A Kevin Buchan (pictured below) hat-trick for Broughty Athletic helped his side knock out visitors Camelon from the East of Scotland Cup on Saturday at Whitton Park in a 3-0 win.

Following the midweek semi-final loss to Jeanfield Swifts in the GA Engineering Cup, Broughty manager Keith Gibson was determined to not make it a double cup loss against Camelon and fielded his strongest side possible as the squad was carrying some injuries. Missing was Brian Clark, who again was cup-tied, Kieron RossJake Mair and Bastien Wibaut who are all injured.

DSC_0617 (3)Broughty went in 1-0 at halftime courtesy of Buchan’s fine lob from just outside the penalty box into the far corner in a half that Broughty had more possession as the half went on and half chances on goal.

The second half saw Camelon come more and more into the game, with a couple of decent chances, but Buchan’s double, one a header from a Dougie Cameron cross and one a tap in from a half saved free-kick by the Camelon keeper, put Broughty into the hat for the next round. Great to see young Derryn Kesson getting some game time and Frankie Lannen, both coming on as substitutes in the second half of the game.

Match action photos will appear very soon today…