Broughty Athletic welcome bottom side Fauldhouse United to Whitton Park this Saturday in their third Super League game of the new 2016/17 season. The Fed will be looking to get back to winning ways following Wednesday night’s 3-3 home draw against Jeanfield Swifts.
Visitors Fauldhouse narrowly avoided relegation last season, finishing in fourth bottom place above Sauchie by one goal of a difference, after winning their last three Super League games of the season, forcing Sauchie into the play-off place against Lochee United and losing 10-0 on aggregate and thus saw Sauchie relegated to the Premier League.
Fauldhouse lost their opening league fixture on Saturday, a heavy 5-0 home defeat at the hands of newly promoted Lochee United, and then lost 4-0 away against Broxburn Athletic on Wednesday night so they will be determined to get a result against the Fed come Saturday. Previous scores last season in the league between both teams saw the side’s battle out a 4-4 draw back in August 2015 at Park View and Fauldhouse claimed all three points in a 2-1 win at Whitton Park in May this year. Fauldhouse also claimed a 2-0 victory in the quarter-final of the EOS Cup against the Fed at Whitton Park in May this year, the main picture above, so a win is overdue for Keith Gibson’s side.
Broughty go into the game fresh off a 3-3 draw on Wednesday night at Whitton Park in a game they lead 2-0 and 3-2, courtesy of a Ross McCord (pictured above)fantastic effort in the 89th minute, only to drawn the game. Fed manager Keith Gibson will be looking for a reaction from his players after the drawn game in which he felt like it was a defeat rather than a point gained.
All fans are reminded this game is a 2-30pm kick-off at Whitton Park. Admission prices are £6 for Adults and £3 for Kids/OAP’s. The club’s kiosk will be in operation for those wanting a bite to eat before or during the game.
The main picture above is Broughty striker Stewart McConnachie challenging for the ball against Fauldhouse in the EOS Cup game in May at Whitton Park…