Broughty Athletic are on their travels once again this Saturday as they cross into Fife to face unbeaten runaway Super League leaders Kelty Hearts in the league. The Fed will be looking to get back to winning ways following a recent run of three defeats on the trot in the league, at home to Carnoustie Panmure and Camelon and more recently a 3-0 defeat away to Bo’ness United.
Hosts Kelty Hearts are on a fantastic run of form at the moment, racing into a 10 point lead at the top of the league table following 11 wins and 1 drawn game. Their last three games saw them win at home 5-3 against Newtongrange Star, followed by a 1-1 home draw against Camelon then win convincingly 5-0 away to local side Lochee United. Previous scorelines between the sides saw Kelty do the double over the Fed, winning 2-0 at New Central Park and 3-0 at Whitton Park.
A fantastic turn of form has seen Kelty Hearts go from finishing third bottom of the Super League, avoiding relegation, following a playoff win in season 2013/14 to go on and win the Super League the following 2014/15 season. Then last season they were runners-up to eventual champions, Bonnyrigg Rose, finishing 11 points behind. So a hard game is in store for the Fed for sure come Saturday.
Broughty still have injury worries concerning a couple of players, Brian Clark and James Collier both likely to miss the trip. Definitely ruled out is reserve goalkeeper, John Sinclair, fracturing his ankle in a 3-0 friendly win over Dundee Violet. Jake Mair is still out with a shoulder injury also. Recent new loan signing Kane Hester will be looking to get on the scoresheet at the second attempt since his loan move from Arbroath FC.
All fans are reminded this game is a 2pm kick off at New Central Park, home of Kelty Hearts.
The picture above featuring Fed captain Jamie Winter is from the game at New Central Park last season…