Broughty Athletic manager Keith Gibson gave his thoughts on last nights 4-0 romp away to Carnoustie Panmure but isn’t getting too carried away with his side’s great start to the season which see’s the Fed currently occupy second top position in the Super League.
Read below what he had to say…
“Last night saw our final midweek game in a busy opening schedule to the start of the new season. We put a demand on the players to produce another performance like Saturday’s first half performance against Fauldhouse and if we did that we’d be confident in getting a positive result.
We changed our shape slightly last night and I feel we got off to a good start and had a couple of good chances through Stewart McConnachie and Ryan Suttie. We controlled large parts of the first half and our pace was causing them problems although we never really worked the goalkeeper as much as I would have liked. Carnoustie put us under a bit of pressure with a few corners and had their only attempt on target during this spell. We could have gone in at half time 1-0 up with gaining a penalty but Jamie Robbie pulled off a great save from Jamie McCunnie.
At half time we spoke to the players regarding upping the tempo and to keep playing on the front foot and a goal would come. In the second half, we played some excellent stuff and our passing and movement in the final third was outstanding at times. We scored some excellent goals and to be honest we could have scored more, we looked solid at the back and I can’t recall Carnoustie threatening our goal. We were that far on top the Carnoustie players became frustrated and totally lost their discipline but I was pleased my players never got caught up with this.
Overall I’m delighted with getting 3 points but more so with our overall display, another thing which is pleasing is that our substitutes are coming on and making an impact in the games which is massive. We’ve had a good start to the season but we’re not getting carried away, our aim again this season is to consolidate our super league position and anything after that is a bonus. The players have bought into the way that we are wanting to play and their effort, work rate, and desire has been excellent the first 4 games. This Saturday will be a real test against the current champions Bonnyrigg Rose but we’ll go there with a bit of confidence but under no illusion of how tough a game it’s going to be…”