Broughty Athletic manager Keith Gibson gives us his thoughts on Wednesday nights 3-3 draw at home to Jeanfield Swifts, in a game the Fed led twice but were pegged back by a determined visiting side. Read below what he had to say…
“After a positive result at Linlithgow on Saturday we were looking for much of the same performance last night. We got off to a great start scoring two early well-taken goals through Brian Clark and Danny Cavanagh but to be honest I felt we could have played better. Jeanfield got back into the game through a deflected strike and only their second shot at goal for the first half. We had a couple of great delivery’s from corners in the first half and Jay Smart and Ryan Suttie really should have done better with their headers.
At half time we were happy with going in at 2-1 without really getting going. The 2nd half was much the same as the first and again we never really got into our stride, Jeanfield put us under a bit more pressure without making our goalkeeper, Iain Ross, work. They equalised through sloppy defending from us and it was a bad goal to lose from our point of view. We actually had our best spell of the game in the last 15 minutes and looked quite dangerous and went close through Ross McCord hitting the post.
After a great strike in the 89th minute from Ross McCord it looked like we had taken all three points but straight from kick off Jeanfield were awarded a soft free kick and scored from the resulting free kick. Overall it was disappointing to draw the game after being in a winning position but over the 90 minutes, our overall play wasn’t good enough especially after the standards we have set. We need to look at the positives and we’re still on track to our points target for our first 3 games and we need to pick ourselves up and put in a better performance for Saturday’s game against Fauldhouse at Whitton Park…”