 to Fife team, Eastvale.

Dale Kennedy is top scorer at the moment with a whopping 26 goals so far. Manager Billy Hoon praised not only Dale, but the whole squad for their work rate, passion and commitment. He stated: “They always give 110 per cent every match which, as manager, is all I can ask for.

“Although we still have a lot to play for, whatever the outcome at the end of the season the lads can be proud of their achievements to date.”

He feels that they still have a lot more to come and hopefully in the second half of the season they can keep playing to the standard that they have set.

They have recently signed Calum Rennie, Jamie Swankie and Dougie Inglis to bolster their already impressive squad. However, on the downside they lost Craig Andrews, who has been sorely missed, to a leg break in November. Hopefully, they will have him back fit at the end of January ready for the run in.

They also have recently appointed Gavin (Nabes) Harrison who brings a wealth of experience to the coaching team and along with Mike Andrews and Billy himself, they feel they have a good coaching set up.

Billy concluded: “It will be an exciting few months ahead for the lads and hopefully we can get the support to will the lads on for the final push.”