Broughty Athletic gained another valuable point in their push to stay in the Super League, extending their unbeaten run to five games, after a 2-2 draw against Sauchie at Beechwood Park today.
The Fed suffered a major blow for the game, when both goalkeepers Iain Ross and John Sinclair were ruled out through sickness and work, so Fed manager Keith Gibson was out finding a free amateur goalkeeper, who incidentally pulled off some great first class saves throughout the game, on Friday afternoon. Making his first full debut was recent new signing Brian Clark.
It was the home side that took the lead as early as the 3rd minute when veteran Sauchie striker Iain Diack slammed home,1-0. Broughty equalized courtesy of French defender Bastien Wibaut (main picture) on 20mins, headering the ball into the net from a Dougie Cameron free-kick.
Then Broughty took the lead three minutes into the second half when in-form on loan striker Kevin Buchan slotted home his thirteenth goal of the season from a low Grant Lawson cross to put the Fed 1-2 up. But the lead only lasted until just before the hour mark as the home side equalized, a cracking shot to the top corner from about 25yrds out, to finish the scoring at 2-2. The hosts had several chances to kill off the game, rattling the crossbar in injury time, but Broughty’s stand-in keeper, Ronnie Adams, produced saves at the vital times.
The draw see’s Broughty extend their unbeaten run to five games in all competitions, with three in the Super League. Up next for the Fed is the visit of Broxburn Athletic at Whitton Park next Saturday 9th April in another Super League match.