Carnoustie Panmure made the short trip down the A92 to take on rivals Broughty Athletic at the Quest Precision Engineering Arena and returned home with another three points in the bag.
With Jamie Winter suspended and Connor Coupe carrying an injury, Phil McGuire made one change to the side that had beaten Dundee St James, seven days before with Sam Simpson coming in for Coupe.
The home side got the perfect start with just three minutes on the clock as Sean Tucker, who was making his debut for Broughty was tripped in the box by Kieran Conway and the referee pointed to the penalty spot and Josh Skelly made no mistake, giving his side the lead. The Gowfers were level on 14 minutes and once again it involved a penalty kick, Sam Simpson being brought down by the flying leg of Sean Diamond in the home goal. Diamond manged to block Dale Reid’s penalty but the Carnoustie man was on hand to slam home the rebound. The turnaround was complete on 21 minutes and once again it was that man Reid, a corner on the right from Steven McPhee was only partially cleared and Ryan Suttie did brilliantly to whip the ball back in to the box and Reid struck an incredible overhead volley in to the back of Diamond’s net to put Carnoustie in front.
Six minutes in to the second half and it was 3-1, Reid held the ball up before finding Finn Kemlo who slipped a lovely ball through to Ryan Dignan who made no mistake from the edge of the box, finding the bottom corner of the net. On 52 minutes, Broughty were reduced to ten men when Graham Hay was sent off for a stamp on Reid making their task that much harder. On the hour a rampant Carnoustie made it four when the skipper, Ryan Roche, rose like a salmon to glance a McPhee free kick in to the net. Carnoustie managed the game well and with big games on the way they saw the game out to record a thoroughly well deserved win, keeping the pressure on East Craigie