Broughty Athletic battled back from two goals down against ten men Linlithgow Rose today to earn a draw, and in doing so ended their four-game losing streak in the Super League.

Broughty were dealt a blow when stalwart defender Jay Smart was ruled out due to illness, making way for Barry Myles to partner Ryan Suttie in central defence. James Collier started up front following his comeback from injury.

Trailing to a 7th minute Tommy Coyne goal, the Fed were given some hope as Linlithgow were reduced to 10 men just after the half-hour mark when Reece Donaldson was sent off. But things got worse for the Fed as Linlithgow then doubled their lead within a minute of the second half kicking off before a comeback and onslaught from the home side.

Broughty’s Brian Clark pulled the first goal back on 65mins, making it 1-2. Then after umpteen chances and goal scoring opportunities, it took until the 90th minute for the Fed to pull level, substitute Stewart McConnachie securing the point, knocking home the equaliser from close range, 2-2.

The main picture above is Broughty’s first goalscorer Brian Clark being brought down under a challenge… The picture is courtesy of Richard Wiseman Photography…