Broughty Athletic will be looking to make it three Super League wins in a row on Wednesday night, following recent 1-0 wins over both Tayport and Bo’ness United, when they travel to face Hill of Beath at Keirs Park in Fife.
The Fed are now guaranteed Super League football next season after their 1-0 win at Bo’ness United on Saturday past, a tremendous achievement for the club in their first season in the East Region Super League after last season’s play-off win over Armadale Thistle.
Hosts HOB currently sit in eighth place, directly above the Fed, having played one game more and one more point on the board so a win for Broughty would move them into eighth place, middle of the sixteen team league. HOB’s recent fixtures included two defeats to Bonnyrigg Rose and Tayport, but more recently a 2-1 away win at Carnoustie Panmure last Wednesday night, so a difficult game is in store for both sides.
Broughty, fresh off their 1-0 win at Newtown Park, still have a couple of injury worries going into Wednesday night’s game, namely Grant Lawson (pictured right) and Jake Mair who both missed out on Saturday. Fed manager, Keith Gibson, will go into this game knowing his side’s place in the Super League is now safe but a crucial EOS Cup quarter-final is ahead this Saturday at home to Fauldhouse United so won’t press players into the squad unless fully fit and ready.
The sides last met back in early November 2015 with the visitors leaving Whitton Park with all three points following a 2-1 win. Broughty Athletic in-form striker Kevin Buchan had put the Fed in front in the second half but HOB fought back, scoring the winner in the dying minutes of the game.
All fans are reminded this game is a 7-15pm kickoff at Keirs Park on Wednesday night.