Broughty Athletic manager Keith Gibson gives us his thoughts on his side’s 2-0 home win on Saturday against visitors Musselburgh Athletic in the league.
A double from Ross McCord, pictured below, secured the points for the Fed and Keith had pleasing words on his side’s victory and style of play. Read below what he had to say…
“It was great to get back to winning ways on Saturday with our 2-0 win over Musselburgh Athletic and I felt we produced a good performance in the game. We knew going into the game we had a great history over them and we wanted to continue that but most importantly get the three points.
The first thirty minutes of the game was excellent and we probably should have scored more in that period but for great goalkeeping and poor finishing. We let Musselburgh into the game the last 10-15 minutes of the first half due to us switching off a bit and losing concentration, if it wasn’t for a great save from Iain Ross right at halftime we would have gone in at half time 1-1 after controlling large parts of the first half.
We never started the second half particularly well which was disappointing after the talk we had at half time. Once we got to grips with things we created a few more chances and started to play on the front foot again. Once again the visitors keeper kept us from adding a few more to the scoresheet when goals looked certain.
Summing up, it was a great reaction from the players after a disappointing result and performance last week away to Bonnyrigg. A good performance, a couple of goals and a clean sheet. Sadly though, a couple of players picked up a couple of knocks yesterday. Then there is the bad injury to Jake Mair, his shoulder popped out again. I’m absolutely gutted for him as he’s started the season really well and it looks like he might be out for a while again which is a big blow for us. We’ve already got Grant Lawson and Frankie Lannen out long term so this will stretch us in terms of the size of our squad.
We take a break now from the Super League, we’ve left ourselves in a great position in third place, as we go into a weekend of cup football, we make the trip to face South Division side West Calder United in the first round of the East of Scotland Cup. It will be a tough game for us, league positions mean nothing when it comes to cup football…”