Broughty Athletic manager Keith Gibson spoke of his delight after Saturday’s 1-0 win over visitors Newtongrange Star in the Super League. The Fed gained some precious points with the win in their aim to push for Super League status next season.

Read below what the gaffer had to say on the win…

“I was delighted with the 1-0 win against Newtongrange on Saturday. We spoke to the players before the game and said it’s all about picking up points from now until the end of the season. We would like to play free-flowing football every week but Saturday we won ugly and that was pleasing as we’ve played a lot better this season and came away with nothing. Every player worked their socks off and dug in to get the three points.

In the first half, we found it hard to get any real rhythm going but we did have some good patterns of play, the pitch was really heavy and possibly contributed to this. We scored the goal at a great time and it was a great finish by Stewart McConnachie so it was pleasing to go in 1-0 up at half time.

Second half I felt we put Newtongrange under a bit more pressure and created some good opportunities, we limited them to a couple of half chances and in general, I felt quite comfortable. Another positive from the win was that we picked up a clean sheet which we haven’t done too many times this season.

Now we need to continue to build on the last two weeks performances and have the confidence and belief going into our next set of games. Next week’s game is another massive game, a quarter-final GA Engineering Cup game against Forfar West End. It’s sure to be another tough game for us, as their manager Daryl McKensie has them well organised and they have had positive results the last two weeks. With the United/Dundee Derby this Sunday coming hopefully we can get a decent crowd along at Whitton Park on the Saturday to watch what is sure to be a cracking game…”

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