Broughty Athletic welcome near local rivals Carnoustie Panmure to Whitton Park this Saturday in the Super League and will be looking to do the double over their neighbours having previously won the reverse fixture 4-0 at Laing Park back in August.
With the Fed still having to face another six Super League sides before the halfway stage of the Super League campaign, this fixture was a surprise to some but none the less, the Fed will be up for the game as will their opponents who are desperate for points as they sit at the foot of the league table with just four points from a possible thirty.
The Gowfers have had a tough start to the season, with only one win over Camelon just recently to show for their efforts along with eight defeats, after a decent league campaign last season that saw them finish in 12th place, two places behind the Fed with only five points of a difference. But their luck will hopefully turn and change for the remainder of the season after the weekend’s game. Previous scorelines between the sides last season saw Broughty complete the double, winning 5-1 at Whitton Park and 1-0 at Laing Park.
Broughty are on a fine run of form just now having won their last six games, four in the Super League and two domestic cup competitions, and Fed manager Keith Gibson will be looking to make it seven in a row come Saturday. Missing for the Fed, which is becoming common practice in recent weeks, is Barry Myles (pictured above) who is on holiday. Missing through injury are still Jake Mair and Grant Lawson, with the latter back training with the squad and looking to be back playing before the month end.
There are no fresh injury worries for the game but no doubt there will be a selection headache for the manager after last Saturday’s 1-0 home win over Penicuik Athletic.
All fans are reminded this game is a 2-30pm kick-off at Whitton Park. Admission prices are £6 for Adults and £3 for OAP/Kids. The Broughty ‘Pie Shop’ will be in operation before and during the game for those wishing to grab a bite to eat.