BROUGHTY hosted Superleague outfit Musselburgh in the fourth round of the Emirates Junior Cup on Saturday at Whitton Park.
Broughty’s committee had worked hard on the pitch.
The Fed lost a goal in the first minute. The ball was swept across to TANSEY on the left who cut inside and fired into the corner of the net giving Cormack no chance.
The home side’s first chance was in 15 minutes when a Dailly pass just failed to meet O’Leary.
Broughty should have equalised in 40 minutes when Renton brilliantly blocked O’Leary’s shot then reacted quickly to smother just as the Broughty player was going to side foot home.
Half Time: Broughty Athletic 0, Musselburgh Atheltic 1.
Broughty should have equalised after a Myles throw-in but Burns shot wide.
The Fed thought they had levelled when an inswinging Smith free kick was in the net. But referee Potter chalked it off for an infringement.
The Fed were down to 10 men in the 78th minute when Bertie had his second yellow for a shoulder charge on Beveridge.
The home side were going all out for the equaliser and again some last ditch defending denied them a shot off at target.
They were caught with the sucker punch when a long ball over the top in the 85th minute found TANSEY one-on-one with Cormack and he kept his composure to finish well from just inside the box.
TANSEY caught Broughty going forward when he stole the ball from Smith and raced clear to complete his hat-trick.
The final score was rather harsh on the home side but Musselburgh now play Renfrew.
Tomorrow (Saturday), Broughty Athletic travel to Aberdeenshire for a second round GA Engineering Cup tie against Culter at Peterculter. Kick-off is at 2.15 p.m.