CARNOUSTIE PANMURE 2 BROUGHTY ATHLETIC 6
Carnoustie were well beaten by local rivals Broughty Athletic in a disappointing afternoon at Laing Park.
Gowfers boss Alan McSkimming opted to start with central defenders Derek Paterson and Adam Harwood, who were both carrying injuries but unfortunately the gamble didn’t pay off as Paterson had to be replaced midway through the first half and Harwood was replaced at half time.
Broughty manager Jim Finlayson had got his side revved up from the start and they took the lead after just seven minutes when Jamie Winter’s free kick was deflected past Jamie Robbie. Ten minutes later it was 2-0 as Winter smashed the ball home from the edge of the box with the Gowfers defence were found wanting. Carnoustie tried to get back in to the game but failed to create any real clear cut chances that bothered Iain Ross.
Kevin Milne made it 3-0 on 57 minutes against his former club and ten minutes later Graham Hay powered a header home to make it four. The Gowfers were given a lifeline on 70 minutes when Hay turned the ball in to his own net, then on 80 minutes Sam Simpson scored from the spot after a foul in the box by Derryn Kesson. The visitors defence was looking shaky and the Carnoustie side had their tails up, however, Milne killed that on 86 minutes and completed his hat trick late on to make it 6-2.
Broughty take the bragging rights for now and Carnoustie will need to do some soul searching and take a long hard look at themselves following the disappointing defeat but the joy of football is that there is another game round the corner, next week they travel to Keirs Park to take on Kevin Fotheringham’s Hill Of Beath Hawthorn.
CARNOUSTIE : Robbie, Buggins, Cook, Harwood (Steel), Paterson (Conway), Roberts, McCabe, Dignan, Martin, Urquhart (Simpson)
Subs Not Used : Cormack, Walker