GOWFERS END YEAR WITH WIN

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The Gowfers ended 2021 with three points from a 4-1 win at Glenesk Park against Dundee Violet

Carnoustie were without the suspended duo of Steven McPhee and Bailey Steel with Kieran Conway injured and as a result, appeared to take a while to get going but once they did, there was only going to be one winner.

The Gowfers took the lead on 28 minutes when Sam Simpson curled a wonderful effort into the top corner from wide on the left and he doubled the advantage, seven minutes later when a Jamie Winter corner was only cleared to the edge of the box and Simpson struck a great volley into the bottom corner. Carnoustie were flying and went further ahead on 41 minutes when the referee played an advantage and Finn Kemlo went on a run passed three defenders before strike the ball with the outside of his foot, into the bottom corner.

Violet were reduced to ten men on 59 minutes when Zac Wilson was shown a red card for denying a goal scoring opportunity after pulling back Ryan Dignan, who was returning to Glenesk Park for the first time since he left in 2017. The sending off disrupted the game a little and Carnoustie struggled to keep up the slick play but did manage to extend their lead on 76 minutes when Pat Martin crashed the ball into the roof of the net from 12 yards for his first goal of an injury hit season. Violet managed to pull a goal back on 80 minutes when Jamie Timmons slotted the ball home from six yards but that was the end of the scoring and Carnoustie end the year in second place nine points behind leaders East Craigie.

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