Carnoustie lost 3-1 at home to Bo’ness United in their final home game of the season on Saturday afternoon.
Will several players missing for a variety of reasons, manager Alan McSkimming was forced in to changes with Roddy Black partnering Danny Millar at the centre of defence.
Bo’ness, who themselves had rested players with a view to Mondays nights cup tie with Linlithgow, took the lead after just three minutes through Roddy MacLennan and four minutes later it got worse for Panmure as Calum Smith curled an effort in to Jamie Robbie’s top corner. Carnoustie came back in to it and forced United keeper Andy Murphy in to a number of saves before Sam Simpson rifled the ball home on 33 minutes to pull a goal. Shortly after Simpson appeared to be taken out by Murphy but the referee signalled a goal kick.
Early in the second half Murphy appeared to take out a Carnoustie player, Scott Gray, in the box but once again to the surprise of the crowd the referee waved play on. Bo’ness made sure of the points just after the hour mark when Smith seized on a poor clearance from Ryan Taylor to hit a curled lob beyond Robbie and in to the net.
General Manager Mark Johnson said after the game “With the side we had out this afternoon we cant be too disappointed but I thought the game turned on the two penalty decisions not being given, we go in at 2-2 its a different game especially if the referee then gives the second one. To my way of thinking if they aren’t penalties then both players have dived but not been booked. Having said that it wasn’t easy out their for the players or officials, the conditions were horrendous, with the ground being so hard the water just sat on the surface.”