Broughty Athletic welcome Tayport to Whitton Park on Wednesday night in a crucial Super League encounter for both sides. Broughty will be looking for the win that would all but secure them their Super League status for next season and Tayport need the win to climb away from the play-off spot they currently occupy.
Both sides have met twice previously this season, firstly mid-November at the Canniepairt in the league with the Fed coming away with all three points in a 4-2 win, then a month later, with no games in between due to weather postponements, Broughty came from behind to win 2-1 in the GA Engineering Cup (pictured left in Blue, Broughty’s Jay Smart in that game).
Visitors Tayport currently sit third bottom of the Super League in the relegation play-off spot having amassed 23 points in their 27 games, 7 points less than the Fed and having played 3 games more.
Their current run of form in their last three games saw them lose on Saturday 3-0 at home to Boness United but previous to that they gained two fantastic away wins, 4-3 at Hill of Beath and a 2-1 win at Kelty Hearts. So Wednesday night looks set to be another close game between the sides, both desperate for the points on offer.
Broughty, fresh off a 3-0 defeat at home to last season’s champions Kelty Hearts, will have late fitness tests on a couple of players, namely Stewart McConnachie who sustained a bad gash to his leg against Kelty Hearts and defender Jamie Sime who went off with a concussion during the game.