Broughty Athletic face a local derby as they welcome local rivals Lochee United to Whitton Park this Saturday in the final game of the 2016/17 Super League season. Both teams started the season away back on the 6th August with resounding wins, Broughty winning 2-1 away from home at former league champions Linlithgow Rose and Lochee United hitting the goal trail with a 5-0 away win at Fauldhouse United.
The Fed are fresh off their emphatic 5-1 GA Engineering Cup final win over Tayport on Sunday but will be fully concentrating on finishing the season as high as possible in the league. The Fed currently occupy the seventh position, only a win will see them leapfrog Dundonald Bluebell into sixth spot. Saturday’s visitors will finish in fifth spot and will stay there win, lose or draw on Saturday.
Lochee’s previous three Super League results have seen them defeat Hill of Beath 2-0 and Penicuik Athletic 3-2 but lose out at home 3-1 to Linlithgow Rose on Saturday past. Four recent wins have seen them push up the table and claim fifth spot in the league since their return to the Super League following last season’s play-off win over Sauchie. The sides met at the start of May at Thomson Park, with the Fed losing out 2-0 on that occasion with former Fed striker Kevin Buchan netting the second goal.
Broughty go into the game with no fresh injury worries following Sunday’s Cup final win but will welcome back defenders Barry Myles and Frankie Lannen into the squad after both missed the final. Saturday will mark the end of midfielder Danny Cavanagh’s stay at the club following his pre-season contract signing with senior side Montrose FC. Suspended for the game will be defender Drew Fleming who serves his final suspension following a two-game ban.
All fans are reminded this game is a 2-30pm kick off at Whitton Park. Admission prices are £6 for Adults and £3 for OAPs/Child. Should you wish a bite to eat before or during the game then the ‘Broughty Pie Shop’ will be in operation selling hot pies and sausage rolls supplied locally by ‘Grants Butchers’ of Blackness Road in Dundee…