Broughty Athletic will be looking to stop their recent two-match losing streak and get back to winning ways in the Super League this Saturday when they travel to face Bo’ness United at Newtown Park.
Recent defeats to Carnoustie Panmure and Camelon have seen the Fed drop to third place in the league after a four-game winning run came to a halt in a 4-3 home defeat to near-neighbours Carnoustie Panmure early October but wins in the Scottish Cup and GA Engineering Cup have kept Keith Gibson’s men ticking over.
Hosts Bo’ness United currently sit in 7th position in the league, some four places and 6 points behind the Fed but having played two games less so a win is crucial to keep the Fed in the top places in the league. Our host’s last three Super League fixtures have seen them rack up a 0-0 draw against Camelon, a 3-2 home defeat to Bonnyrigg Rose and a 3-0 away win over their rivals Linlithgow Rose. Their most recent result was a 4-0 away win over Dalry Thistle in the Scottish Cup last weekend.
Previous scorelines between the sides last season saw both teams secure away victories each, Bo’ness winning 3-0 at Whitton Park back in September 2015 and the Fed gaining revenge winning 1-0 at Newtown Park in May of this year (picture above).
Broughty go into the game with some injury worries still, namely James Collier and Brian Clark, both missing the last two games and showing no sign of returning this weekend although the latter resumed light training on Thursday night. Still definitely out is Jake Mair with his shoulder injury but Grant Lawson is now fully fit and again will be pushing for a start rather than a place on the bench. Recent loan signing Kane Hester travels with the squad and may feature at some point in the game.
All fans are reminded this game is a 2pm kick off at Newtown Park, home of Bo’ness United.