A solitary Jamie Winter free-kick goal was enough to seal the three points over visitors Tayport in tonight’s 1-0 win at Whitton Park, moving the Fed up to tenth place in the league and more importantly all but seal Broughty’s Super League status for next season.

Broughty started with Bastien Wibaut in for Barry Myles in the heart of the defence and striker Kevin Buchan on the bench after missing last Saturday’s defeat to Kelty Hearts.

With the side’s level at halftime, it was Winter’s free-kick after the hour mark that broke the deadlock and sealed the points for the Fed. In doing so it makes it a double win over Tayport in the Super League, with a 4-2 win back in mid-November at The Canniepairt for the Fed.26353375954_e2dddb2cc0_c (2)

The three points mean Broughty will finish above Sauchie and Tayport for sure. Bottom side St Andrews United would have to win their remaining four games and claw back 28 goals in doing so to at least catch Broughty. But one point from Broughty’s remaining five fixtures will be enough to stay in the Super League and avoid the relegation play-off spot.

Broughty travel to Boness this Saturday in the league, with kick-off at Newtown Park 2-30pm.

The picture above is Broughty’s goal-scorer Jamie Winter challenging for a header in tonight’s game. Picture courtesy again of stand-in photographer Richard Wiseman Photography