Hill Of Beath Hawthorn 2 Carnoustie 1
A much improved performance from Carnoustie wasn’t enough to take a deserved point from their visit to Fife as a 90th minute winner saw the homeside take all three points from an even contest.
Gowfers boss Alan McSkimming gave a debut to loan signing Barrie Gourlay with both Derek Paterson and Adam Harwood injured, Gourlay partnered Ewan Buggins in the heart of defence with Bailey Steel at right back and Steven Cook on the opposite flank. Sam Simpson and Marc Walker were the wide men, either side of John Roberts and Jamie McCabe, Ryan Dignan and Pat Martin were the front pairing.
The first half was an even affair, with Stuart Hall in the Haws goal and Jamie Robbie being called in to action on a number of occasions, however, the teams went in level.
The second half started in the same manner but the homeside made the break through on 57 minutes when Daniel Watt poked the ball home from inside the box. Ryan Dignan levelled it up on 75 minutes when he got his head to a wicked Marc Walker cross and Carnoustie looked like they could go on and win the game but in the dying stages a Panny attack broke down and Hill of Beath broke free down the right, with players out of position, Calum Adamson slammed the ball past Robbie to disappoint The Gowfers and take all three points for Kevin Fotheringham’s Haws side.
All in all a disappointing defeat that Carnoustie could and should have taken at least a point but over the 90 minutes, despite having plenty of possession, they failed to really test Stuart Hall. Then with players out of position, mistakes were made that allowed Hill Of Beath to win the game.
Carnoustie : Robbie, Steel, Cook (c), Gourlay, Buggins, Roberts, Walker (Urquhart), McCabe, Dignan, Martin, Simpson
Subs Not Used : Cormack, Scott,