Broughty Athletic manager Keith Gibson spoke of his delight to see his side notch up their fourth win on the trot in all competitions after defeating Musselburgh Athletic 2-0 on Saturday at the Olivebank Stadium. Also pleasing was the third clean sheet in a row for his side as they now aim to push on up the Super League away from the relegation area.
Read below what Keith had to say on his side’s latest win and four-game mini winning streak…
“Saturday’s all round performance for me was pleasing, very pleasing. Although we had won our previous three games I still felt our performances could have been better. Before the Musselburgh game, we spoke to the players about this and we got a great response back from them.
From the beginning of the game, we looked hungry and up for it. We played with a high intensity and on the front foot and the only disappointing thing is that we went in at half time 0-0 as I felt we dominated the first half and had two or three really good chances to get on the scoresheet.
To be fair to Musselburgh they came out strong in the first ten to fifteen minutes of the second half and put us under a bit of pressure but without really having any clear cut chances on our goal. Our first goal came at a great time for us and Kevin Buchan (pictured left) took it really well. I think that’s 12 goals in his last 11 games now which is a great record for him at the club. After the goal we managed the game very well and all of the substitutes had a hand in the second goal, which was a great finish from Jake Mair to kill the game off at 2-0.
Overall I was delighted with our performance over the ninety minutes and that is more like us in terms of the way we can play. We’ve added Brian Clark to the squad now and again the competition for places in the team is great and gives me a real headache come match days. But it will only be beneficial as we will have games coming thick and fast in the run in and everyone in the squad will have a big part to play. That’s four wins in a row in all competitions, the players should take confidence from that but we’re not getting carried away. We travel to Sauchie next Saturday and I will be looking for the same kind of attitude and commitment from the players and hopefully bag some more points to help us climb up the Super League…”