Following two weeks of cup football, Broughty Athletic are back on Super League business this Saturday when they welcome Camelon to Whitton Park.
The Fed will be eager to get back to league business after two cup wins, a 5-2 win over Blairgowrie JFC in the GA Engineering Cup and more recently a 2-1 win in the Scottish Cup at Johnstone Burgh, as they aim to cement their position at the top end of the league. The Fed currently occupy second top spot, one point ahead of third-placed Bonnyrigg Rose and three points ahead of fourth-placed Penicuik Athletic.
Visitors Camelon, who occupy eighth place in the league, trail the Fed by six points and having played two more games, are currently on a four-game unbeaten run in the league, with three drawn games against Dundonald Bluebell 3-3, Kelty Hearts 1-1, and Boness United 0-0, with a 2-1 victory coming against local side Lochee United. Last week they were boosted with the arrival of a new manager, former Linlithgow Rose striker Gordon Herd (pictured below) taking over the reigns, so Saturday they will be out to get their first win for the new gaffer.
Broughty go into the game with some injury worries from before last Saturday’s Scottish Cup win. Both Brian Clark and James Collier are both looking doubtful for the game although Paul McLellan will be back. Still missing is Jake Mair with his shoulder injury. Attacking winger Grant Lawson came through another 30mins, coming in as a substitute in last week’s game, so he could be pushing the manager to make a start for the first time this season following his recent injury.
Previous scorelines in the Super League between the sides last season saw both sides battle out a 0-0 draw at Whitton Park on the opening game of the season followed by a 2-0 defeat for the Fed at Carmuirs Park towards the end of the season. However, the Fed did manage a comprehensive 3-0 win in the East of Scotland Cup at Whitton Park in April (pic below is of Broughty’s Stewart McConnachie during that game).
All fans are reminded Saturday’s game is a 2-30pm kick off at Whitton Park. Admission Prices are £6 for Adults and £3 for OAP/Kids. For those wishing a bite to eat, the ‘Broughty Pie’ shop will be in operation before and during the game.