Broughty Athletic manager Keith Gibson reflects back on his side’s 3-0 away defeat at Super League leaders Bonnyrigg Rose on Saturday. After a positive first half display from the players, the second half proved too much as the home side took advantage killing off any potential chance of Broughty leaving with any points.

Read below what the gaffer had to say on the club’s latest defeat.

“The first half on Saturday we more than matched Bonnyrigg and the game plan we set out to do worked well. We limited Bonnyrigg to a couple of close efforts during the first half and we ourselves created two or three half chances and we went in pleased with our performance.

At the half time break, we spoke to the players and stressed the first five to ten minutes of the second half was vital and not to give anything away. So it was really disappointing to lose such a sloppy goal just six minutes in. We then go on to concede a silly penalty and go 2-0 down and its an uphill task after that. We had a decent ten minute or so spell after we went 2-0 down but it didn’t come to anything. I changed the shape with going three at the back as we needed to nick something but we lost the third goal very late on as we were chasing the game.
Overall it was a disappointing result especially after sticking to our game plan so well in the first half. But I can’t be too over critical of the players as this was our first competitive game since December 12th and our previous game to that was a month also. We’ll work hard this week in training and prepare for our home match against Sauchie next Saturday where we will be looking for a big reaction from the players in a crucial game for points…”