CARNOUSTIE WIN WILLIE DREW CUP AT GLENROTHES

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Carnoustie Panmure followed up their 2-2 draw against a Dundee FC XI in midweek with a comfortable 2-0 win over Glenrothes at Warout Stadium in the Willie Drew Cup, played in memory of the former Glens secretary.

New look Carnoustie had a full squad available with all of the new signings available and getting game time. The Gowfers started with Louis Joyce in the middle of the park with Kieran McWalter and Bailey Steel, Greg Warwick made up a back three with the two Ryan’s, Roche and Suttie, while Ross Fraser began on the left with Sam Simpson on the right, with Ryan Dignan and Dale Reid up front. The other new signing Danie Dorovic began on the bench.

Carnoustie started on the front foot with Fraser catching the eye on the left with his pace and strength. Dale Reid should have put Carnoustie in front with less than a minute on the clock but put his shot wide and then on 18 minutes Ryan Dignan was unlucky not to score after a quick counterattack.  An error on the edge of the box by Carnoustie saw Reece Brown fire over with the home sides first chance on the half hour and they were made to pay, five minutes later when a corner wasn’t properly cleared and recycled to allow  new boy, Louis Joyce, space on the left before finding the bottom corner to put his new side in front.

The second half started in a similar manner to the first with Carnoustie dominant and they extended their lead on 56 minutes thanks to a thumping header from skipper Ryan Roche. Glenrothes, who had been disappointing started to threaten and Jamie Robbie, a half time substitute had to make a couple of good saves to make sure the visitors clean sheet remained.

After the game, Carnoustie were presented with The Willie Drew Cup by Willies son, who had travelled over from Australia.

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