FREE KICK DECISION TURNS GAME

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Carnoustie went down 3-0 at home to Champions elect, Bonnyrigg Rose at Laing Park but it was a decision to award a free kick to the visitors that changed the game.

Steven Cook failed a fitness test and with Jake Mair working, Bailey Steel slotted in to the left back berth he had filled late on at Lochee United, otherwise it was the same starting XI that won at Thomson Park in midweek.

Carnoustie could and probably should have taken the lead within 60 seconds of the start, a stinging effort Sam Simpson effort was parried by Andrews in the Rose goal only as far as Pat Martin but the forwards effort was scrambled clear for a corner. The visitors were a constant threat and laid siege to the Gowfers defence but as on Wednesday night, the back line dealt with the threat manfully until a goal kick was won in midfield by the visitors, the ball was fed to Kyle Wilson whose shot cannoned back off the bar and in to the path of Dean Brett who made no mistake to put the visitors in front just before the break

A minute in to the second half and it was 2-0, a seemingly harsh free kick was swung in to the box and Ewan Moyes rose to head past Jamie Robbie to double the visitors advantage. The game was effectively over on 57 minutes, Wilson was allowed to run 70 yards unchallenged before feeding Alan Horne on the overlap who slotted the ball home past Robbie. Carnoustie battled to get back in the game, however, Andrews had little to do as the Champions elect saw out a comfortable victory.

Disappointing for Carnoustie after Wednesday nights victory but losing to Bonnyrigg, who will win the Super League, was no embarassment

Carnoustie : Robbie, Buggins, Steel, Paterson Harwood, Conway, Urquhart, McCabe, Dignan, Martin, Simpson (Roberts)

Subs Not Used : Cormack, Walker, Cooper, Scott

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