BROUGHTY Athletic’s away Premier League match against Oakley United on Saturday was cancelled due to a frozen pitch.
However, manager Kenny Cameron’s ‘plan B’ arrangement worked perfectly when the Fed travelled to Links Park, Montrose, to take on Brechin Vics in a friendly match.
Barry MYLES headed home from close range to open the scoring for the Fed in the 30th minute and Ross LUNAN doubled their advantage when he rounded the ‘keeper and scored with five minutes of the first half remaining.
Half time: Brechin Vics 0, Broughty Athletic 2.
Ten minutes after the restart Mark BRASH made it three when his shot from the edge of the box found the net.
Barry MYLES grabbed his second of the game when he slid the ball under the Brechin ‘keeper from inside the box in 75 minutes.
Vics scored a consolation goal five minutes later when VALENTINE hit a fine shot home from the edge of the box past the trialist Broughty ‘keeper.
Top scorer Graeme DAILLY’S header two minutes after Brechin scored made the scoreline 5-1 and Mark BRASH then headed home his second of an entertaining match in 85 minutes.
The rout was completed in the two minutes from the final whistle when John FARQUHARSON headed home from close range.
Manager Kenny Cameron commented: “That was a worthwhile exercise in which we passed the ball well and created lots of chances during the game. Thanks to Brechin Vics for arranging the match and we wish them well for the remainder of the season.”
Tomorrow (Saturday) Broughty make the journey south to Albyn Park, Broxburn, West Lothian, to meet Broxburn Athletic in a www.acasports.co.uk Premier League match. Kick off is at 2 p.m.
Gowfers’ match off
FOR THE fifth time this season, Carnoustie Panmure’s programmed match fell foul of the wintery weather on Saturday.
When club officials arrived at Laing Park at 8.15 a.m. they found that, as a result of a heavy overnight frost, the pitch was frozen solid.
Local referee Mike Roncone was called on to do an inspection at 10 a.m. and his opinion was that, had he been the match referee and had the visitors been a local side, he would have delayed his decision, but as Bo’ness had some distance to travel and therefore required an early decision, he declared the pitch unplayable.
Tomorrow (Saturday) the Gowfers play host to Montrose Roselea in the first round proper of the North Region Tayside Region Inter-Region Cup sponsored by G.A. Engineering.
This tie, which has already been postponed due to the weather, will decide who goes on to meet Bridge of Don based side, Hermes JFC at their Lochside Park later this month.
The match, which will be played to a finish with penalties deciding the winner should the teams be level after 90 minutes, sees the return to Laing Park of former Gowfer’s favourites, Ralph Brand and Dougie Craig, the co-managers of Roselea, as well as ‘keeper Ross McLeod and striker Jim Collier.
Kick-off will be at 2 p.m.