Will it be third time lucky for Carnoustie?

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Gowfers’ gaffer Alan McSkimming is hoping that the weather will play ball when his team faces Maryhill Juniors tomorrow (Saturday) after Saturday’s match was abandoned at half time.

And with a third round tie against Colony Park from Inverurie in prospect, he said that his men will be going all out for victory.

He told the Guide & Gazette: “I can see Saturday’s decision from the referee’s point of view, as he was looking to the safety of the players.

“Unfortunately, as soon as half-time came the weather cleared up and there was a clear blue sky for the rest of the day. It was just a bit frustrating.

“However, we dust ourselves down and look forward to getting the game played to a conclusion on Saturday.

“The first and second times we played them it was almost two different teams, as the first week there were a lot of their younger players involved. When they played here, they fielded a few more experienced players.

“We now have an understanding of how they are going to play and the personnel they will use. Last week the weather was something of a leveller, as they are used to playing on a heavy pitch whereas we are better suited to a perfect pitch.

“The weather this weekend should, hopefully, suit us better than them.”

The manager was not sure whether he would make changes, and explained that decision is usually made at a Thursday night meeting.