Following last Saturday’s disappointing 2-2 draw against second-bottom of the league Newtongrange Star, Broughty Athletic welcome current runaway Super League leaders Kelty Hearts to Whitton Park this weekend.
Keith Gibson’s side were not at their best despite leading 2-1 against Star with minutes remaining so an improvement throughout the team is required against the league leaders who sit twenty points ahead of second placed Bonnyrigg Rose going into this weekend’s game.
Kelty’s recent run of form in the league has seen them defeat Carnoustie Panmure 5-1 and Broxburn Athletic 2-0 either side of a 2-1 defeat at Dundonald Bluebell, a team that Broughty defeated 3-1 at Whitton Park a couple of weeks ago. So a difficult and hard game is on store against a team who have won twelve our of their thirteen away games so far this season. Last Saturday Kelty were on East of Scotland Cup duty, defeating Hill of Beath on penalties following a 1-1 draw after ninety minutes.
The previous scoreline between the sides this season away back in November 2016 was a 3-1 win for Kelty at Central Park (pictured above) with Broughty’s Ross McCord scoring from the penalty spot. Last season the Fed had no joy in both games against their visitors, losing 3-0 at Whitton Park and 2-0 in the reverse fixture.
Broughty go into the game with no fresh injury worries but hopefully, Paul McLellan, who recently signed a two-year contract extension, will return having missed last Saturday’s draw with a foot injury suffered against Broxburn Athletic the week before.
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…
The main picture above is Broughty’s Jay Smart challenging for the ball back in the clash between the sides at Central Park, November 2016…