Broughty Athletic boss Keith Gibson thrilled as Brechin Vics seen off in East of Scotland Cup

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Broughty Athletic put in a sublime display to see off a spirited Brechin Vics outfit 5-0 in the DJ Laing East of Scotland Cup last weekend.

Loan signing Kevin Buchan grabbed a hat-trick with the other goals coming from Cameron and McConnachie.

Buchan, who arrived on a short-term contract from Brechin City earlier in the week, opened the scoring inside just two minutes when he converted a rebounded save.

He made it two 20 minutes later before Cameron netted to give the Fed a 3-0 half-time lead.

Keith Gibson was delighted with the performance as his side navigated what was a potentially sticky tie, particularly after the game Vics had given Broughty earlier in the season in the GA Engineering Cup.

The boss praised Buchan for his hat-trick but added the former Arbroath striker could have probably doubled his goal tally with the chances he had.

Keith said: "It was a really good win. It was a potential banana skin, especially after the last time we played Brechin Vics, but I thought the difference this time was that we started the game at a really high tempo and continued that throughout the first half.

"They played some really good stuff and probably should’ve went in at half-time with more goals than they did at 3-0 up.

"We scored really early and I felt we looked really positive going forward, there was some great link-up play between the midfield and the forwards.

"To be fair to Kevin, I’m always a bit over-critical, he probably should have had a double hat-trick with the chances he had. But I’ll take the one hat-trick on his debut.

"He’s fitted in well with the group and he’s working hard. For him he’s got to try and get back into the Brechin City team so to come here and keep getting on the scoresheet would only be good for him, and it’d help us out too.

"I think looking at our next three games, Hill of Beath on Saturday, Tayport away then St Andrews at home these are games we need to be picking up points in.

"You look at Hill of Beath, they got a great win at home against Penicuik so it’s going to be tough. But we’re under no illusions, we knew it was going to be tough.

"I think the next three games are massive and if we take the points I think we can take we should be fine. But the players have got to be at it, they’ve got to be focused throughout these games and doing all their tasks.

"I think it’s just getting that belief. We’ve signed Kevin, Barry Myles is fit and playing at Dundee North End, Jamie Syme played 15 minutes and we’re looking to bring someone else in this week. There’s real competition in the squad now and I think that’s only a good thing for the team."