Broughty Athletic welcome fourth-placed Penicuik Athletic to Whitton Park this Saturday in the Super League.
The Fed are fresh off a 5-1 win away to Brechin Vics in the preliminary round of the GA Engineering Cup and are raring to get back to Super League business as they chase their fourth win on the trot in the league since their 4-0 defeat away to Bonnyrigg, with wins over Musselburgh Athletic, Dundonald Bluebell and Hill of Beath, to put the Fed in a comfortable third place in the league table.
Visitors Penicuik currently occupy fourth place in the league, one place directly behind Broughty and three points behind but they have played a game extra than the Fed so a win for the home side is crucial as they would go into second top spot and leapfrog Bonnyrigg Rose, who play in the senior Scottish Cup replay against Turriff United. Penicuik’s last three results in the Super League saw them lose to Kelty Hearts last Saturday, the winning goal coming in injury-time but defeated Fauldhouse United 6-1 and Carnoustie Panmure 5-1 the previous weeks, so a hard game is in store for the Fed come Saturday afternoon.
Last season saw both sides record victories away from home against each other. Firstly, Penicuik ran out 3-0 at Whitton Park late August 2015 with Broughty winning 4-1 at Penicuik Park late April 2016 with goals from Stewart McConnachie (pictured above celebrating) and former striker Kevin Buchan netting a hat-trick.
With the squad being rotated last Saturday, to give some fringe players much-needed game time, Broughty gaffer Keith Gibson will have a selection headache going into the game. Definitely out through injury are Grant Lawson and Jake Mair. Jamie Winter missed out the 5-1 win over Brechin Vics through injury and will face a late fitness test come the weekend.
All fans are reminded this game is a 2-30pm kick off at Whitton Park. Adission prices are £6 for Adults and £3 for OAP/Kids. The Broughty ‘Pie Shop’ will also be in operation before and during the game for those wishing to grab a bite to eat.