Broughty Athletic manager Keith Gibson give’s his thought’s on his side’s 1-0 win over local rivals Carnoustie Panmure in the Super League, pointing out it’s about the points now rather than the performance, in the battle to stay in the Super League.
Read below what he had to say on Wednesday night’s game…“I’m absolutely delighted to get the three points and make it two wins over Carnoustie this season in the league. We had to shuffle the squad around a bit, bringing back in Jamie Sime (below right)from his loan deal at Dundee Violet as we had lost Bastien Wibaut in central defence.
Carnoustie probably started the better team in the first 5/10 minutes but after that, we got into the game and got into some good positions offensively and missed a decent opportunity after great work by Paul McLellan. We took the lead from a really good passage of play finished off well by Kevin Buchan slotting under the keeper. We created a couple of half-chances and I felt we were comfortable, limiting Carnoustie to a couple of chances also.
The second half started much the same as the first but I felt Carnoustie started to come more into the game as the half went on, possibly as they never played Saturday past, so we made a change to try and combat this and try to hit Carnoustie in the break and to be honest the game should have been dead and buried after the chance Kevin Buchan had midway through the second half.
But fair play to Carnoustie as they put us under slot of pressure in the remaining ten minutes but our defence stood strong and dealt with everything that was thrown at us with our defenders and goalkeeper Iain Ross (picture below) blocking several chances on goal.
I was so proud of the players tonight as we had a tough game on Saturday, in our defeat to Broxburn, and their energy levels were great. Again there was a real togetherness about us to go and get the win. To be honest we’ve played a lot better this season and came away with nothing so to win and get a clean sheet was great, especially at this stage of the season as it’s all about getting points on the board now.
We have another tough game on Saturday against Bonnyrigg Rose at home but the players will rest up and be ready to go again come Saturday…”