All roads lead to Tannadice Park this Sunday as Broughty Athletic take on Premier League side Tayport in the final of the GA Engineering Cup.
The Fed will be looking to put their recent Super League drubbing at the hands of Bonnyrigg Rose last Saturday and get their hands on the trophy for the first time compared to their opponents Tayport who last won it in 2015, their eighth time in the cups 27 year history under different sponsors.
Sunday’s opponents Tayport recorded a resounding 6-0 win on Saturday at home to local side Downfield compared to Broughty’s 6-0 defeat so Sunday’s game is sure to be a cracker between the sides. Tayport booked their place in the final with a 3-1 away win over Kirriemuir Thistle, having knocked out Carnoustie Panmure 2-0, Sunnybank 7-1 and Coupar Angus 3-1 in previous rounds. Tayport missed out on promotion back to the Super League as they could only finish fifth in their league, sixteen points behind league winners Sauchie.
Broughty’s passage to the final saw them overcome a very hard Dundee Violet side 2-1 in the semi-final and wins over Hermes 5-1, Culter 3-1, Blairgowrie 5-2 and a 5-1 win at Brechin Vics in a preliminary round. The Fed could finish as high as sixth in the Super League should they overcome Lochee United in their last league fixture of the season in June but know they will finish seventh should they only manage a draw or suffer a defeat, a decent achievement in their second season in the Super League.
Fed manager Keith Gibson has no fresh injury worries to contend with for Sunday’s game but a couple of players will be missing due to work commitments so he will be keeping his starting eleven close to his chest.
Sunday’s final showpiece at Tannadice Park is set for a 2-30pm kick off. Should the game end in a draw after ninety minutes then a penalty shootout will determine the winners of the GA Engineering trophy.
Admission prices at Tannadice Park are £6 for Adults and £3 for Kids/OAPs.
The BAJFC Website Admin Team would just like to wish the lads all the very best for Sunday’s final…