‘Snow’ outdoor sport as great freeze-up wipes out cards

WITH no fixture again on Saturday afternoon following the postponement for the second successive week of their home meeting with Whitburn in the ACA Sports East Premier League, Carnoustie Panmure have had time to reflect on their season so far.

In their 15 competitive fixtures to date (nine league and six cup), the Gowfers have recorded seven wins, two draws and six defeats.

There have also been seven friendlies of which the Laing Park men have won two, drawn three and lost two.

In all, 49 goals have been scored and 43 conceded. They have managed four clean sheets and failed to score only twice.

No player has started all 15 competitive outings, but Robert Hendry, Craig Jamieson, Kevin Milne and John Roberts have each made 14 starts.

Steven Cook and Scott Gates have both made 13 starts and each has a further one appearance from the bench to his credit.

When it comes to putting the ball in the net, the top marksman is Kevin Milne with 11 goals.

Next best is Josh Perera with seven, closely followed by Steven Cook with six. Another attempt to play the twice-postponed home league fixture with Whitburn is due to be made tomorrow (Saturday) with a 1.45 p.m. kick-off. However, as the Guide & Gazette went to press, there seemed little prospect of the match going ahead due to the continuing wintry conditions.

Broughty Athletic

Broughty Athletic were without a game on Saturday, as the Fed’s third-round Emirates Scottish Junior Cup away tie against Blantyre Vics was called off yet again.

In the unlikely event that the game goes ahead tomorrow (Saturday), the details are as they have been for two weeks: a 1.45 p.m. kick-off at Castle Park, Forest Street, Blantyre.

Manager Kenny Cameron reports that training has been very restricted. For players who managed to make the journey, the GA Engineering gym was made available for use on Monday and Thursday, with Soccerworld booked for Saturday.

The only thing left for Broughty Athletic fans to do is to go on to the club’s online shop website and decide what to treat themselves to as a Christmas present!

ACA Sports East Premier League

P W L D F A Pts

Broxburn Athletic 12 8 3 1 36 18 25

Glenrothes 9 6 2 1 31 17 19

St Andrews United 8 6 1 1 16 8 19

Carnoustie Panmure 9 5 2 2 21 14 17

Broughty Athletic 9 4 4 1 21 18 13

Arniston Rangers 9 3 4 2 16 24 11

Ballingry Rovers 7 3 3 1 15 21 10

Armadale Thistle 7 2 2 3 12 10 9

Penicuik Athletic 8 2 4 2 15 15 8

Kinnoull 11 2 8 1 14 33 7

Whitburn 8 2 6 0 13 21 6

Thornton Hibs 7 1 5 1 11 22 4


The prospect of any golf being played in the near future is remote, with courses at Carnoustie, Barry and Monifieth looking more like polar bear sanctuaries then sporting venues.

And if the thaw comes too quickly, greenkeepers will have the added headache of flooded and swampy areas to contend with.