Broughty Athletic manager Keith Gibson gives us his thought’s on his side’s 3-2 win over visitors Fauldhouse United on Saturday at Whitton Park.
Read what he had to say below…
“It was great to pick up another three points on Saturday but we made hard work of it. In all honesty, the game should have been wrapped up at half time and if we were 4 or 5 up no one could have grudged us that.
Our play was excellent at times and we had some really good patterns of play and we played the majority of the half on the front foot and we limited Fauldhouse to one attempt. We stressed to the players at half-time that we needed to keep our tempo of play up and not to switch off.
Although we still had plenty of possession we just looked a bit one-paced the second half and never really got up to the tempo/intensity we had our play first half. After all of our decent play, we found ourselves 2-1 down with just over 10 minutes to go due us switching off due lack of concentration and switching off, but fair play to the boys they dug deep and showed unbelievable character to go and win the game with goals from Ross McCord and Jamie McCunnie (pictured left) penalty winner which was great to see. As I’ve said before there is a great togetherness with this group of players and that’s what got us over the line on Saturday.
Summing up, I don’t think anyone could grudge us the three points as I feel our overall play deserved it but fair play to Fauldhouse who dug in and got their noses in front. It was pleasing that we created so many chances but we need to start putting them away or we will get punished, our last two games have seen Jeanfield having four opportunities and scoring three and Saturday saw Fauldhouse have had three attempts and scoring the two. This just reiterates that at this level you need to score your chances.
We now go into a local derby on Wednesday and again this will be a big test for us as Carnoustie are a very good side despite them sitting joint bottom of the league after the first three games without a point. The players will train Monday evening and we’ll be raring to go come Wednesday night…”