Broughty Athletic manager Keith Gibson was delighted with his side’s performance in the 3-1 win against Hill of Beath at Keirs Park in the Super League last night.
The win stretched Broughty’s unbeaten run in the league now to six games, with wins against Hill of Beath, Dundonald Bluebell, Fauldhouse United and three draws against Penicuik Athletic, Newtongrange Star and Kelty Hearts. Read below what he had to say on the game…
“After a really good performance on Saturday at Whitton Park against the league leaders Kelty Hearts, we were looking to take that into last night’s game at HOB. Our preparation wasn’t great as we arrived just 40 minutes before kick off but fair play to the players they dealt with it great. We also had to make do without our captain, Jamie Winter, who couldn’t make the trip.
We could have gone behind after just 2 minutes but after this, we settled down and got used to a very fiery surface. We played a decent first half, dominating possession at times and scored a really good goal through Brian Clark’s strike from the edge of the box and deserved to go in 1-0 up.
At halftime, we stressed to the players to keep the tempo of the game up and to continue to keep our shape as we looked solid defensively. HOB got back into the game within the first few minutes with a decent finish but the players reacted well to this and showed good character to get back in front through a fantastic Paul McLellan goal (pictured above). We really dictated the play after this and controlled the game from then on in. Our third goal was really well worked and Danny Cavanagh finished it off well. Every player played their part in the game and we looked hungry all over the park to bring home the points.
We turn our focus now to this Saturday’s game against Dundee Violet in the semi-final of the GA Engineering Cup. We are still hurting after last year going out at the same stage, losing to Jeanfield Swifts, and will be looking to put that right. Saturday will be a really tough game and Violet manager Ralph Henderson will have his team well prepared for us coming. We’ve been on a decent run in the league and our performance levels have been good. We will need to take this into Saturday’s game to get through to the final…”