Broughty Athletic take a break from their three game winning run in the Super League when they travel north to face North Division side Brechin Vics in the preliminary round of the GA Engineering Cup this Saturday.
The Fed, fresh off a 1-0 home win over Hill of Beath on Saturday, are currently sitting third top of the Super League after a great start to the season, having won six of their eight opening games, with one drawn and a defeat to current champions Bonnyrigg Rose. But Saturday could start a cup run that is overdue for the Fed, a cup that is sponsored by BAJFC owner Gordon Deuchars, Managing Director and owner of GA Engineering. The Fed were beaten in the semi-finals last season at home to fellow Super League side Jeanfield Swifts.
Hosts Brechin Vics currently occupy 11th position in their North Division league table after five games, with only four points on the board. Not the best of starts in their league campaign but a break and a cup run could also help boost the club and they will no doubt make a game of it come Saturday against the Fed. Vics recently lost their previous two league games, 4-3 at home to Arbroath Vics on Saturday and 5-1 away to North End the week before.
The sides both met twice last season, firstly in the same competition battling it out at New Victoria Park 0-0 with the Fed edging the penalty shoot out 4-3 to progress into the next round. Then in October 2015 the Fed ran out comfortable 5-0 winners at Whitton Park in the second round of the East of Scotland Cup.
Broughty manager Keith Gibson has already publically stated he will rest a few first-team players for Saturday’s game and give a run out to those that have not started weekly. One possibly missing out could be captain Jamie Winter, pictured above, who was taken off injured in the win against Hill of Beath on Saturday.
All fans are reminded this game is a 2-30pm kick off at New Victoria Park, home of Brechin Vics. Should the game end in a draw after 90mins then a penalty shoot-out will determine who enters the hat for the second round draw.