Third-placed Broughty are Super League top scorers following another five-star show

Broughty Athletic moved into the top three in the Super League this week after a 5-0 hammering of St Andrews United.

It was their second five-goal showing in a week after they beat local rivals Carnosutie Panmure 5-1 the previous mid-week.

A Stuart McConnachie double in the first half had The Fed in control before further goals in the second half from Jake Mair, Grant Lawson and a Bryan Duell penalty in the last five minutes rounded off a tremendous display.

Manager Keith Gibson was delighted with the style of football his side played against United.

But the manager admitted he was a bit disappointed not to have even more points on the board despite taking seven points from a possible nine.

He said: “I’m delighted with the result. They went down to 10 men when we were 2-0 up but we’d controlled the game until then anyway. The stuff we played was a joy to watch. It was a really disciplined performance and we’re very happy. We’re creating some very good chances.

“It was a disappointing result on Saturday. We were 1-0 up with seven minutes to go and drew. So it was drilled into them against St Andrews at 2-0 up to go and see the game out.

“We were quietly confident that we’d get off to a good start. Looking back I’m probably disappointed it’s only seven points. I can’t get too greedy though. The first game was an even match then on Saturday we’re 1-0 up so late on.

“But I’d have taken seven points at the start of the season.”