Broughty Athletic welcome Fauldhouse United to Whitton Park this Saturday in the quarter-finals of the DJ Laing sponsored East of Scotland Cup.
With Wednesday night’s Super League game against Hill of Beath called off at short notice due to a flooded Keirs Park pitch, Broughty manager Keith Gibson will relish the rest for his squad ahead of this Saturday cup game, as the remaining league fixtures are coming in thick and fast.
Both sides last meet away back in late August 2015 in Broughty’s fifth Super League game of the new season. A 4-4 draw was the final result between the sides at Park View in a pulsating game which had Broughty 2-0 down at one point then 4-3 ahead with minutes remaining. Scorer’s for the Fed that day were Jake Mair and a hat-trick from Jamie Winter, pictured right.
Visitors Fauldhouse currently sit third bottom in the Super League with a battle on their hands to stay in the league and avoid either the two bottom automatic relegation places and the third bottom play-off place. Their recent results in the league include two losses at home to both Penicuik Athletic and Linlithgow Rose and more recently a 1-1 draw with Newtongrange Star. But it’s a cup game this Saturday so league worries will be put to one side.
Broughty have a couple of injury worries still despite the call-off against Hill of Beath, both Jake Mair and Grant Lawson out injured, with the latter possibly available come Saturday. It will also see defender Bastien Wibaut (pictured left) play his last game for the Fed as he leaves on Monday to make his way back home to France following the end of his University studies.
All fans are reminded this game is a 2-30pm kick off at Whitton Park. Should the game end in a draw after 90 minutes then straight to a penalty shootout it will be to determine who faces a home game against Dundonald Bluebell on Monday 23rd May. Admission prices are £5 for Adults and £2 for OAP/Kids.