Broughty Athletic, fresh off their 5-1 GA Engineering Cup win last Saturday against Hermes JFC, are back on Super League business this Saturday afternoon when Dundonald Bluebell come calling at Whitton Park. Goals from Ross McCord, Grant Lawson, Shaka Roy and a Kevin Buchan (pictured)double booked the Fed’s semi-final fixture against local side Violet but the bread and butter for the Fed is Super League survival for next season.
Visitors Dundonald currently occupy the fifth position in the league, three places above the Fed having played four games more and having gained six points more, so a win for Keith Gibson’s side would be a welcome boost following a run of ten games without a win in the league. Broughty’s last win was back on the first day of October 2016, a 1-0 win over Penicuik Athletic. Six defeats and four draws are all the Fed have to show for their last league ten games, a run that is unwanted at the club and every player will be all out this Saturday to stop.
Dundonald’s last three Super League fixtures, all away from home, have seen defeat Fauldhouse United 5-0, Jeanfield Swifts 3-2 and draw 2-2 at Carnoustie Panmure, so a very hard task is ahead of the Whitton Park side come Saturday.
Broughty welcomed back captain Jamie Winter last Saturday and Danny Cavanagh both from injury and both will feature in Saturday’s squad. Brian Clark returned to training this week after a lengthy layoff and may make the substitutes bench if fit. Injury doubts for the Fed are Ryan Suttie and Ross McCord, with Suttie having to come off injured in the Hermes win. Still out is Jake Mair with a shoulder injury.
The previous scoreline between the sides saw Broughty return with the points following a 2-1 win with goals from Ross McCord and former striker Matty Adam back in September 2016.
All fans are reminded this game is a 2-30pm kick off at Whitton Park. For those wishing a bite to eat the ‘Broughty Pie Shop’ will be in operation before and during the game selling various hot pies, hot dogs and sausage rolls, supplied by GRANTS BUTCHERS, Blackness Road in Dundee.