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Petershill 1 Carnoustie Panmure 0

Carnoustie exited this seasons Scottish Junior Cup against Petershill FC at a very wet McKenna Park, the home of St Anthonys FC.

As has been the story of the season for Carnoustie, injuries meant that manager Alan McSkimming’s options were decidedly limited. Steven Cook returned at left back in place of Liam Gibb, Scott Gray came in for John Black and Luke McGeehan replaced Roddy Black.

After a tentative start to the game by both sides, Carnoustie gradually started to take hold of the game and had the better of the first half. That was until the last minute of the period. When Chris Hall picked the ball up on the left, took the ball round Ewan Buggins with ease before beating Adam Harwood and curling the ball in to Jamie Robbie’s far corner.

Carnoustie looked to press their opponents from the start of the second half, however, Petershill were content to soak up any pressure and hit McSkimmings men on the break, as the game wore Carnoustie started to tire and things got worse on 81 minutes when Pat Smith received his second booking and was sent off. Despite Carnoustie pressure, nothing of note was really created and Michael White in the home goal had little to do.

McSkimming reflected on the game and said “ Unfortunately our performance failed to reach the levels of the last few weeks. We now need to get the boys focussed and off the treatment table in preparation for next weeks game.”

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