CARNOUSTIE Panmure faced a blank day on Saturday for the 13th time this season.
Their scheduled tie in the McBookie.com East Superleague against St Andrews United was postponed following a 9.30 a.m. pitch inspection.
The pitch had been rolled on Thursday and, although the centre area was a bit soft, it was perfectly playable. However several heavy showers fell during Friday and overnight, plus there was a slight frost on Saturday morning, and when the lads arrived at the park they found that the central area was much softer and the ball wouldn’t bounce on it.
They felt, however, that the game had a better than 50/50 chance of going ahead, but decided that, to be on the safe side, they would ask for a pitch inspection.
Local referee, Mike Roncone arrived at 9.30 a.m. and carried out an extensive inspection and decided that with the rain starting to fall again and the frost coming out of the ground, it was just too soft for him to allow the match to go ahead. It so happened that it turned out to be a thoroughly miserable afternoon and while his decision was disappointing, it was probably the correct one in the end.
Tomorrow (Saturday), the Gowfers are again programmed to be at home, playing host this time to Hill of Beath Hawthorn in the McBookie.com East Superleague.
Having lost out to the Fifers in their last three meetings at Laing Park, Panmure will no doubt be keen to put an end to this miserable run, so a hard-fought tie is on the cards.
This will actually be the sixth time this season that the pair have been programmed to meet, with the previous five attempts having been at Keir’s Park, but all fell foul of the weather. Both sides are hoping that this attempt will be more successful.
The match will get under way at 2.30 p.m.
P W L D F A Pts
Linlithgow 16 15 0 1 45 12 46
Bonnyrigg 14 7 5 2 34 28 23
Bo’ness 13 7 4 2 27 22 23
Sauchie 17 6 6 5 26 25 23
Broxburn 17 6 9 2 22 23 20
Camelon 11 6 5 0 23 22 18
Musselburgh 16 5 9 2 22 25 17
Kelty Hearts 10 4 3 3 20 12 15
Hill of Beath 12 4 6 2 18 24 14
Carnoustie 12 4 7 1 18 30 13
Lochee United 9 3 4 2 16 19 11
St Andrews 17 3 12 2 20 49 11
THERE was no jackpot winner when the Gowfers’ Gamble draw was made at Laing park on Monday evening.
The numbers drawn were 5, 6, 8, 11, 13 and 19.
Consolation prizes of £10 each go to S. Gray, Carnoustie, and E. Ramsay, Dundee.
Jackpot for the next draw on Monday (March 25) is £750.
Tennis Tayside Winter Leagues
Broughty Ferry Tennis Club
JUNIORS: Fixture, March 24 - Wormit v Broughty Ferry.
David Lloyd Tennis Club
Fixture: March 24 - Anstruther (2) v David Lloyd (2).
Carnoustie Pool League
IN THE Dave Leadingham Trophy quarter-final against 19th Hole A, Kinloch led 4-3 after the singles, but 19th Hole A won the first two doubles to go into the lead.
Although Kinloch won the next double to bring the score level, 19th Hole won the last game to win through to the semi-finals.
Results Dave Leadingham Trophy, quarter-finals - Corner 4, 19th Hole 7; Kinloch 5, 19th Hole A 6; Stag 6, Craw’s Nest 3; Dalhousie 0, British Legion 6.
Fixtures: Dave Leadingham Trophy, semi-finals - Stag v 19th Hole; 19th Hole A v British Legion.
Victory for Monifieth Ladies
IN THEIR second game of the 2013 SWFL East Region 13s League, Monifieth Ladies emerged victors in a high scoring game against Dundee West.
SWFL East Region 13s League
Result: Dundee West 5, Monifieth Ladies 7.
Celtic Tayside 2 4
Forfar Far. Blu 2 4
Forfar Far. Eag 1 2
Forfar Far. Blu Utd 1 2
DUSC 1 2
Monifieth Ladies 2 2
Broughty Utd 1 0
Dundee West 2 0
Montrose Youth 2 0
Celtic Tay Hoops 2 0