Broughty Athletic welcome the current Super League champions from last season Bonnyrigg Rose to Whitton Park this Saturday looking to keep their winning run going following recent away wins over Broxburn Athletic and Musselburgh Athletic.
Two wins in four days have ensured the Fed finish in the top seven of the sixteen team Super League this season, their second season in the top flight following their maiden season finish of tenth last season.
Visitors Bonnyrigg snapped up the Super League title last season eleven points ahead of second-placed Kelty Hearts, the team they are currently trying to catch this season as the season starts to come to an end. Bonnyrigg sit second, twelve points behind leaders Kelty and with three games in hand so will be looking for the win and a Kelty slip up as they face a trip to Linlithgow Rose on Saturday who themselves are desperate for points to pull away from second bottom of the league.
Bonnyrigg’s previous three fixtures in the league have seen them win twice away to Jeanfield Swifts 3-1, Penicuik Athletic 4-1 but suffer a 2-1 defeat to Musselburgh Athletic, the team who Broughty beat on Saturday, so a tough game is in store for both sides come Saturday. The previous scoreline between the sides this season saw Bonnyrigg romp to a 4-0 at New Dundas Park back in August 2016 (pictured directly above in blue). Last season the Rose completed the double over the Fed, winning 2-1 at Whitton Park (main picture above of Jamie Winter in red) and 3-0 in the return fixture.
Broughty, fresh from their two recent wins after their local derby 2-0 loss to Lochee United, will welcome back from suspension captain Jamie Winter. Only attacking midfielder Danny Cavanagh is a doubt still with his ankle injury with a couple of other players carrying knocks.
All fans are reminded this game is an earlier kick off of 1-30pm Admission prices are £6 for Adults and £3 for OAPs/Child. Should you wish a bite to eat before or during the game then the ‘Broughty Pie Shop’ will be in operation selling hot pies and sausage rolls supplied locally by ‘Grants Butchers’ of Blackness Road in Dundee…