Broughty Athletic welcome eighth-placed Broxburn Athletic to Whitton Park this Saturday in the Super League and will be looking to capitalise on their recent GA Cup win last Saturday.
Following a poor run of results recently in the league, which saw the Fed fall from fifth spot, a position they held for several weeks, down to seventh, but a welcome 3-1 win over Culter JFC in their third-round GA Cup clash last Saturday was pleasing for all at the club.
Visitors Broxburn currently sit one place below the Fed in eighth spot, two points less and having played one game more, so a win for the home side is vital to pull away and push back up the table. Broxburn’s recent run of form in the Super League has seen them collect five points from a possible nine, with two draws against Penicuik Athletic and Camelon and a 3-0 home win over Carnoustie Panmure.
Broughty, on the other hand, are on a poor run of form in the league having only gained two points out of a possible nine in their last three games, with draws against Jeanfield Swifts and Newtongrange Star and suffering a heavy 5-2 defeat against Camelon. It’s the first time the sides have met this season but last season Broxburn came out on top in both home and away fixtures, winning both 2-1.
Broughty will have late fitness tests on a couple of key players, namely captain Jamie Winter who was carried off in the win against Culter last week and Danny Cavanagh who broke his hand during the same game. Brian Clark is still recovering from an ankle injury but may feature in the squad. Still missing through injury are goalkeeper John Sinclair and Jake Mair.
All fans are reminded this game is a 2-15pm kick off at Whitton Park. Admission prices are £6 for Adults and £3 for OAPs/Kids. For those wishing a bite to eat and sample one of our fine tasty hot mince pies/steak & gravy pies/sausage rolls supplied by GRANTS BUTCHERS in Dundee, then the Broughty Pie Shop will be in operation before kick off and during the game.
The photo above is from the 2-1 defeat to Broxburn back in April 2016, Broughty’s Brian Clark with the ball and Kevin Buchan looking on…