Carnoustie went out of the Thorntons Property League Cup at the second group stage after a 4-2 defeat at home to Broughty Athletic in a bead tempered encounter at Laing Park.
Jamie Winter had recovered enough from his thigh strain to start the game with Liam Scott dropping to the bench and Paddy Conway came in for the injured Bruce Hearn otherwise it was the same side that went down 2-1 at Lochee United.
It was obvious right from the start that the game would be a feisty affair with tackle flying in but the match referee did well to keep a lid on proceedings but their was a real flashpoint on 13 minutes when Jamie Winter and Derryn Kesson clashed in the middle of the park sparking a stramash. Winter found himself cautioned for the challenge that was a foul but with no serious intent despite the protestations of the visitors bench. The visitors were unsettled and Carnoustie took the lead on 15 minutes when Gordon Macdonald rifled the ball past John Sinclair, in the aftermath Broughty substitute goalkeeper Tony Bullock was booked for comments to the referee. six minutes later and the former Dundee United and Dundee keeper was shown a second yellow card and sent off. Carnoustie made it 2-0 when Macdonald once again held of the defence before crashing the ball past Sinclair. The half continued in a similar many with a few tasty challenges with the referee trying to control things with cards and doing reasonably well.
Carnoustie made a change at half time with Liam Scott replacing Jamie Winter and the visitors pulled a goal back within 30 seconds of the restart, a long ball over the top from Graham Hay found Josh Skelly and he scored past Jamie Robbie. The game continued just below boiling point with the referee struggling to keep control before Skelly added his second to equalise on 57 minutes. Broughty took the lead on 78 minutes when Farquharson scored after a goalmouth scramble although Jamie Robbie looked to have the ball in two hands and under control. Skelly competed his hat trick with three minutes remaining and Broughty went through to a midweek semi-final at Fauldhouse United.
A disappointing end to the League Cup for Carnoustie and a disappointing game that wasn’t helped by 12 yellow cards being awarded from 22 fouls.
Carnoustie : Robbie, Conway, Cruickshank, Steel, Dailly, Roche. Simpson, Winter (Scott), Dignan, McPhee, Macdonald (Mair)
Subs Not Used : Martin, Sivewright, Cormack