Carnoustie made it one defeat in 12 league games with a point from an entertaining 2-2 draw with Dundonald Bluebell at Laing Park and climbed to sixth place in the Super League table.
Alan McSkimming was able to name the same starting eleven that beat Linlithgow Rose at Prestonfield which included Murray MacKintosh who made his home debut in the middle of the park.
Carnoustie took the lead on eighteen minutes when after great work on the left, Sam Simpson played the ball to Robert Urquhart who fired home from 25 yards giving James Lennox no chance in the Bluebell goal. Three minutes later it was 2-0, Lennox could only parry a Gordon Macdonald shot and the Panmure hitman was on hand knock home the rebound and net his tenth goal of the season. The visitors pulled a goal back on 35 minutes when Craig Wedderburn was given too much room at the back post to head home and Dundonald were level eight minutes before the break when the Super League’s leading scorer, Lewis McKenzie was allowed time in the box before steering a shot beyond Alan Cormack.
Both sides had chances in the second half, the best falling to the visitors, Alan Cormack made a great save with the rebound headed against the bar. Dundonald edged the second half with Gregg Meikle a thorn in the Panmure side, buzzing around the edge of the box but there is a real grit and determination in this Carnoustie side and Laing Park is becoming a ground that visiting sides don’t particularly look forward to visiting.
A valuable point for both sides towards the priority of top flight safety. The visitors move on to a tasty encounter with League Leaders Kelty Hearts while Panny move on to Perth next week and a date with Jeanfield Swifts at Riverside Stadium.