Gowfers new boys Louis Joyce and Ross Fraser were both on target as their new side followed up last weekends 2-0 win at Glenrothes with a dominant 4-1 win over Lochore Welfare at Laing Park. Dale Reid gave The Gowfers an early lead when he headed home a cross from Sam Simpson and then on 17 minutes, Joyce scored his second goal in two games when he seized on hesitancy in the Welfare defence before slipping the ball past the Trialist keeper. Reid had the ball in the net on 25 minutes but was adjudged to have been offside and then just after the half hour Sam Simpson struck the post from the penalty spot after Joyce had been brought down in the box. Carnoustie finally extended their lead on 37 minutes and it was the influential Joyce that grabbed his second goal of the game when he was fastest to react after a shot from Reid was parried by the keeper.
The Gowfers, who were missing manager Phil McGuire and Jamie Winter due to holiday, were in the hands of John Dunn and Paddy Conway and they changed things after the break but the Gowfers couldn’t keep up the intensity and struggled to maintain their first half dominance and conceded a sloppy goal after 56 minutes when poor defending saw Joe Dawson nip in to poke the ball underneath Lewis Harrison, who was deputising for Darren Clarkson who was unavailable and Jamie Robbie who was ill. The Gowfers reverted to a more familiar formation and the hardworking Ross Fraser got his reward with ten minutes to go as he outpaced the Lochore defence and scored his first goal for the club, completing a 4-1 win.