Broughty Athletic face the first of their last two home fixtures at Whitton Park in five days when they welcome seventh-placed Musselburgh Athletic this Saturday. Broughty will finish the season next Wednesday night when Fauldhouse United visit, bringing the curtain down on a decent season for the Whitton Park men.
This season’s results between both sides have seen the Fed come out on top in both fixtures, firstly a 3-1 East of Scotland Cup win back in early September, with Stewart McConnachie netting along with former striker Lee Sibanda and Bryan Duell. Then more recently a 2-0 Super League win for the Fed in March at the Olivebank Stadium with goals from Kevin Buchan and Jake Mair (pictured right) sealing the points.
Saturday will be Musselburgh’s last game of the season and will be looking for the win to take them up one place into sixth ahead of Broxburn Athletic. Their recent run of form in the league has seen them defeat Carnoustie Panmure 2-0 at the end of April, with two defeats against Bonnyrigg Rose and Newtongrange Star previous to that. They more recently held Linlithgow Rose to a 1-1 draw in the Fife & Lothians Cup last Friday night.
As for Broughty, manager Keith Gibson looked for maximum points from their last remaining four games, but so far a 5-0 loss to Hill of Beath and Wednesday night’s 2-0 loss at Camelon have put paid to that. But two home fixtures, a few more points on the board will finish off a decent first season in the East Region Super League.
Broughty will be without midfielder Jamie Winter who is suspended following his sending off against Fauldhouse United in the EOS Cup. Also missing will be Jake Mair through injury but Grant Lawson is hoping for a place on the bench as he hopes to return from his recent injury.
All fans are reminded this game is a 2-30pm kick off at Whitton Park. Admission prices are £5 for Adults and £2 for OAP/Kids.
The main picture above is Fed players, from left to right, Jake Mair, Dougie Cameron and Stewart McConnachie tussling for the ball with Musselburgh’s Jackie Myles at Whitton Park.