Carnoustie defeat Roselaea on penalties

Roselea try and hold on to the ball
Roselea try and hold on to the ball

Roselea travelled to Laing Park to face Superleague side Carnoustie Panmure in the second round of the East of Scotland Cup.

A home tie against Blairgowrie awaitied the winners of the match.

Roselea travelled minus Stuart Richardson, Stewart Fletcher and Carlos Silva who were all unavailable due to work. Ryan Taylor despite being a midweek injury doubt was able to make the starting line up.

The sides last met in February, 2012, when the home side edged Roselea out 2-1.

Carnoustie opened the scoring, but from a Roselea perspective it was preventable. Mylles sent in a long throw which travelled all the way to the six yard box and seemed to catch Roselea out and DAILLY lobbed a nice header over McLeod.

It was 2-0 Carnoustie in 33 minutes and again it was the long throw that caused the problems. This time Roselea defended it well however when the ball fell to BUGGINS at the edge of the box and his shot finally went into the corner.

Half Time: Carnoustie Panmure 2, Montrose Roselea 0.

Roselea got a vital lifeline when Collier played Calum WATSON in and he slid the ball into the bottom left hand corner with a great left footed finish.

It was all Roselea and Carnoustie were not coping and several fouls were committed with three yellow cards shown in quick succession.

Roselea a change in 78 minutes with Danny Ross coming on for Paul Taylor.

Robertson of Carnoustie received a second yellow card when he pulled down Anderson who had nutmegged him at the edge of the box and took an early bath.

Carnoustie conceded yet another free kick around the box and Michael CRUICKSHANK sent an unstoppable ball into the top corner.

Roselea were well on top for the remaining nine minutes plus stoppages but could not create anything of note and the match headed to the dreaded penalty kicks.

Carnoustie were first up and Dailly made no mistake then Watson scored for Roselea. Bews missed for the home side with McLeod saving then Reid pulled his kick wide. Black, Webster and Liam Scott all scored for Carnoustie and Ryan Taylor, Ross and Whyte all scored for Roselea.

What happened next was nothing short of farcical as Milne scored for the home side with their sixth kick. Just as Collier was placing the ball, Milne was reported to the referee for making a gesture to the crowd. Following a few minutes delay, Milne was sent off then after another delay the referee correctly asked Reoch of Roselea to leave the centre circle. When the dust finally settled after about a five minute delay nobody could blame James Collier for being unsettled and he had his kick saved by Macpherson to send Carnoustie through, 5-4 on penalties.

Roselea have another week away from the Premier League this time up at Dyce who top the North Region Superleague in the GA Cup third round. A bus will leave the Golf Inn at 11.35 a.m. and kick off is at 2.15 p.m.

Roselea: McLeod, P Taylor, R Taylor, Reoch, Whyte, Anderson, Rae, Collier, Cruickshank, Watson and Reid. Subs: Ross, Riach, Thomson, Kerrigan and Brand.