Gibson’s glee as draw means Broughty keep unbeaten run intact

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A goalkeeping crisis left Keith Gibson frantically searching for a stop-gap solution ahead of Saturday’s trip to Sauchie Juniors.

And stand-in Ronnie Adams was in terrific form for Broughty Athletic, making a number of very impressive saves.

Indeed it took two stunning goals from Sauchie to stop Broughty leaving Beechwood Park with all three points.

Keith was chuffed with the result that maintains his side’s unbeaten run of form - now upto five games - and said the players must take confidence going into a tough run of fixtures every few days.

He said: “I think considering our goalkeeping situation - we had both goalies out and got an amateur keeper in at 10am - we’d have probably taken the point but the goalkeeper that came in did really well.

“It was a couple of wonder strikes that I don’t think any keeper would’ve saved. We didn’t start the game well until we got our equaliser and that was disappointing. But I think once we got the equaliser we’ve been the better team until half-time.

“Second half we started well and got an early goal, then they get back in the goal with a wonder strike from 35 yards.

“Sauchie put us under a lot of pressure with about seven corners. Fair play to my team they defended very well and we had some wee chances later on where maybe we could have nicked something, but overall a draw is a fair result.

“It keeps our run going as well, we’re undefeated in five now with four wins and a draw. It gives the boys a bit of confidence ahead of three games in a week.”

This Saturday is a home game with Broxburn Athletic before a crunch derby clash at Carnoustie Panmure on Wednesday.

Keith is looking forward to the frantic fixture schedule with his side enjoying good momentum.

He added: “They’ve been doing well, they got a positive result against Carnoustie. We were disappointed when we were down there, 1-0 up with minutes to go and they’ve got some dangerous players. But we’re on a good run and hopefully we go and get the positive result.

“We’ve always said just to look after our home games and we need to do that. It’s very tight at the bottom of the league and we just set ourselves small targets of aiming for the team above us and catching them.

“We’re getting a run of games again which helps and we’ve had a settled team.

“It’s going to be a big couple of months with these mid-week games and it’ll take everyone in the squad to contribute to that and towards a successful season, which to us is staying in the league.”