PREMIER LEAGUE

BROUGHTY ATHLETIC\'S NEXT FIXTURE IS HOME TO OAKLEY

Saturday 22nd March 2014
Kick off at WHITTON PARK is 2:30pm

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Latest Club News
17 Mar, 2014
Update on the Fed

At last with the wins against Montrose and Kirkcaldy under their belts, Broughty Athletic have started to look forward to their fixtures and the tricky journey to Livingston. Owing to work commitments and injuries, the Fed were missing several important players. Nonetheless the starting 11 looked strong on paper, with the goalkeeper and back four unchanged and looking solid. Manager McKenna went with Ross in goal and McCunnie, Thomson, Lunan and Cameron. The midfield was Timmons, O\'Leary, Winter and Brash. Cox and Neave started up front. All the early pressure came from Broughty and it was no surprise when Cox opened the scoring with a scintillating run into the box and a composed finish. This was followed shortly after by a headed goal from the same player. Neave made it three with a fourth added by Fraser, on as a substitute in the second half. Livingston were much more competitive in the second half following the three changes they made at half time. As well, they were also robust in their challenges with a couple of them lucky to escape punishment. But the Broughty attitude throughout was excellent and although they failed to keep a clean sheet, it was very pleasing to see them take the three points on offer safely back up the road.

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24 Feb, 2014
Broughty Lose Out On Penalties

Another Saturday another disappointing result. This time it was in the G A Engineering Cup at home to Hermes from Aberdeen. The Fed for much of the first half played very well and really ought to have been at least two goals to the good. However all of the good play from their own half and up to the final third was not converted into goals. The second half saw Hermes with a couple of opportunites but the best chances still were made by Broughty. The defence on Saturday played well and  were resolute in their commitment not to lose any goals and manager McKenna will be pleased to reflect on that as a positive. The remainder of the season now beckons and everyone will be keen to get on a winning run as there are still plenty of opportunities to get a good final placing in this league.

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20 Feb, 2014
Update on the Fed

The Fed form has been very patchy all winter and weather disruptions have not helped matters at all. Following the recent defeats away to Bathgate ( 0-2) and at home to Glenrothes ( 2-3), manager McKenna is hoping that the cup visit of Hermes this Saturday in the G A Engineering Cup will signal a change in fortune. Kick off is 2:15 and secretary Hugh Jamieson will be at the ground early to decide if a pitch inspection is going to be required.


 

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06 Feb, 2014
Broughty Slip Up Against Bathgate

Bathgate remain a bogie team for the Fed, never beating them in the Premier League. All of the matches have been close encounters with the Fed coming nearest to winning earlier this season at Whitton Park, the match ending in a 2-2 draw. Broughty travelled with high hopes of improving on their recent run of poor form. There were debuts for Jamie McCunnie formerly of Dundee United and promising young player James Thomson recently released by Dundee FC.


The first half ended with no scoring. Both keepers had to make good saves to prevent scores. In a very open match it was surprising that there was no score at half time. The second half continued in a very open way, but the fed's midfield were falling out of the game and the flow was towards the broughty end. the broughty midfield was getting stretched wide and they did not look at all compact, providing space in front of the broughty area. This was exloited half way through the half with a neat one -two on the edge of the box and a shot which was always going in. The Fed almost equalised wthin mnutes but a scramble on the line saw the Bathgate keeper fall on the ball right at the post to prevent Fraser prodding home. Plenderleith had a half chance after he came on for Winter but he failed to control the through ball and the chance was lost. the result was sealed when Lunan clipped Bathgate's lively number 11 inside the box and the referee pointed to the spot. The penalty was duly converted and the points given up to   Bathgate on this occasion.


It was clear to the watching Broughty fans that their team has suffered from the lack of games but there was great encouragement to be taken from the performances from the two debutants - especially Thomson who is only 19.


The management team will no doubt be working out how to turn things around, At the moment Broughty have not fallend adrift of the leaders by too much but they cannot afford to drop more points.

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24 Jan, 2014
Fed add more youth to the squad

In keeping with their avowed aim to bring down the average age of the squad this season, Manager McKenna and Assistant Manager Brown identified Andy Heggie's son Bradie as one for the future and have signed him to the end of the season. Bradie is only 18 and joins other young players in the squad such as David Rae and Ian Plenderleith who have been getting plenty of game time. Good luck to Bradie.

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24 Jan, 2014
Broughty Athletic welcome Jamie McCunnie to Whitton Park

Manager McKenna and Chairman Gordon Deuchars have pulled off a coup in signing Jamie McCunnie. Jamie played for Dundee United FC a few years ago and had a spell overseas in Iceland. He was playing football most recently for Stirling Albion and we feel sure he will bring his considerable talent and experience in defence to the advantage of the Fed in the second half of the season. With the Fed dropping down a few places in the league over the last three months it is worth bearing in mind that apart from Violet, we have to play every team at least once, with Glenrothes due to be played twice. There is everything to play for in this league but the Fed must get back to winning ways starting with 3 points against Pumpherston. With some disappointing results in December, there is no way that there should be any complacency in the Fed camp.

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24 Jan, 2014
Fed update

The Fed have yet to play a fixture in 2014, with the last three being postponed due to frost and floods! The fixture postponement at Bathgate was particularly galling as the team had arrived at Bathgate before the referee called it off. However in fairness to Bathgate there was not a problem at 9am but constant heavy rain from around 10 made the pitch unplayable by 12:30. Checking the eather for tomorrow, it looks likely that the match at Whitton versus Pumpherston will go ahead.

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06 Jan, 2014
Transfer news

In a recent development, Darryl Burns has been transferred to Lochee United. We would like to thank Darryl for his contribution over the last couple of seasons and wish him all the very best at his new club and we also thank Lochee United for the very professional way that this has been handled.

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06 Jan, 2014
Match v Brechin City cancelled

Some will have been aware that manager McKenna had provisionally arranged a practice match against Brechin City for Tuesday night. Please note this is now cancelled.


 

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06 Jan, 2014
Monday 6th Jan: Fed News

There was disappointment at the postponement of Saturday's fixture against Glenrothes as the Fed are keen to put recent disappointments behind them. Next up are Pumpherston at Whitton Park this Saturday the 11th. Please note the kick off is 1:45 - weather permitting

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