Broughty Athletic travel to face Bo’ness United this Saturday in the Super League and will be looking to extend their current two-game unbeaten run going following a recent 0-0 draw with Bonnyrigg Rose at Whitton Park and Saturday’s 2-1 away win at Sauchie.
The Fed have bounced back from a recent two-game bad spell, losing heavily 4-1 to Penicuik Athletic in the league and crashing out of the Scottish Junior Cup at the hands of Bathgate Thistle, and Fed manager Jim Finlayson has praised the squad following four points out of a maximum six recently.
Hosts Bo’ness United currently sit fourth bottom of the Super League, a position they are not used to in recent years and will be looking for maximum points to start a climb up the table. They have won the Super League on three occasions, firstly in 2010, 2011 and more lastly in 2014. Their last three results have seen them lose 3-2 away to Broxburn Athletic but notch up two wins against Forfar West End and local side Lochee United. More recently Bo’ness were knocked out of the East of Scotland Cup at home on Saturday by Premier League side Haddington Athletic, who at one stage were 4-1 up at halftime for the score to finish 4-3.
Recent results between the sides last season saw the BU’s complete the double over the Fed, winning 3-0 at Newtown Park back in November 2016 and 1-0 at Whitton Park in February 2017, the picture above, Fed keeper Iain Ross catching the ball in a crowded goalmouth. The previous season the Fed did manage a 1-0 win on their travels in the last game of the season.
Broughty goes into the game welcoming back goalkeeper Iain Ross to the squad alongside Derryn Kesson, pictured left, both missed out the trip to Sauchie with the latter free from suspension after serving a two-game ban. A fitness battle is on the cards for defender Garry Kenneth after he was substituted during the Bonnyrigg game following a leg injury. Defender Jamie McCunnie is back in training and hopefully won’t be too long before he’s back in the side.
Saturday’s match is scheduled for the earlier kick-off time of 1-45pm at Newtown Park, home of Bo’ness United.