Up next for Broughty Athletic is a visit to face Penicuik Athletic in the Super League on Saturday. The side’s last met at Whitton Park back at the end of August 2015 with Penicuik running out comfortable 3-0 winners on the day.
Our hosts currently sit in ninth place in the league, two places ahead of the Fed, with five more points on the board but having played two more games, so a win is vital for Broughty to close the gap. Penicuik’s recent last three Super League results consist of recent losses to Kelty Hearts 4-0, Linlithgow Rose 1-0 with a 3-2 victory over Sauchie before then. So again, a tough game is in store for Keith Gibson’s side come Saturday.
Broughty go into this game following their recent home game against St Andrews United, a 1-0 victory on Wednesday night, with Kevin Buchan the goalscorer (pictured left), and will be full of confidence looking to gain more points to climb up the league table.
Broughty welcomed back Bastien Wibaut, as he was thrown into the starting eleven against St Andrews due to losing defender Barry Myles an hour before kick-off and Ryan Suttie from a two-match suspension. Both will have their names in the manager’s mind for possibly starting this Saturday. Broughty’s only injury worry is Jake Mair(pictured below), who was taken off shortly after coming on as a substitute, with a dislocated shoulder.
As it stands, Broughty require just twelve points out of a possible twenty-four to automatically secure their Super League status for next season. Although this figure will no doubt change depending on future results for the teams below Broughty in the league should they start to drop points.
All fans are reminded this game on Saturday at Penicuik Park is a 2-30pm kick-off.