Broughty Athletic lost their sixth Super league game out of eleven Saturday past against Hill of Beath and Broughty manager Keith Gibson and his coaching staff admit to being disappointed and hurting inside following the defeat.

It was a chance for the squad to record back to back victories for the first time this season in league and cup competitions following last Saturdays 5-0 thumping of Brechin Vics in the EOS Cup. But despite controlling most of the game, and going ahead, it was the visitors that went home with the points.

Read what Keith had to say on this latest defeat below…

“I am extremely disappointed to lose the game on Saturday from getting ourselves into a winning position. The first half I felt we controlled large parts of it but without really threatening the HOB goal in the soaking wet conditions at Whitton Park.

We started the second half really well and looked more lively in the final third of the pitch. I was delighted when we took the lead and deservedly so, but missed an excellent chance to make it 2-0 shortly after. But again we go and lose two sloppy goals, the first one being from a free-kick where we switch off and should deal with it better and the second goal we could have prevented.

I can’t fault the players for lack of effort, but we really need to manage the game better when we are at 1-0 up and see it through. We had countless corners and free-kicks in the final third of the game, but our delivery has got to be better. I feel the lack of concentration cost us yesterday and it’s another sore one to take especially with HOB being one point ahead of us before the stat of the game. Hopefully, the players are hurting after that as much as myself and the coaching staff are and we have to start rectifying our mistakes now. We will work hard again at training during the week as we look towards next Saturdays away fixture against Tayport in the league…”

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