Broughty Athletic manager Keith Gibson spoke of his relief following his side’s penalty shootout win against lower league opposition Brechin Vics on Saturday at Victoria Park in a preliminary round clash.

Read below what BAJFC manager Keith Gibson had to say on the game…

“The main aim was to progress into the next round of the competition but to also build on last Saturdays positive performance in beating Linlithgow Rose. Although we did progress, unfortunately, our overall performance was very poor with far too many players having an off day! We spoke with the players after the game and they themselves know that the standard of their performance wasn’t acceptable. I don’t want to take anything away from our hosts, Brechin Vics, who I felt were excellent throughout the game and have some very good young players and performed well as a team together.

We were lucky to go in at halftime at 0-0 as Vics created some clear-cut goal scoring chances and if not for a few decent saves from our keeper Iain Ross and a last gasp Johnathan Smart tackle we could have been at least two or three down. The second half we were slightly better and looked more threatening going forward as the game went on but just couldn’t score that elusive goal.

The only positive from the game is that it’s the poorest we’ve been in a long time but still managed to get through to the next round, to face Tayport. So now we look forward to next Saturday as it’s back to league business to face the current Super League champions Kelty Hearts on their patch and I have said it before, I have every faith in the group of players we have here at the club and I’m sure we’ll be ready for next weeks game…”

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