Broughty Athletic manager Jim Finlayson said he was happy with his players’ positive attitude despite letting a two-goal lead slip away at Whitton Park on Saturday and having to settle for a share of the points as visitors Broxburn Athletic battled back with two second-half goals. Read below what he had to briefly say after the game when asked…
“We went into the game with some players missing, namely Garry Kenneth, Ryan Blair and Paul McLellan. I gave a debut to our latest new signing, Chris Liversedge from Coupar Angus, and thought he did well. The first half we played very well and controlled parts of the half. We went ahead with two goals from Chris and Stewart McConnachie, and deservedly so I thought. Iain Ross did make a couple of great saves to deny Broxburn but we had more chances to extend our lead but didn’t take them. The team across the park worked really hard and together.
The second half was a different story though, we had chances again but our decision-making was not as positive or as good as the first half and we went on to lose two goals, one being a penalty. In the end, we had to settle for a point and dropped two. I spoke to the players after the game and said there were lots of positives to take from the game and I’m pleased the players are responding to the way we are wanting them to play the game. One man stood out for me the whole game, Kevin Milne, gave his all for the team and he was my man of the match for Broughty.
We now move to next week, we are away to Carnoustie Panmure, a wee local derby game and I’ll have the lads well up for it come Saturday. We’ll train again during the week and work on some things, hopefully, we’ll have one or two back in training too…”