win for Gowfers at Albyn Park

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Broxburn Athletic 0, Carnoustie Panmure 2

Carnoustie Panmure were back in the Lothians on Saturday when they headed for the 3G Astroturf of Albyn Park, to meet Broxburn Athletic.

Gowfers’ manager Alan McSkimming found himself short-handed for this McBookie.com East Superleague fixture, with John Roberts out through work commitments, Roddy Black and regular keeper Neal Ferne both still suffering from hamstring injuries and Stuart Ferguson and Scott Robertson still not fully fit, although the latter was an unused substitute.

Steven Narey and Rory Bews were brought into the starting 11.

Play was even for the first 20 minutes with both ‘keepers dealing with everything that came their way, but on 25 minutes the deadlock was broken when Carnoustie headed upfield. Dailly fed the ball to MILNE who had time to take a touch before scoring from 10 yards.

Broxburn came more into the game and came very close to equalising following a free kick, but Cook got back to make a great goal-line clearance.

Dailly and Bews were booked for dissent after some strange decisions from the match official. Carnoustie were comfortably dealing with any Broxburn attacks and went in with a deserved lead at half-time.

Half-time: Broxburn Athletic 0, Carnoustie Panmure 1.

Broxburn started the second half in a more attacking mode and again came close following a corner, with McIlravey this time making a goal-line clearance.

The visitors stepped up the pressure and McIlravey was close with a great shot that shaved the post. However, in 75 minutes the Gowfers increased their lead. Webster played a great ball through to DAILLY who coolly chipped the outrushing Broxburn ‘keeper.

Milne then came close with another great shot which shaved the post.

In 91 minutes Broxburn were awarded a free kick 20 yards out, but the defensive wall did its job and shortly afterwards the referee blew for full-time to end what had been a good team effort by Carnoustie.

Team:

Carnoustie Panmure: Macpherson, Cook, Narey, Myles, Millar, L. Scott, Webster, Bews, McIlravey, Milne, Dailly. Substitutes not used: M. Scott, Perera, Robertson and Allardyce (GK).

Referee: Mr Lloyd Wilson, Dumfries.

Tomorrow’s match

After two visits to the Lothians in successive weeks, tomorrow (Saturday), the Gowfers are back on home turf playing host to Edinburgh United in the first round of the Scottish Junior Cup.

While the pair have never met before in the national competition, they did cross swords back in season 2002/3, the first year of the East Superleague. At the end of that first season the Edinburgh club, along with the Gowfers and Dundee Violet, were relegated, but only the Gowfers have managed to regain a place among the elite.

United currently play in the East South League and are doing very well this season, so are sure to give Panmure a tough match. Kick-off is scheduled for 2.30 p.m.

Placings

P W L D F A Pts

Linlithgow Rose 7 6 0 1 17 5 19

Bo’ness United 7 6 1 0 18 6 18

Newtongrange Star 7 5 1 1 21 6 16

Camelon Juniors 7 5 1 1 9 5 16

Musselburgh Athletic 8 4 3 1 16 13 13

Carnoustie Panmure 7 4 3 0 12 14 12

Bonnyrigg Rose 7 2 1 4 11 8 10

Broxburn Athletic 7 3 3 1 8 12 10

Hill of Beath Hawthorn 7 2 2 3 13 11 9

Sauchie Juniors 7 3 4 0 10 10 9

Armadale Thistle 7 2 4 1 9 11 7

Lochee United 7 2 5 0 10 13 6

St Andrews United 7 1 4 2 8 15 5

Kelty Hearts 7 0 2 5 7 16 5

Ballingry Rovers 8 1 6 1 8 20 4

Tayport 7 0 6 1 4 16 1