Managerless Broughty Athletic make the trip to face Broxburn Athletic at Albyn Park this Saturday looking to take something from the game following two recent Super League defeats. Going down 2-0 to local rivals Carnoustie Panmure and more recently a 3-1 home defeat to Dundonald Bluebell sees the Fed sitting in the seventh position in the league, seven points above the relegation play-off spot with every team below having games in hand.
The club will need to put the recent manager resignation news behind them as they head to Albyn Park and interim manager, defender Jamie McCunnie, pictured below, will be looking for a positive response from his side going into the game.
Hosts Broxburn currently sit in the fifth position in the league, eight points ahead of the Fed and with a game in hand. They have been a hard team to break down of late when playing so Saturday is a perfect time to stop that run and bring some points back home although a very hard task is ahead. Broxburn are currently on a three-game winning run, scoring goals for fun along the way. Two 4-0 wins over Camelon and Dundonald Bluebell with an 8-0 romp over Forfar West End have seen them cement their place in the top five in the league.
The previous scoreline between the sides this season saw them both battle out a 2-2 draw at Whitton Park with the Fed having a 2-0 lead at halftime with goals from Chris Liversedge and Stewart McConnachie. Last season the sides saw a win each away from home, the Fed winning 2-0 at Albyn Park with goals from Stewart McConnachie and Paul McLellan but suffering a heavy 6-1 loss at Whitton Park. Also, a 3-2 defeat at Albyn Park saw the Fed knocked out of the EOS Cup last season.
Broughty goes into the game with no fresh injury worries following Saturday’s defeat against Dundonald Bluebell and interim manager Jamie McCunnie will have his work cut out picking his side and deciding whether to play himself in the defence or take to the dugout to manage the team.
All fans are reminded this game is a 2-30pm kick and not a 2pm kick at Albyn Park, home of Broxburn Athletic.