Broughty Athletic manager Keith Gibson gave his views on Broughty Athletics fifth defeat in ten Super League games, away to current Super League champions Kelty Hearts.
Read below what he had to say on the game…
“I am disappointed to lose the game 2-0 as I felt there wasn’t much between the sides during the game. Once again we lost an early goal and from there gave ourselves an uphill task of getting back into the game. Kelty played the long ball throughout the first half and we took a while to adapt to that, but once the game settled down I thought we played some very decent stuff, creating clear cut chances to score, as did Kelty.
Second half we started off on the front foot, and again creating a couple of goal scoring chances but failing to convert when it mattered. Then against the run of play Kelty somehow managed to score their second despite our efforts to keep it out. Once the game restarted after the injury to their centre-half, there were about 15mins to play, with Kelty down to 10 men I felt we had to score early to have any chance of taking anything out of the game. But despite having a lot of possession our attacks on goal petered out.
Overall, there are a lot of positives to take from the game, my players knocked their pans in against a very good side in the current league champions, we need to start converting our chances created when on top in games and I honestly think we’re not too far away and need to be better in certain situations which we will work on as a team in training.
On a final note, I’d like to wish, and on behalf of BAJFC, Sean O’Neil a speedy recovery from his injury as it’s not nice to see that happen to a player. Our own Jake Mair also took a bad one in the game, his left shoulder popped out of its socket, but after a hospital visit and being assessed it’s not as bad as we all first thought.
We have no game next Saturday unfortunately due to being out of the Scottish Junior Cup, but we will be busy behind the scenes at training to address the points in the team…”