It was hyped up to be a cracker of a game between the two top teams in the McBookie North Super League and it didn’t fail to deliver as Broughty welcomed leaders to Whitton Park on Saturday but Fed manager Jamie McCunnie knows it was two points dropped as his side had to settle for a point in the 2-2 draw. Read what he had to say…
“It turned out to be a cracker of a game on Saturday, a really good advert for the junior game between us and Carnoustie. Thanks must go to everyone who made the effort to come along and watch, there was a good crowd at the game and it created a good atmosphere for the boys to play in.
I thought our players to a man were excellent on the day. Unfortunately, we lost striker Josh Skelly to injury midway through the first half, hopefully, he’s not going to be out for too long and we should have a better idea when we asses it on Tuesday night at training.
Over the piece I don’t think anyone that watched could say we didn’t dominate the game for large spells, creating some excellent chances however a mixture of poor finishing from us, especially the chances we had in the last ten minutes of the game and some great goalkeeping from the Carnoustie keeper meant we only managed to take a point from the game.
It was great to have Brad Smith (pictured) back starting in the middle of the park, we’ve missed him at times this season after a horrible injury at pre-season and I think we are a different force when he’s available. There were a few other really good individual performances but looking back I don’t think anyone had a bad game and we must now look to be more consistent in the weeks ahead.
Carnoustie now has an eight-point lead with only ten games left. It would be a big surprise if they don’t go on to lift the league title. Credit to them for how well they have done so far, they’ve shown a really good level of consistency throughout the season. We will do what we can now to close the gap but it would be a huge surprise if we could claw back such a big lead.
We move on now to next weekend, we are away to Forfar West End at Strathmore Park, if we get a performance like Saturday’s then we will be happy and hopefully on the day we can get the three points…”
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