Points shared in goalless draw at Whitton Park

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BROUGHTY played host to local rivals Tayport in a league match at Whitton Park on Saturday.

The homesters had the better of the first half and created one or two decent chances, notably a couple of dangerous corners played in by Allan but there was no-one on hand to finish.

Tayport were reduced to 10 men when former Fed player Robert Smith received a straight red for a poor tackle on Graeme Dailly in 65 minutes.

Chances in the second half fell to the Fed’s Iain MacLeod, who was unlucky to see his shot from distance go inches wide in 70 minutes and to the ‘Port’s Paul Tosh who saw his drive from outside the box held by Broughty’s substitute ‘keeper Chris McPherson minutes later.

Afterwards manager Kenny Cameron stated: “I felt it was a typical derby game with no quarter given and played at a frantic pace.

“Credit to my players, some of whom played carrying knocks and illness. I thought they worked extremely hard throughout in difficult conditions.

“Although disappointed not to take the three points, looking at the positives it is a clean sheet and definitely gives us a platform to build on in the second half of the league season.”