With the Whitton Park surface waterlogged in places, Broughty switched their Super League clash away at New Dundas Park and left with a 3-0 defeat to current Super League leaders Bonnyrigg Rose. It was Broughty’s first competitive first since the 12th December 2015, 2-1 away to Tayport in the GA Engineering Cup.
Broughty started with Barry Myles partnering Jay Smart in the defence, Paul Lunan in the midfield with Kevin Buchan as a lone striker upfront. Stewart McConnachie, Jake Mair and Bryan Duell were on the bench.
It took until 16mins for the home side to have their first shot on goal but it went high over the bar. 24mins on the clock and Broughty’s Jamie Winter saw his edge of the box shot deflected wide. 60 seconds later the home side tested Iain Ross in the Broughty goal but he saved well.
28mins it was Paul Lunan’s turn to try a shot inside the box but it came to nothing. Kevin Buchan tried his luck on 30mins but his shot went well wide of the post. 37mins and Ross was brought into action again saving well. Then on 40mins Bonnyrigg had a glorious chance to take the lead but shot over from 6yrds out.
Another save from Ross on 44mins took both sides in a halftime 0-0. Fairly even first half in possession with the home side edging it in chances to score.
The second half was only 6mins old when the home side eventually took the lead, slotting the ball home past Ross after no challenge in the box from The Fed players, 1-0. 55mins Broughty had a chance to level but both Jay Smart and Barry Myles headed over the bar from a corner. 58mins and the home side doubled their lead via the penalty spot, as Jay Smart brought down his opposing player, 2-0.
Broughty thought they had a chance on 62mins with a handball shout from a corner but the ref waved play on to the clubs shouts and screams. Jamie Winter tried again on 72mins with a long range effort but it went high over the bar. 87mins saw Jamie McCunnie header off the line after the ball was chipped over Ross in the goal from the right side but within 60 seconds the game was over for Broughty as Bonnyrigg scored their third goal, 3-0 F/T.
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