Following last Saturday’s East of Scotland Cup exit, Broughty Athletic welcome second bottom of the Super League Newtongrange Star to Whitton Park this Saturday in a league encounter.
The Fed were on a four-game unbeaten run, with wins over Dundonald Bluebell, Fauldhouse United and a draw against Penicuik Athletic in the league, and a GA Cup win over Hermes before Saturday’s 3-2 defeat at the hands of hosts Broxburn Athletic.
Visitors Newtongrange are desperate for the points in a bid to stay in the Super League, they currently sit second bottom of the league on sixteen points having played more games than any team around them. Their last three Super League fixtures saw them gain two draws against Camelon and Bo’ness United but suffer a 3-2 home defeat against Hill of Beath. They will be all out for the three points come Saturday and will make it a tough game for the home side.
Broughty go into the with a couple of injury worries, namely captain Jamie Winter who came off injured on Saturday’s defeat at Broxburn and Brian Clark who broke down injured in the warm prior to last Saturday’s kick-off. The Fed do welcome back into the squad defender Barry Myles who missed the 3-2 defeat.
Previous scoreline between the sides this season saw Star score a late equaliser back at the start of January this year in a 1-1 draw at Victoria Park with Broughty’s Jamie Winter scoring a superb stike in the first half(picture above). Last season the sides secured a win each at home, with the Fed winning 1-0 at Whitton Park and Star recording a 3-2 in the reverse fixture.
All fans are reminded this game is a 2-30pm kick off at Whitton Park. For those wishing a bite to eat, the ‘Broughty Pie Shop’ will be in operation before and during the game selling various hot pies, hot dogs and sausage rolls, supplied by GRANTS BUTCHERS, Blackness Road in Dundee…