Broughty Athletic manager Keith Gibson gives his thoughts on his side’s 1-0 win against Tayport on Wednesday night. Read below what he had to say after his side done the league double over Tayport and deepened them further in the relegation battle…
“For me, last night’s game was probably our biggest this season in terms of winning the game as it would all but secure our Super League status. The first half was an absolute nonstarter and both teams struggled with the fiery pitch and the windy conditions. We never really got going and this was something that we had to address at half time.
We started the second half with a much better tempo and started to string a few passes together while getting in behind Tayport with penetrating passes . We should have gone one nil up after a great move down our right with the keeper saving from Ryan Suttie (pictured left). We kept up the pressure and eventually got our goal through an excellent free kick from Jamie Winter. Apart from one clear cut Tayport chance, I felt we were comfortable second half without playing as well as we can. Our game management was good and we managed to grind out another victory and a clean sheet.
Our aim at the start of the season was to consolidate after gaining promotion through the playoffs, we’ve just about done this with 5 games to go and all of the players have to take credit for this. Another pleasing thing is that we have won 6 out of 6 league games against local opposition this season.
We need just 1 point from a possible 15 or St Andrews United to slip up, as it’s only them who can at most finish level with us but they would have to win their remaining four games and their goal difference means they need at least seven goals per game, which isn’t going to happen, so we need to finish the season strong and finish as high as possible as well as having a quarter final of the East of Scotland cup. The players can’t get complacent and myself along with the rest of the coaching staff will make sure they won’t. We have another tough match on Saturday away to Boness United and we’ll be looking for a better performance than the last time we met back in September…”