Broughty Athletic are back on Super League business when they travel to eighth-placed Camelon at Carmuirs Park on Saturday.
The Fed are on a run of four games in league and cup competitions without a win since their 5-1 demolition of local side Downfield JFC in the 3rd round of the Scottish Cup back at the start of December. Previous to that the Fed had lost three Super League games in a row so a win is long overdue for the Whitton Park side.
Hosts Camelon suffered a heavy defeat on Saturday also, going down 4-1 at home to fellow Super League side Newtongrange Star in the East of Scotland Cup. Their previous three league fixtures have seen them play out three 1-1 draws against Broxburn Athletic, Musselburgh Athletic and Carnoustie Panmure, so a win is also vital for the Mariners. They currently sit in eighth place, three places and three points behind the Fed.
The previous scoreline between the sides this season saw Camelon secure all three points at Whitton Park with a 1-0 win at the end of October. Last season saw Camelon record two victories, winning 2-0 at Carmuirs Park and 1-0 at Whitton Park. Although Broughty did manage an East of Scotland cup win, winning 3-0 at Whitton Park with striker Kevin Buchan notching a hat-trick for the Fed.
Broughty go into the game following a heavy Scottish Cup defeat at the hands of Sauchie Saturday past and manager Keith Gibson will be looking for a massive lift and push from his players to turn around some recent poor results. Back into the squad will come striker Kevin Buchan who was cup-tied for the Sauchie defeat and Ross McCord who served his final suspension of a two-game suspension received for totting up procedures.
All fans are reminded this game is a 1-45pm kick off at Carmuirs Park, home of Camelon JFC.
The photo above shows Broughty’s Ryan Blair challenging for the ball during the 1-0 defeat at Whitton Park back in October 2016…