Broughty boss Keith Gibson wants side to take points off Newtongrange Star to spur on survival fight

Photo by Sean Donaldson.
Photo by Sean Donaldson.

Manager Keith Gibson was just pleased to see his side into the quarter-finals as Broughty Athletic defeat Stonehaven 4-2 in the GA Cup.

The Fed will now face Forfar West End in the next round and while Daryl McKenzie’s side a league below Broughty, Keith is expecting yet another tough cup clash.

He said: “I think it was a thoroughly deserved win on Saturday. We dominated the game and we played some really good stuff on a difficult pitch.

“When we arrived I thought there was no chance the game was going to be on but I was delighted that it was on in the end.

“I felt we played some really good stuff and got into some really good positions, we just lacked that killer instinct and we went in at half-time at 1-1 which was disappointing.

“Second half was much the same then we got 2-1 up, then their first attack they’ve scored. We went and won the game though and the most important thing was getting into the next round.

“We’re into the quarter-finals against Forfar West End now and again it’s another tough tie.

“We’ve had a tough cup run, Brechin Vics pushed us really close then we knocked out the holders Tayport.

“Then Stonehaven, they’re doing very well in the Super League. West End are doing well, Daryl McKenzie’s got them playing well and he’s been there a wee while now.

“We had hard games against them last season so we know it’ll be tough.”

This weekend sees Broughty host Newtongrange Star and Keith said his team has to get points on the board soon after falling into the Super League bottom three due to other results last week.

He said: “Every team can beat everybody in this league and you saw that with Tayport’s result against Newtongrange Star.

“We’re sure they’ll be up for getting back to winning ways on Saturday.

“The cup runs are great but our bread and butter is the league and we’ve got to start picking up points or we’ll get detached at the bottom.

“We’re in the bottom three now and we want to get a run of games and create some momentum for ourselves.”