Broughty Athletic manager Keith Gibson felt his side lost ‘soft goals’ in their 3-2 home defeat to visitors Sauchie on Saturday. After seeing his side come from behind early on to take the lead in the first half, missing some decent chances too, a second half no-show saw his side slump to their eighth league defeat this season.

Read below what Keith had to say on the game…

“After losing an early 5th-minute goal, I felt we showed great character to get back into the game and control the first half, with two well-taken goals from Kevin Buchan and Grant Lawson. We played some excellent football in spells during the first half on a difficult surface due to the recent wet weather. We played on the front foot and the only disappointing thing is that we only went in at half time 2-1 up when it could and should have been more.

Then for some reason the whole second half we never really felt we played with the same intensity as the first half but I still felt we were in control of the game. Up to Sauchie equalising they never created any chances albeit they did have more possession. From our perspective, we lost two soft goals in the second half which really disappoints me. After pressing in the dying minutes, we could have equalised late on with two chances, Kevin Buchan went through one on one with their keeper following a poor kick but his effort went past the post and Grant Lawson’s strike at the back post from a corner which again skimmed past the post.

Although it was disappointing losing the game yesterday when we could have easily won, we can take a lot of positives from it and hopefully we can get a run of games now, starting at home again to Musselburgh Athletic next Saturday, as we need to start putting points on the board and climb away from the bottom area of the Super League…”

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