Broughty Athletic 3 Carnoustie Panmure 4
Jamie McCabes late winner secured all three points for Carnoustie as they overturned the odds to win 4-3 at, second in the table, neighbours Broughty Athletic.
Robert Urquhart failed a fitness test so missed the game meaning manager Alan McSkimming had to shuffle the pack with Gordon MacDonald taking up the striking roll.
Right from the start the home defensive pairing of Ryan Suttie and Jay Smart struggled with the fluid movement of Macdonald and Jamie McCabe. It was no surprise when Carnoustie took the lead on 15 minutes, McCabe lost two Broughty markers with a deft turn, accelerated forward and placed the ball beyond Iain Ross in to the net. The lead last just 12 minutes before Paul McLellan equalised for the home side. Carnoustie continued to create chances, playing some lovely football and it was no surprise when Panmure took the lead again. Macdonald accelerated away with Suttie in pursuit only for the former St Andrews United and Tayport defender to push him down in the box. McCabe stepped up and sent Ross the wrong way, restoring the lead. Right on half time it was 3-1 when Macdonald raced on to a Danny Millar through ball , drew the keeper before slipping the ball past him and in to the net.
As expected, Broughty came out all guns blazing for the second half and pulled a goal back on 51 minutes when Jay Smart headed home from a corner. Three minutes later and the home side were level when Smart scored again from a carbon copy of the second goal. The scores were level and all to play for and it was Carnoustie who continued to play great football and threaten the Broughty goal with Jamie Robbie enjoying a quiet second half. Carnoustie got their deserved winner with five minutes to go, McCabe who had been a menace to the home side all afternoon received the ball from Macdonald on the left cut in and placed his shot beyond Ross and in to the far corner.
A deserved three points for Carnoustie who showed exactly what can be done by this talented young side.
After the game manager Alan McSkimming said “We are delighted with the points and we thoroughly deserved it. We controlled the game from the first to the last , we looked sharper, hungrier and played some great football throughout. Broughty have been flying high in recent weeks so it shows the doubters what quality we have and what we are capable of achieving when we produce a performance like that.”