Broughty Athletic manager Keith Gibson is hopeful that this Saturday’s Super League clash away to second place Musselburgh Athletic goes ahead, as freezing temperatures hit the east coast.
Broughty’s last competitive game was away back on the 12th December, a 2-1 away win at Tayport in the GA Engineering Cup. And before then, The Fed’s previous game was again against Tayport, a 4-2 away win in the league on the 14th November, with two call-offs and a festive league shutdown thrown in-between. So not much competitive football for the manager to talk of hence the hope for this Saturday’s game to be on.
Keith had this to say…
“We are hopeful the game is on this Saturday at Musselburgh. It’s been too long since we’ve played competitively and we need to get games back under our belts. We don’t want to build up games in hand towards the latter end of the season, creating two to possibly three games a week for the lads. There are nineteen Saturday’s left from next week till the end of May, and we have eighteen Super League games to play, and we are still in two local cup competitions, the GA Engineering Cup and the East of Scotland Cup, which will also take up Saturday’s so things are looking tight just now.
As for Saturday’s game, we have had the pleasure of beating Musselburgh already this season, in the EOS Cup, 3-1 at Whitton Park, and coming from a goal behind. We dominated most of the game creating several clear-cut goal chances but for poor finishing. But come Saturday it will be a totally different game, Musselburgh sit fourth top for a reason in the league, one point off top position, and are on a great run at the minute, unbeaten in their last nine games and looking to make it six in a row in home wins at the Olivebank Stadium, but we aim to spoil the party, if the game goes ahead…”
The main top picture is Broughty’s Jake Mair from the 3-1 GA Cup win over Musselburgh back in September 2015.
The picture above is Broughty’s Bryan Duell converting his penalty to make it 2-1 Broughty in the same game.