A late goal from Scott Hamilton handed Carnoustie Panmure a win in their opening game of the season. The defender turned home from a corner four minutes from time to grab his side three points.
Broughty picked up a win and a draw in the sides two league meetings last season, and they had the better of the play early on. Ben Muir forced Carnoustie keeper Aaron Edward into a save after nine minutes.
The hosts did have the ball in the net shortly after, but Callum McFarlane was ruled to be offside. Scott Hamilton had Carnoustie’s first chance of the match with a strike from the edge of the box, but Broughty keeper Matthew Galloway was equal to it.
The conditions were making it difficult for both teams to develop any kind of rhythm, with the game quickly becoming a battle in midfield. With 25 played, Carnoustie opened the scoring through Dylan McLeish.
A corner was played short to the forward, who delivered a cross-cum-shot that flew into net. Whether it was a shot or a cross, only McLeish knows, but it had given Carnoustie the lead.
The lead would prove to be short lived for Carnoustie, as Edward could only push Muir’s cross as far as Max Patterson, who drilled a low shot into the corner to bring Broughty level.