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    13 May, 2008

    The Manager's verdict of the Kirrie cup defeat was straight to the point!

    "In a match where there were no players in a Broughty jersey receiving pass marks, we got what we deserved from the game, which was nothing!

    “They have received many plaudits throughout the course of the season but last night was most certainly not one of them.

    “All credit to Kirrie however, who were definitely up for the game and were deserved winners.

    “A most disappointing result and evening from our point of view, we must re-group, and quickly, going into our last two league games coming up soon.

    12 May, 2008

    Broughty are out of the Challenge Cup after losing 2-0 to Kirrie Thistle at Whitton Park tonight.

    A goal down at half-time, the second period was dominated by a Broughty team in which James Russell’s wing play was a notable feature in the early part of the half.

    Russell (pictured) then moved inside to play just behind the two main strikers and although chances continued to be created, the Fed just could not get the ball in the net.

    As so often happens in such circumstances, Kirriemuir got a second goal on the counter and the tie was theirs.

    11 May, 2008

    Manager Kenny Cameron will have a squad of sixteen to choose from for tomorrow night's Challenge Cup tie with Kirriemuir Thistle.

    “We welcome back John Cameron, Blair Mudie, Ian MacLeod and Mark O'Leary to the squad. On the down side, definitely out are Ben Esson, Gordon MacDonald, Ross Cormack and Ian McKenna.

    The winners of Monday evening’s quarter-final will travel to face either Violet or Tayport in the semis, on a date yet to be confirmed.

    09 May, 2008
    Broughty Athletic Football Club is always on the look-out for enthusiastic volunteers to join our matchday team.

    You may be an ex-player who is keen to get back into football in a non-playing capacity - or someone who lives locally who would welcome the opportunity of being involved with our friendly, ambitious club in some way.

    Such tasks may range from working with the management team as a kitman, preparing the team-lines or other pre-match clerical duties or working in the refeshment kiosk - there's no shortage of things to do on matchdays at Whitton Park!

    If the answer is "yes", please e-mail the Club at  advising us of your area of interest - and we will take it from there!

    08 May, 2008

    “As I have said before, there are fine margins in football games and lady luck has definitely deserted us in these last three cup ties versus West End, St Andrews and tonight against Kelty.

    “I am extremely proud of my players once more and they can take great confidence from their efforts. Although no-one at the Club likes to lose, there are plenty of positives to take out of our performances.

    “They once more received rave reviews from a variety of sources and more than competed against a strong Kelty side. We wish them all the best in the competition.

    “We both win and lose as a team and I very rarely single out players but I felt the performance of Paul Morrison, considering he hasn’t even trained this year never mind played, is worthy of note, as he showed his usual battling qualities. He received the call at 4 o'clock in the afternoon by myself and it was good to see him back in a Broughty jersey once again.

    “Without stating the obvious, the recent amount of games has definitely had a bearing on our extensive casualty list and accordingly I have given the players the next few days off to recover.

    “We will all recharge and meet up for our quarter final tie versus Kirrie at Whitton Park next 

    08 May, 2008

    Broughty Athletic entertained Super League team Kelty Hearts at Whitton Park last night in an East of Scotland cup tie. This was the Fed's fourth match in eight days and this tough schedule had taken its toll with only thirteen fit players available. There was also a starting place for midfielder Paul Morrison, his first start of the season.

    The game started at a fantastic pace with both teams showing signs of good passing and movement. The opening exchanges were even, with play mainly restricted to the midfield area.

    Broughty created their first real chance of the game on twenty minutes when Russell weaved his way passed two defenders before seeing his shot well saved by visiting goalie Fleming.

    Next up was Kelty who saw a fantastic strike by Mauchlan on twenty-six minutes crash from the underside of the bar from twenty-five yards with goalie Anderson beaten.

    It took until the fortieth minute to see the next goalmouth action, with both teams seeming to cancel each other out in a fascinating match. MacDonald worked an opportunity for himself only to see his shot go just over.

    The last chance of the half fall to Kelty when a twenty-five yard free kick went inches by the post.

    Half Time: Broughty Athletic 0 Kelty Hearts 0.

    The second half picked up where the first had left off with some excellent passages of play. Chances were created at both ends of the park, with the two goalkeepers coming out the better in one-on-ones with opposition strikers.

    The best chances for the Fed fell to Russell and MacDonald with the width of the post saving the visitors on both occasions. Kelty were also having a good spell of pressure with striker Martin creating problems with his pace.

    The turning point of the game occurred in the eighty-second minute when Russell was needlessly sent off for a second bookable offence in quick succession. The visitors took the lead immediately afterwards when LAWRIE fired them in from with a fine strike from twenty-five yards.

    Broughty didn’t lie down though and had it not been for another fantastic save by Fleming from R Kenny the tie would have gone to penalties.

    The referee blew for time directly afterwards to bring to an end to another thoroughly enjoyable game.

    Full Time: Broughty Athletic 0 Kelty Hearts 1

    Broughty Athletic: Anderson, MacDonald (Farrell), Bertie, Russell, Kirk, R.Kenny, Myles, Murdoch, Mathieson, Morrison, Proudfoot

    Kelty Hearts: Fleming, Gordon Finlay, C.Courts, Graeme Finlay, T.Courts, Moffat, Smart, McDowell, Martin, Mauchlen, Currie

    08 May, 2008

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    08 May, 2008

    Broughty’s interest in the East of Scotland Cup ended last night at Whitton Park when the Fed’s injury-hit side were beaten 1-0 by Kelty Hearts.

    Broughty'e next match is on Monday 12 May when Kirriemuir Thistle return to Whitton Park, this time on Challenge Cup business. It is to be hoped that this five day gap between matches will enable the Fed's considerbale injury list to be reduced.

    The following Saturday, 17 May, Broughty will make the short journey to Forfar to face the local Albion in the penultimate League fixture opf the season.

    06 May, 2008

    If the number of injuries is a true indicator, then the amount of games currently being played by Broughty Athletic is now officially taking its toll!

    Definitely out against Kelty Hearts, for a variety of reasons, (but mainly injured) are Ben Esson, Blair Mudie, Ross Cormack, Ian McKenna and Paul Kenny. Rated extremely doubtful (the Manager doesn’t
    think they will make it) are John Cameron and Ian McLeod.

    This leaves the Broughty boss with a squad of just thirteen, including two goalies, to choose from.

    06 May, 2008

    Broughty welcomed mid-table Kirrie Thistle to Whitton Park last night, for what was the Fed's third league fixture in six days. Manager Kenny Cameron made one change to the starting line up, with Barry Murdoch replacing the ill John Cameron.

    Broughty again started the match brightly, forcing three corners in as many minutes. They took the lead in the ninth minute when RUSSELL saw a free kick deflected by the wall into the net. The Fed almost doubled their lead through Myles saw a header drift just over.

    Kirrie were next to threaten when Scott rounded keeper Cargill, only to see Myles pop up to clear off the line when it seemed a certain goal.

    It was real end-to-end stuff now and in thirty-three minutes superb wing play from Russell saw a Murdoch shot just cleared off the line for a corner.  Broughty did eventually go two up in forty minutes when RUSSELL again found the corner of the net shooting from just outside the box. He almost completed his hat-trick just on half time when he saw a free kick go inches wide.

    Half time: Broughty Athletic 2 Kirriemuir Thistle 0

    Kirriemuir were right back in the game on fifty minutes when ATTIGAN fired home from close range after some sloppy defending.

    The goal of the night came on seventy minutes when O'LEARY finished off a fine move by chipping the ball over the advancing keeper.

    The game was over as a contest in the eightieth minute when O'LEARY again finished off a great move down the right with a fantastic left foot shot from the edge of the box.

    Kirrie's Kettles was red carded on time for remarks towards Referee Williamson.

    Full Time: Broughty Athletic 4 Kirriemuir Thistle 1

    Broughty Athletic: Cargill, Kirk, Murdoch (Mudie), O'Leary, Farrell (Mathieson), R. Kenny, Myles, Bertie, MacDonald, Russell, MacLeod (Proudfoot)

    Kirriemuir Thistle: Flick, Allardyce, Mackie, Russell, Brand, Attagan, Kettles, Stewart, Scott, Taylor, Farquarson

    Manager's comments: "A fantastic game of football to entertain the healthy crowd. We were professional in the way we went about our job tonight and I am obviously delighted with both performance and result"

    06 May, 2008

    Kelty Hearts, Broughty’s visitors tomorrow evening, are currently sitting in mid-table of the East Region Super League, having gained twenty-two points from eighteen fixtures to date.

    The Jambos have averaged just over a goal per League match, scoring twenty-four and conceding twenty-five.

    In the first two rounds of the East of Scotland Cup they enjoyed home advantage at their very neat Central Park, winning 4-2 over Broxburn Athletic and getting by Newtongrange Star after the tie finished 2-2.

    Kelty's solid season in the East's top League almost certainly ensures that a very competitive cup-tie will be on view at Whitton Park.    

    05 May, 2008

    A 4-1 win over Kirriemuir Thistle tonight at Whitton Park means that Broughty are now just three points behind Harp and Violet as the Fed continue to play catch-up in the fixture list.

    Four points now separate the top four as this extract from the League table shows:

    East Region North Division

        Home Away     Poss


    P W D L F A W D L F A GD Pts Max
    Blairgowrie   20  9  1  0  32  10  5  2  3  22  11  33  45  51 
    Dundee Violet   21  7  2  1  26  11  6  3  2  39  11  43  44  47 
    Lochee Harp   22  8  2  1  19  9  5  3  3  19  15  14  44  44 
    Broughty Athletic   20  7  1  2  32  14  6  1  3  33  10  41  41  47

    05 May, 2008

    This year’s Broughty Athletic Sportsman’s Dinner, always a superb event, will be held on Saturday 24 May at the Invercarse Hotel.

    The evening will commence at 7pm, with lots of entertainment including three top-class guest speakers.

    Tickets are priced at £35. For further details, please contact Gordon Deuchars on 07788 750760 / 770820.  

    Anyone wishing to advertise Broughty’s 2008 Dinner – the Club’s gala event of the year - can print off the details from our “Downloads” section, where there is also an illustrated version of this news item.

    The Speakers
    John Rowbottom
    Ex-referee John (pictured above left0 was instantly recognisable due to his 6'3'' frame and his shaved head. The high point of his career in Scotland was his appointment to referee the 2005 Scottish Cup Final between Celtic and Dundee United and he also officiated four FIFA World Cup qualifiers. Now a firm favourite of fans of all teams as an after-dinner speaker.

    Les Peters
    With more than twenty-five years experience as a writer, both in Britain and the United Staes, Les Peters digs deep into his notebooks to uncover a selection of stories mostly true and all hilarious. Les is increasingly acclaimed as Scotland’s top after-dinner speaker - often billed as Billy Connolly without the swearing!

    Joe Cammy
    Glasgow-born comic Joe is a very popular speaker, a quick-witted stand-up comedian. His extremely casual delivery has audiences, whether male, female or mixed, rolling in the aisles at dinners up and down the country. 

    05 May, 2008

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    04 May, 2008

    Broughty welcomed Brechin Vics to WhittonPark in a North Division fixture which was the visitors’ last game of the current campaign. This was also Brechin manager Brian Eaton’s last game in charge as he had decided to stand down after this game.

    Manager Kenny Cameron made two changes to the team which won so handsomely at Coupar Angus the previous Wednesday with Chris Cargill and Ian MacLeod replacing Mark Anderson and Barry Murdoch.

    Broughty immediately started in the ascendancy and created their first opportunity of the game when visiting keeper Robbie spilled a Russell corner with Farrell inches away from making contact in the opening minutes.

    In the seventh minute MacLeod’s shot from distance went agonisingly wide. Brechin created one of their rare chances in the game in the fifteenth minute when their striker Brewster was left one-on-one with
    home keeper Cargill but Chris came to the Fed's rescue with a good save at the edge of the box.

    Broughty broke the deadlock in twenty-one minutes when a free kick from O'Leary was eventually finished off from FARRELL with a side-foot from ten yards.

    The home team had to wait until the thirty-seventh minute until they created their next chance when a long throwing caused panic in the home defence and Kenny shot just wide. It was Kenny again who missed a great chance in the forty-first minute when one-on-one with the keeper but he placed the ball wide.

    The last chance of the half fell to Farrell, when he seemed to stumble over the ball from six yards out and the ball drifted just wide when it seemed a certain goal.

    Half time: Broughty Athletic 1, Brechin Vics 0

    Broughty started the second half at a much higher tempo than the first with their passing a lot sharper and direct. Myles saw a fantastic header from a Russell corner go just wide on the forty-nine minute mark. It was Myles again who saw yet another header drift just over the bar in fifty-two minutes from a carbon copy corner.

    The Fed's second goal, which their play certainly merited, was not too far behind and MACLEOD in fifty-seven minutes saw a fine solo run finished off with a neat finish from just outside the box.

    It was mostly one-way traffic at this point and chances fell to Kirk and Myles which were well saved by the visiting goalie.

    Substitute Proudfoot saw a fine shot towards goal in seventy minutes parried away by Robbie in the Brechin goal, with no takers on hand for the tap-in.

    Brechin had a spell of possession with a few corners but home goalie Cargill was rarely troubled.

    The goal of the game in eighty minutes was Broughty's third when a great move involving O'Leary and Russell saw MACDONALD finish off the move with a neat side foot finish from six yards.

    Brechin were then reduced to ten men when Cairney was sent off for what appeared to be abusive language towards Referee Stevenson.

    The final chance of the game fell to Broughty's Kenny in the ninetieth minute but he could not quite finish off with a goal after neat individual play.

    Final Score: Broughty Athletic 3 Brechin Vics 0

    Broughty Athletic: Cargill, Bertie (Mathieson), Russell, Cameron, McLeod, O'Leary (Murdoch), Kirk, R.Kenny, Myles. Farrell (Proudfoot), MacDonald

    Brechin Vics: Robbie, Longmuir, Massie, Ross, Cairney, Valentine, Gauld, Eaton, Brewster, Cairney, Wilson

    04 May, 2008

    Manager Kenny Cameron spoke to the website after the Brechin Vics match:

    "First and foremost I must complement the Brechin players for the way they approached this game. As always they played with 100% commitment and made life extremely difficult for us and deserve great credit for that. They were a great credit to their departing manager Brian Eaton and fought for every ball.

    “From our point of view, however, it was an extremely lacklustre first-half performance from my players and I let them know exactly my feelings at half time about both individual and the team's performance.

    “Their decision-making throughout the course of the first half was extremely poor and although we created plenty chances I must say we were rather fortunate to come in at half time in the lead.

    “In the second half, however, it was a completely different story with our passing and general play much improved. You are not going to play well every game but I feel that over the balance of play we deserved our 3-0 victory.

    “As well as the result and another three points, another massive positive is yet another clean sheet which will fill my players with great confidence going into the next series of games.

    “We now turn our attention to Monday's vital league game against Kirrie Thistle and I am pleased to say that we had no injuries today and we have a clean bill of health going towards the game.

    03 May, 2008

    In the first of three matches at Whitton Park over the next five days Broughty Athletic defeated a stuffy Brechin Victoria side 3-0 and in doing so moved up to fourth position.

    The goals came from Derek Farrell, Ian McLeod and Gordon MacDonald.

    Also today in the North Division, Lochee Harp dropped two home points in a 2-2 draw with Arbroath Vics and the top of the League now looks like this:

    East Region North Division

        Home Away     Poss


    P W D L F A W D L F A GD Pts Max
    Blairgowrie   20  9  1  0  32  10  5  2  3  22  11  33  45  51 
    Dundee Violet   21  7  2  1  26  11  6  3  2  39  11  43  44  47 
    Lochee Harp   22  8  2  1  19  9  5  3  3  19  15  14  44  44 
    Broughty Athletic   19  6  1  2  28  13  6  1  3  33  10  38  38  47

    02 May, 2008

    Two days after playing Kirriemuir Thistle in the League, Broughty will play Kelty Hearts at Whitton Park in the third round of the East of Scotland Cup.

    The Kelty tie will be the Fed’s fourth games in seven days, a demanding schedule by any standards. In marked contrast, Broughty will then have a blank Saturday on 10 May.

    01 May, 2008

    A delighted Kenny Cameron spoke to the website after the fantastic Coupar Angus victory:

    "I think I had mentioned in my previous interview with the website that I wanted my players to be more ruthless in their finishing when on top in games. Well they did that and more last night with a fantastic team performance where everyone received pass marks.

    ”Some of our play was excellent and our decision-making throughout the game was
    spot on. Pleased as I am with the three points, the added bonus was the goals scored . As I have said before, it is that close at the top that it could still come down to goal difference to decide the outcome of the title.

    “We now turn our attentions to Saturday's league game against Brechin Vics at home. Definitely out of my plans are the injured duo Ian McKenna and Ross Cormack. Also unavailable is Paul Kenny.  In addition, we picked up a few injuries last night to Gordon MacDonald, Ian MacLeod, Barry Murdoch and Lee Bertie, all of whom will require fitness tests.

    ”We do not have our troubles to seek!

    01 May, 2008

    The matches are now coming thick and fast for Broughty as the Fed work their way through the backlog of League fixtures caused by prolonged runs in so many cup competitions.

    The Club has been advised that their third last fixture will be against top five team Kirriemuir Thistle at Whitton Park on Monday 5 May, kick off 7pm.

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    Total 48 fixtures/results Pages: of 8 Next
    17 May, 2008 Away Forfar Albion n/a
    12 May, 2008 Home Kirriemuir Thistle L 2-0 (Challenge Cup)
    07 May, 2008 Home Kelty Hearts L 1-0 (East Scot'd Cup)
    05 May, 2008 Home Kirriemuir Thistle W 4-1 (League)
    03 May, 2008 Home Brechin Victoria W 3-0 (League)
    30 Apr, 2008 Away Coupar Angus W 10-0 (League)
    Total 48 fixtures/results Pages: of 8 Next