Fed boss Keith desperate for Sauchie game to take place

Keith Gibson is hoping his Broughty Athletic side are able to play their scheduled game against Sauchie Juniors this weekend.

Brutal weather had robbed the Fed of all of their fixtures going back to December 12’s win over Tayport, until the 4-0 loss to East Region Super League leaders Bonnyrigg Rose on Saturday.

Gibson refused to criticise his players for the loss because of their lengthy wait without competitive football.

He added that he’s expecting a tough game against Sauchie should the game go ahead.

He said: “We’ve not really played, before Saturday our last competitive game was December 12 against Tayport.

“Saturday was our first competitive game back and you probably couldn’t have asked for a more difficult one in Bonnyrigg Rose. We matched them first half, we set up to frustrate them first half and we did that.

“It’s hard to be critical on the players, it’s the first competitive game since December 12. I think it’s something like 16 games unbeaten for Bonnyrigg.

“It’s a tough game against Sauchie Juniors on Saturday, they’re six points ahead of us but we’ve got games in hand.

“We’re at home but it’s been torrential rain here again.

“It’ll be tough, I don’t think they’ve started really that great but they’re not a bad team. They have a lot of good players.

“It’s like any team in the Super League, it’ll be tough. We’ve got a good squad of players we believe in so we just need to start the game positively.”