Keith Gibson: Broughty are flying but it’s all about securing Super League spot

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Manager Keith Gibson is on cloud nine after Broughty Athletic picked up another victory at the weekend, beating Hill of Beath 1-0.

The win leaves the Fed third in the Super League on 19 points - already more than double their total from this stage last season.

Everything is clicking for the Whitton Park outfit and Gibson wants the good times to keep on rolling.

However the manager admitted he’d like to see more goals from his strikers, with only one goal coming from that area of the squad this season.

And Gibson added that while he’s loving life at the helm right now with his players in such fine fettle, he admitted that he cannot allow himself or his players to get ahead of themselves because junior football can change so quickly.

Survival remains the priority for Keith first and foremost.

He said:“We’re over the moon. That’s nine games and we’ve won seven. Saturday’s performance - without being disrespectful to Hill of Beath - was probably the most in control of a 90 minutes we’ve been since I came to the club.

“We limited them to maybe two corners and they got through once, but Ryan Suttie dealt with that.

“It’s another three points and a clean sheet. The only disappointing thing is that we need to kill teams off, because at 1-0 it only takes one mistake to let them back into the game.

“We have been scoring but in nine games, only one of our strikers has scored so that’s something we need to work on.

“We’re getting goals from all over the park otherwise though and we look a real threat from corners, which is something we’ve really worked on.

“We’ve got to be realistic that our aim is staying in the league, securing our Super League status.

“You don’t want to get carried away and I keep saying that. If we can keep up this form we’ll see where it takes us.

“At this stage last year we were on eight points from eight games, so to be on 19 is great.

“It’s down to the players and how hard they’re working in the games and in training.”

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