Broughty Athletic manager Keith Gibson gives his thoughts on Saturday’s 3-0 Super League defeat to last season’s champions Kelty Hearts. Read below what he had to say…
“Saturday’s game against Kelty Hearts was a game of two halves. In the first half, we struggled a bit with Kelty’s shape and directness towards our goal, so we had to change our shape slightly but we never did enough to keep good possession when we had the ball.
For me, the second half is as good as we’ve played this season in terms of dominating the game and creating chances. It’s beyond me how we never scored and the Kelty keeper made some excellent saves but we’ve got to score when we’re on top. I felt we had a stonewall penalty turned down with Stewart McConnachie (pictured left) being brought down in the box, he’s actually got a bad gash on his leg where the Kelty player tackled him. Then as the game went on Kelty scored a late penalty and their third was from Bastien Wibaut slipping.
Kelty are a decent side but for me, there was never three goals in it. We now need to dust ourselves down and look ahead and prepare for a huge game on Wednesday night at home to Tayport. It’s getting very tight towards the foot of the Super League table. Both of us need the points, we are needing just four points for guaranteed safety and Super League football next season and them for their survival push and then safety for next season. It’s going to be a hard game for both sides but we are hoping to make it three wins out of three…”