Keith Gibson hails ‘mission accomplished’ as Broughty Athletic progress in Scottish Junior Cup

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Keith Gibson said his side’s Scottish Junior Cup win over Johnstone Burgh was far more convincing than the scoreline suggests.

Broughty Athletic defeated the Ayrshire side 2-1 on Saturday and while that result is indicative of a tight game, Gibson was keen to express how well his team played.

Only a lack of cutting edge stopped the Fed ramping up the scoreline and Keith said he’s not worried about that missing ruthlessness just yet.

He said: “It was all about getting through to the next round which we’ve done. The scoreline suggests it was close but nobody could’ve begrudged us the win.

“We were really far ahead in the game, we had a lot of the ball and we created a lot of great chances.

“We lacked that killer instinct which is a slight concern given the amount of chances we did create.

“I’m not too worried about that. In 14 games our strikers have scored in three of them I think.

“The thing is, our strikers will start scoring soon and we’re getting goals from all over the park. It’s something we work on in training, a bit of decision making in the final third.

“I turned to Stewart Petrie and Tony McAuley a minute before their goal and said all it’s going to take is a mistake or lapse in concentration and they’ll get back in the game, and that’s exactly what happened.

“It gives them a massive lift and it shows how close it can be.

“We thoroughly deserved to win though and got through as we’d hoped to.

“A home draw would be nice, it saves the club money without the need to organise travel and such as well.

“The league is the main focus for us this season obviously but it’d be very nice to get some silverware too.

“I try to keep tabs on all the teams in the league and Camelon have drawn in their last three games, including Kelty.

“It’ll be a right tough game, they’ve just appointed a new manager too which will give them a big lift.

“They’ll come up full of confidence after their draws with Kelty and a very good Dundonald side.

“We’re more than ready for that though.”