Broughty Athletic manager Keith Gibson spoke of his delight after his side’s 4-1 rout over hosts Penicuik Athletic on Saturday in the Super League, securing three more precious points and climbing up to tenth in the league in the process. Read below what he had to say to our BAJFC Media team…“I was extremely pleased with Saturday’s all round performance and result against Penicuik. The players stuck to their tasks and the game plan that we had set out beforehand. We rested players yesterday, the likes of Dougie Cameron and Paul Lunan, as I feel with the amount of games we have had this would be beneficial for them.
Right from the start of the game we played with a real intensity and desire. We created a lot of chances and played some excellent stuff in the first half. If we went in at half time five nil up nobody could have grudged us that, they were three well-deserved goals for the lads and some very decent half chances to score.
We had to make a change at half-time as Bastien Wibaut was feeling sick and Jamie McCunnie (pictured left)slotted in. Our fourth goal from Kevin Buchan after about forty seconds of the kick-off was really well worked and is something that we have been working on with the players in terms of our movement in and around the box and well done to him on getting his hat-trick.
The only disappointing thing was to lose the goal late on as we were never really threatened too much throughout the game barring the odd few corners and wide shots, but overall I’m delighted.
Due to the performances individually from the players and as a team I’ve now got a real headache for my starting eleven for Wednesday night’s GA Cup semi-final against Jeanfield Swifts. This game is massive for our club, with it being our Chairman’s company who sponsor the competition, Gordon Deuchars, and I’m sure we can get a positive result if we perform the way we did, but Jeanfield will be a hard side to go up against given their decent run of form this season in the Premier League…”