GOWFERS TAME GALE TO BEAT NORTH END

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Carnoustie Panmure returned to Midlands League action at North End Park on Saturday and had to deal with a howling gale as well as a smarting North End side that lost their unbeaten record last time out at home to East Craigie.

Manager Phil McGuire made two changes to his starting line up with Darren Clarkson and Brian Clark coming in with Finn Kemlo dropping to the bench and Alan Cormack dropping out, Jamie Winter returned to the bench following illness.

Carnoustie started brightly and took the game to North End and deservedly took the lead when Connor Coupe rose bravely at the back post to head home, taking a whack in the process. The Gowfers continued to dominate and extended the lead on the half hour when Dale Reid rifled the ball in to the far corner from just in side the box then on 39 minutes it was three. Arguably the referee could have awarded a penalty for a couple of earlier challenges but when Reid was flattened in the box whilst moving away from goal, the referee pointed straight to the spot and Sam Simpson hit the almost perfect penalty that gave Mark Stewart no chance.

The wind had picked up during the break but Carnoustie managed the game almost perfectly, the only blemish was on the hour when Gary Sutherland  stabbed the ball home in a goalmouth scramble but that was the homesides only real chance.

 

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