Broughty Athletic welcome Musselburgh Athletic to Whitton Park this Saturday in the Super League and will be looking to get back to winning ways following last Saturday’s heavy defeat at the hands of Bonnyrigg Rose.
After a great start to the season, a four-match unbeaten run, which included three wins and one draw, Broughty suffered their first defeat, a 4-0 thumping from last season’s champions at New Dundas Park. Fed manager Keith Gibson will be looking for a response from his side against a team they were unbeaten against last season.
Visitors Musselburgh currently sit in eleventh place in the league with just one win, against Boness United, three 1-1 draws against Penicuik Athletic, Camelon, and Newtongrange Star, and just a single defeat away to Kelty Hearts from their opening five games of the season. So a hard task is ahead of the Fed for a victory come Saturday with those stats.
Previous scorelines between the sides last season saw Broughty complete a treble over their visitors, winning 5-3 at Whitton Park in May, picture below see’s Broughty’s Grant Lawson No7 curling the ball into the top corner of the net, and 2-0 at the Olivebank Stadium, both in the Super League, and 3-1 back in September 2015 in the early stages of the East of Scotland Cup at Whitton Park.
Broughty go into the game looking to bounce from the defeat at Bonnyrigg following their four-game unbeaten run to the start of the new season. Wins against Linlithgow Rose, Fauldhouse United, Carnoustie Panmure with a topsy-turvy 3-3 draw at home to Jeanfield Swifts see’s the Fed currently sit in fourth top spot going into the weekend’s games. A couple of players are carrying injuries and last fitness tests will determine whether they face Musselburgh or are placed on the bench.
All fans are reminded this game is a 2-30pm kick off at Whitton Park. Admission prices are £6 for Adults and £3 for Kids/OAPs. The Broughty Pie Shop will be in operation before and during the match for those wanting to grab a bite to eat. After match hospitality is back at The Boars Rock bar for both teams and supporters.
The picture above on the right is Broughty defender Barry Myles challenging for a header against Musselburgh last season, he was the Fed’s Player of the Year last season, and will be pushing to make his home debut for the Fed this season following games sitting on the bench…