Broughty Athletic manager Keith Gibson will be eager to stretch his side’s unbeaten league run when they travel to take on Hill of Beath Hawthorn tonight at Keirs Park.
The Fed’s run stretches back to the start of March with a 1-1 draw away to Penicuik Athletic, followed by wins against Dundonald Bluebell and Fauldhouse United then a draw against Newtongrange Star last weekend and more recently Saturday’s 0-0 draw against Kelty Hearts.
Hosts Hill of Beath currently sit eleventh in the league, seven points behind the Fed with the same amount of games played. Their previous three league matches include a 1-1 draw against Musselburgh Athletic and two defeats against Dundonald Bluebell and Bonnyrigg Rose. The previous scoreline between the sides this season saw the Fed take all three points in a one-sided affair at Whitton Park back in mid-September 2016 with defender Jay Smart grabbing the only goal with a second-half header, pictured below.
Last season the Fed travelled to Keirs Park for another midweek fixture and were on the receiving end of a 5-0 thumping in a game where the Fed manager started the game with five players between the age of sixteen and eighteen, a scoreline that still haunts the manager to this day.
Broughty will welcome back to the squad both Grant Lawson and Brian Clark who both missed Saturday’s draw versus Kelty. A late fitness test will be carried out on goalkeeper Iain Ross who also missed out with a flu virus. With one eye on Saturday’s GA Engineering Cup semi-final against Dundee Violet, we expect some changes to the side that start at Keirs Park.
All fans are reminded this game is a 6-45pm kick off at Keirs Park, home of Hill of Beath Hawthorn.