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13 Sep, 2012
CURTAILED WEBSITE SERVIVCE CONTINUES FOR ANOTHER WEEK

Due to holidays, and continuing until Wednesday 19 September, the website is being updated sporadically from Croatia. 

With far fewer
updates than usual and an unavoidable delay to the normal results service again this week-end, the SJFA East Region site - http://www.ersjfa.com/ - is thus recommended for the quickest and most accurate summary of this Saturday’s activities.


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13 Sep, 2012
KEENLY FOUGHT MATCH ANTICIPATED

"Missing the Ballingry match are the injured Lee Bertie, Gavin Shannon and Mark Kohler," confirmed Manager Kenny Cameron last night. "Iain MacLeod also misses out. We add Gavin Burns, Alan Cormack and Phil Donaldson to the squad. A striker may be added if paperwork completed in time."

"With so many of the players on both sides knowing each other, in addition to the involvement of the Cameron brothers - Kenny (Broughty) and Dougie (Ballingry) - and the Hegarty brothers - Stephen (Broughty) and Chris (Ballingry) - I am sure it will be a keenly fought game."

Arrangements for 15 September
The Broughty Athletic management and committee will meet at Whitton Park at 12.15pm. The Broughty players are asked to meet at the ground at 1.15pm.


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09 Sep, 2012
CANDID CAMERON - THE MANAGER'S VERDICT

"A bad day at the office, which started with losing both Gavin Burns just before the kick off and Stephen Hegarty during the game for a red card offence.

"I thought that we actually started the game in the correct manner once again but after losing a really soft goal, and having Hegs sent off, it was always going to be an uphill struggle today.

"There is however no way anyone at my club will be allowed to feel sorry for themselves and we will take our medicine, regroup once more and face the challenges which lie ahead."

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09 Sep, 2012
MATCH REORT - TAYPORT 5 BROUGHTY ATHLETIC 0 - 8 SEPTEMBER 2012

Broughty Athletic should have known it just wasn't to be their day when they had to make a change before the game had even begun, with Gavin Burns breaking down in the warm up and having to be replaced.

The Fed once again started the game in positive manner seeing lots of the ball and creating one or two chances.

They did however go a goal behind in the twenty-fifth minute when a long throw ball was completely misjudged by Darryl Burns and allowed to bounce over his head. FRESER MILLIGAN gratefully accepted the gift and side footed the ball into the empty net.

Things went from bad to worse for Broughty when Stephen Hegarty was shown the red card when he handled on the line. SIMON MURRAY took the kick and sent it just under Burns' body.

Broughty never gave up and battled hard for the remainder of the half.

Half time: Tayport 2 Broughty Athletic 0
The game had hardly re-started in the second half when it was effectively over as a contest when GARY ROBERTSON finished at the back post area.

The home side were surging forward making their man advantage tell and went four up in the sixtieth minute when SIMON MURRAY finished expertly lifting the ball over the Fed keeper's head and into the corner of the net.

Sub COLIN McNAUGHT completed the scoring when he finished well under pressure from just inside the box in the seventy-fifth minute.

To complete a miserable day for Broughty, Kris Brash saw red for a double caution five minutes before the end.

Final score: Tayport 5 Broughty Athletic 0

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04 Sep, 2012
LIKELY REDUCED WEBSITE UPDATES DURING SEPTEMBER

Due to holidays, and starting tonight, the Broughty Athletic website will be updated for the next two weeks from Croatia – so the service could be a bit chequered!

Croatian football jersey jokes apart, the frequency of these updates will very much depend on the location of the nearest internet cafe and/or the continued patience and understanding of Mrs Webmaster!

It is thus expected that there will be less updates than usual and an unavoidable delay to the normal results service over the next two week-ends. The SJFA East Region site - http://www.ersjfa.com/ - is therefore recommended for the quickest and most accurate summary of each Saturday’s activities. 


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02 Sep, 2012
MATCH REPORT - BROUGHTY ATHLETIC 1 BATHGATE THISTLE 2 - 1 SEPTEMBER 2012


Broughty Athletic opened their Premier League campaign yesterday with a home game against Bathgate Thistle.

New signings from Kinnoull, Gary Fraser and Jordan Timmons, made their debuts for the Fed.

It was a much changed Broughty line-up, with only three players starting yesterday who played against Oakley United in the final league fixture of 2011-12.

The Fed started the game brightly and should have gone ahead inside a minute but Fraser dragged his shot just wide of visiting keeper Murphy's goal.

Broughty did however take a well-deserved lead in the fifteenth minute when a throw-in by Brash was headed passed his own goalie from full back LAMIE.

Farquharson then saw a great shot five minutes later well gathered at the second attempt by the Bathgate number one.

The visitors looked a threat at set pieces with their height and striker Brazil just could not get the ball to fall to him inside the box and the danger was cleared by Burns.

The home side had a fantastic opportunity to double the lead in the thirty-fifth minute when they were awarded a penalty after Heffron brought down Farquharson inside the box. Fraser however saw his spot kick brilliantly saved by the commanding Murphy and the opportunity was lost.

Half Time: Broughty Athletic 1 Bathgate Thistle 0

The visitors had an early half-chance when the ball was played into the box from the left but there were no takers and the ball went out for a goal kick.

A good ball in from Farquharson was met by Brash in the fifty-fifth minute but his header looped just over the bar.

The Fed were seeing plenty of the ball and more than holding their own against their opponents.

Broughty worked the ball well down the right and new signing Timmons was fouled twenty-five yards out by experienced defender Leiper. Farquharson sent in a cracking effort but it was straight at the Bathgate goalie who again saved well.

Bathgate had a chance in the sixty-sixth minute when Brazil met a ball but his header went over the Fed bar.

Both sides had possession although neither troubled the goalkeepers.

With Broughty looking the more likely to score it was the visitors who equalised in the eighty-fifth minute. A long ball was played forward, which was won not for the first time in the game by the Broughty defence, but the referee rather harshly deemed it to be a foul on the edge of the box. Substitute ANDREONI took the free kick and scored.

That only pushed Broughty forward and drew three fantastic saves from the on-form Bathgate goalie who turned efforts by Timmons, Hegarty and Fraser around the post for corners.

Incredibly it was the visitors who won the game with a minute to go when a corner was bundled over the line by BURNETT.

Broughty's last chance came with the last kick when a Timmons cross most certainly was blocked inside the box by defender Lamie's hand. With loud appeals by Broughty, the referee waved away the claims and blew for full time to end a game in which they played extremely well but failed to take a point.


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02 Sep, 2012
AS OTHERS SEE IT...

It’s not just those of a Broughty Athletic persuasion who think the Fed were unlucky yesterday. The Twitter feed on http://www.bathgatethistlefc.co.uk/ states: “Fortunate to return home with all three points.”


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02 Sep, 2012
CANDID CAMERON - THE MANAGER'S VERDICT

The Fed's first four competitive matches may each have each ended in odd goal defeats but Manager Kenny Cameron is taking encouragement from what he has seen from his new team so far.

"Although bitterly disappointed not to take at the very least a point from this game, on the positive our performance once again has shown that we are not too far away and I am certain if we continue this sort of form our luck will soon change in terms of picking up points."


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01 Sep, 2012
ANOTHER ODD GOAL DEFEAT FOR THE FED

Broughty Athletic opened their programme of Premier League fixtures this afternoon at Whitton Park with a 2-1 defeat by Bathgate Thistle. In the other five Premier matches the results were as follows:

Dundee Violet 3 Newtongrange Star 1 

Jeanfield Swifts 2 Penicuik Athletic 2
Oakley United 2 Tayport 2 
Dalkeith Thistle 2 Armadale Thistle 1
Ballingry Rovers 3 Glenrothes 1 


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31 Aug, 2012
JUNIORS' ODDS FOR SAT 1 SEP 2012

This Saturday’s Junior Football odds from William Hill and McBookie are now available - please see the Downloads section on the side menu.


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30 Aug, 2012
TOP JUNIORS WEBSITE REOPENING AGAIN SOON

We reported on 13 June that the superb www.nonleaguescotland.co.uk website had been closed, to widespread disappointment.

Within twenty-four hours a Bathgate Thistle fan – known as BTAFC2011 on the Pie and Bovril forum - stepped forward and offered to take over the site from original creator Jamie Wire.

On Tuesday of this week BTAFC2011 explained that the data input, a comprehensive task, had taken longer than anticipated but the informative site looks likely to be resurrected sometime next week.

Great news for all Juniors fans – particularly programme editors and webmasters! 



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30 Aug, 2012
GA ENGINEERING CUP SEASON 2012-13


In the 'Tayside' part of the draw, Broughty Athletic will play Arbroath Vics at Whitton Park in the preliminary round of this season’s GA Engineering Cup competition. The full draw for the preliminary and first rounds is as follows:

Preliminary Round
Forfar Albion v Dundee Violet

Kinnoull v Kirriemuir Thistle
Bankfoot Athletic v Lochee United
Broughty Athletic v Arbroath Victoria
Brechin Victoria v Carnoustie Panmure


First Round
Scone Thistle v Dundee North End

Blairgowrie v Luncarty
East Craigie v Broughty Athletic or Arbroath Victoria
Forfar West End v Coupar Angus

Jeanfield Swifts v Kinnoull or Kirriemuir Thistle
Montrose Roselea v Bankfoot Athletic or Lochee United
Lochee Harp v Brechin Victoria or Carnoustie Panmure
Downfield v Forfar Albion or Dundee Violet 

No dates have yet been set for any of the ties.

Please visit the History section of this site for details of previous seasons' GA Engineering Cup competitions.


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30 Aug, 2012
LOOKING FORWARD TO BATHGATE THISTLE LEAGUE OPENER

This Saturday at Whitton Park, as the Premier League table stands at the moment, it’s third versus fourth, although some Bathgate supporters may not be too pleased to see who's top!                               
1          Armadale Thistle         
2          Ballingry Rovers          
3          Bathgate Thistle         
4          Broughty Athletic

H
ere’s the Thistle record so far this season:
 

Sat 28 Jul (A) Armadale Thistle Kenny Carruthers Trophy L  4-1    
Wed 1 Aug (A) Broxburn Athletic  Pre-Season Friendly D 1-1
Sun 5 Aug (H) Motherwell FC XI  Paul McGrillen Trophy D 0-0
Wed 8 Aug (A) Bo'ness United   League Cup L 2-1
Sat 11t Aug (H) Sauchie Juniors League Cup D 0-0
Wed 15 Aug (A) Camelon Juniors League Cup W 1-0
Sat 18 Aug (H) Falkirk Juniors League Cup W 1-0
Sat 25 Aug (H) Armadale Thistle League Cup D 1-1

Bathgate Thistle’s well designed website - http://www.bathgatethistlefc.co.uk/index.html - includes a match report on all of these matches and plenty of other information about the West Lothian club.  


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29 Aug, 2012
MARK KOHLER WILL HAVE LATE FITNESS TEST

“Missing from the squad for the Bathgate match will be Gavin Shannon, Ross Kenny, Lee Bertie and Phil Donaldson,” reports Manager Kenny Cameron. “Mark Kohler will require a late fitness test.”

“Added to the squad is striker Gary Fraser who has signed from Kinnoul. Hopefully another new signing will be included if the paperwork is completed in time.


"Everyone is now looking forward to getting started in the Premier League"

Arrangements for Saturday 1 September
The Broughty Athletic team management and committee will meet at Whitton Park at 12.15pm. The players are asked to be at the ground at 1.15pm.


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26 Aug, 2012
CANDID CAMERON - THE MANAGER'S VERDICT


"First and foremost well done to John and his team who stuck to their task for the full ninety minutes.

“From Broughty's point of view, however, we are all frustrated to lose today after looking so comfortable for large spells in the game.

“We created plenty of chances, defended well for the majority of the game yet end up on the losing side. The players are all bitterly disappointed and quite rightly so although valuable lessons will have been learnt today of that I am certain.

“Fine lines separate football games and I am sure we will play worse this season and win.

“As I have stated previously we are not far away and if the players continue to show the same effort and work-rate I'm sure these odd goal defeats will soon be reversed.

“We now get down to business in the league and we will have two training sessions before the visit of Bathgate Thistle next Saturday."


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26 Aug, 2012
MATCH REPORT - BROUGHTY ATHLETIC 1 TAYPORT 2 - 25 AUGUST 2012


Premier League rivals Broughty Athletic and Tayport played their final DJ Laing League Cup sectional tie at Whitton Park yesterday afternoon.

The first ten minutes were relatively even with both sides seeing plenty possession of the ball.

Broughty's young trialist striker was looking good and raced into the box in the twentieth minute although his effort was deflected wide by Mudie for a corner.

The Fed were forced into a reshuffle when new signing Mark Kohler, who had also started the game well, had to leave the field of play minutes later with a leg injury and was replaced by Torrance.

The ball was in Tayport's goal in the twenty-seventh minute but referee Traynor chalked it off for offside.

Broughty were forced to defend well when first Brash then Hegarty blocked a shot from Tayport’s lively Murray.

The home side opened the scoring in the thirty-second minute. A through ball by Brash forced Tonner to give away a foul on the edge of the box. As Tonner was the last man the referee had no choice but to send the visiting defender off.

Former Tayport player GARY FRASER picked his spot in the corner of the net and made no mistake from the free kick when it flew off the skiddy surface passed a helpless Ferrie.

McDonald raced clear for Tayport but his chip was wide of the Fed goal.

Half Time: Broughty Athletic 1 Tayport 0

Tayport created a chance inside the first five minutes but Mackie headed wide from ten yards.

The home side hit back moments later when Ferrie had to look lively to block Plenderleith, after a fine passing move from the Fed.

The Whitton Parkers really should have doubled their lead in the fifty-fifth minute when a free kick was spilled by Ferrie but Brash shot over from six yards out.

The game was becoming quite stretched but neither team really troubled the goalies and both sides were defending well.

That all changed in the last six minutes, as the Fed looked like they were going to see outz the game.

Hesitant defending by Broughty allowed substitute McNAUGHT to nip in and tuck the ball home.

Incredibly right on full time it was the visitors who snatched victory with the last kick of the game. Rollo skipped passed Brash and his cross came off Burns and TRONTE bundled the ball over the line.

Final Score: Broughty Athletic 1 Tayport 2


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25 Aug, 2012
FED LOSE TO TAYPORT

In the DJ Laing League Cup, Broughty Athletic lost 2-1 at home to Tayport this afternoon at Whitton Park. In the other Section C tie, Dundee Violet drew 1-1 with visitors Dundee North End.

The previous weeks’ results are shown below. Violet’s draw today means they have won the section with seven points, Tayport finish second on six points, third are North End with four points and the Fed finish fourth, with no points gained.

11 August
Broughty Athletic 0 Dundee Violet 1
Tayport 5 Dundee North End 0 2

18 August 
Dundee North End 2 Broughty Athletic 1
Tayport 0 Dundee Violet 2


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23 Aug, 2012
WILLIAM HILL JUNIORS' ODDS FOR SATURDAY 25 AUGUST 2012

Here are this weekend’s Juniors' odds from William Hill which include the one Highland League match and the William Hill Scottish Cup First Round  ties.

HOME DRAW AWAY
West Region 
5/4 Arthurlie 13/5 Cumnock 6/4
1/2 Auchinleck 16/5 Beith 7/2
7/5 Clydebank 12/5 Petershill 7/5
8/11 Pollok 13/5 Glenafton 11/4
EVS Rob Roy 13/5 Ashfield 15/8

4/5 Ardrossan 5/2 Maybole 5/2
7/5 Hurlford 12/5 Renfrew 7/5
7/5 Kello 12/5 G. Perthshire 7/5
1/2 Kilbirnie 16/5 Largs 7/2
6/5 Kilsyth 5/2 R. Glencairn 13/8
11/10 Thorniewood 5/2 Cumbernauld 7/4
5/4 Whitletts 13/5 Yoker 6/4

North Region 
2/1 Fraserburgh Utd 11/4 Hall Russell 10/11

Highland League 
8/1 Strathspey 11/2 Cove Rangers 1/7

William Hill Scottish Cup 
1/4 Bonnyrigg Rose 4/1 Girvan 7/1
1/8 Buckie Thistle 11/2 Rothes 11/1
1/2 Clachnacuddin 10/3 Lossiemouth 10/3
4/5 CS Strollers 5/2 Newton Stewart 5/2
8/13 Edinburgh University 16/5 St Cuthbert Wanderers 11/4
11/8 Formartine Utd 23/10 Brora Rangers 6/4
4/11 Fraserburgh 7/2 Coldstream 5/1
3/1 Glasgow University 16/5 Selkirk 4/7
1/1 Hawick Royal Albert 14/5 Golspie Sutherland 7/4
7/5 Hermes 12/5 Deveronvale 7/5
2/5 Huntly 10/3 Wigtown & Bladnoch 9/2
1/10 Irvine Meadow 6/1 Gala Fairydean 12/1
5/1 Preston Athletic 19/5 Nairn County 1/3
4/5 Shotts Bon Accord 5/2 Edinburgh City 5/2
1/2 Spartans 10/3 Wick Academy 10/3
5/4 Threave Rovers 13/5 Vale of Leithen 6/4
4/5 Turriff Utd 5/2 Burntisland Shipyard 5/2
11/8 Whitehil Welfare 23/10 Inverurie Loco 6/4


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23 Aug, 2012
MCBOOKIE.COM JUNIORS' ODDS FOR SATURDAY 25 AUGUST 2012

This week’s Junior football prices from McBookie.com are as follows:
2/9         Dundonald          11/2       Steelend              6/1

10/11     Rosyth                  7/2         Lochgelly             13/8
5/6         Lochore                15/4       Crossgates          17/10
9/1         Bankfoot             8/1         St Andrews         1/10
1/2         Jeanfield              19/5       Kirkcaldy              3/1
11/10     Kinnoull                7/2         Glenrothes         11/8
1/5         Newburgh          6/1         Luncarty               11/2
5/1         East Craigie         11/2       Lochee Utd         1/4
11/2       Lochee Harp       6/1         Downfield           1/5
12/5       Broughty             15/4       Tayport                8/13
8/15       Dundee Violet   15/4       North End           14/5
13/8       Blairgowrie         18/5       Montrose RL      9/10
13/1       Forfar Alb            9/1         Arbroath Vics     1/20
8/1         Brechin Vics        8/1         Forfar WE            1/9
1/25       Carnoustie          9/1         Coupar Angus    14/1
7/1         Fauldhouse        7/1         Linlithgow           1/7
5/6         Pumpherston    18/5       Spartans Jnrs     7/4
19/5       Livingston            9/2         Broxburn             4/11
9/1         Edinburgh           8/1         Penicuik               1/10
1/2         Bathgate              19/5       Armadale            3/1
6/1         Falkirk                   11/2       Sauchie                1/5
17/10     Harthill                  18/5       West Calder       17/20
12/5       Blackburn            15/4       Whitburn             8/13
5/6         Arniston               7/2         Haddington        9/5
12/5       Dalkeith               15/4       Musselburgh     8/13
8/1         Dunbar                 7/1         Newtongrange 1/8
4/7         Bo'ness                18/5       Camelon              27/10
Scottish Cup
1/8         Bonnyrigg            13/2       Girvan   9/1


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22 Aug, 2012
NEW SIGNINGS INCLUDED IN SQUAD

“We add new signings Mark Kohler and Phil Donaldson (pictured Below) to the squad for this Saturday's match with Tayport,” confirmed Manager Kenny Cameron this afternoon. “Trialists will again be included.”

"We will continue to try out one or two things."

Arrangements for Saturday 25 August 
The Broughty Athletic management and committee will meet at Whitton Park at 12.15pm. The Broughty players are asked to be at the ground at 1.15pm.



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22 Aug, 2012
FED TO FACE ARMADALE IN THE SCOTTISH

Broughty Athletic will host the visit of Armadale Thistle when the first round of the Scottish Junior Cup is played on 22 September, kick off 2.30pm. The full draw, which was made at the Scottish Football Museum in Hampden Park, is as follows::
Crossgates Primrose v Cumnock
Muirkirk v Yoker
Lesmahagow v Bellshill
Dunbar United v Penicuik
Port Glasgow v Aberdeen East End
Sunnybank v Lossiemouth United
Fochabers v Larkhall Thistle
Troon v Kilwinning Rangers
Bo’ness United v Whitletts Victoria
Colony Park v Fauldhouse United
Fraserburgh United v Lochgelly Albert
Arbroath Victoria v Kelty Hearts
Tayport v West Calder United
Broughty Athletic v Armadale Thistle
Harthill Royal v Whitburn
Cambuslang Rangers v Pollok
Kirkcaldy YM v Thorniewood United
Bishopmill United v Longside
Stoneywood v Tranent
Glasgow Perthshire v Petershill
St Rochs v Jeanfield Swifts
St Andrews United v Spartans
Vale of Clyde v Ashfield
Newmachar v Lugar
Oakley United v Darvel
Blantyre Victoria v Lochee United
Renfrew v Lewis United
Burghead Thistle v Maybole
Buckie Rovers v New Elgin
Beith v Bankfoot
Newmains v Dundee East Craigie
Craigmark v St Anthonys
Kello Rovers v Hill of Beath
Lochore Welfare v Newburgh
Bathgate Thistle v Clydebank


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22 Aug, 2012
FED SIGN FERRY ATHLETIC'S BEN MIDDLETON

The Broughty Athletic management team have again used their knowledge of the talent to be found playing for the local youth clubs (and the Fed's fellow Dundee East Community Sports Club members) by signing central defender Ben Middleton (pictured left) from Ferry Athletic YFC Under 19s.

Ben will train and be involved with the Fed but will continue to play for Ferry Athletic on Sundays.

 


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22 Aug, 2012
WANTED! - A GOALKEEPING COACH

Broughty Athletic are on the lookout for a goalkeeping coach – a task Manager Kenny Cameron once memorably compared to finding hen’s teeth!

Let’s hope not! The reason for the Whitton Park vacancy is that Assistant Manager/Goalkeeping Coach Fraser Mann has decided not continue in either role this season.

We thank Fraser for his contribution to Broughty Athletic in recent years – now on with that search...


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22 Aug, 2012
AND FARKY SENIOR GOES TOO!

The departure of John Farquharson to Kirrimuir Thistle also means the loss from the Broughty Athletic committee of John's dad Stuart.

A man of many clubs during his own playing days - Rattray, Guildtown, Broughty United, Old Alts, Cookridge (all amateurs), Mullingar Town (County Westmeath), and Blairgowrie JFC - he is also a man with a love of spaghetti carbonara, the odd glass of wine and the film Brokeback Mountain; all in all, the complete metro man!

Enjoy continuing to watch John, Stuart. 


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21 Aug, 2012
KIRRIE PAIR JOIN AS FARKY HEADS FOR WESTVIEW PARK

Broughty Athletic have signed midfielders Phil Donaldson and Mark Kohler from Kirriemuir Thistle. Moving in the opposite direction is John Farquharson, who joined the Fed on 3 July 2009 and has since made one hundred and thirty appearances for the Ferry men.

“We wish Farky all the best and thank him for his time at the club," said Manager Kenny Cameron. 

  


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20 Aug, 2012
"SCOTTISH" FIRST ROUND DRAW THIS WEDNESDAY

The draw for the first round of the Scottish Junior Cup will take place in the Scottish Football Museum, Hampden Park, on Wednesday 22 August 2012 at 1.00pm.


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19 Aug, 2012
CANDID CAMERON - THE MANAGER'S VERDICT

Manager Kenny Cameron spoke to the website immediately after yesterday’s match at North End Park.

"North End have a good young team with players who can hurt you in the final third if you give them the opportunity.

“Having said that we lost two poor goals from our point of view and you cannot expect to win games like that.

“That is not just down to our defenders today but more importantly how we defend as a team. It is most certainly an aspect we will look at closely after today's game and address.

“The players are working hard and we have to remember that there have been a considerable number of changes made in personnel and like everything else it will take a little time for everyone to gel as a unit."


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19 Aug, 2012
MATCH REPORT - DUNDEE NORTH END 2 BROUGHTY ATHLETIC 1 - 18 AUGUST 2012

Broughty played North End in their second DJ Laing League Cup sectional tie of the season at North End Park yesterday afternoon. The pitch was in excellent condition for the match.

The Fed were well and truly down to the bare bones numbers wise due to holidays and injuries and included six trialists in their squad.

Broughty started brightly and Brash had a good shot in the opening minutes go just wide of Fotheringham's goal.

The home side responded well and the experienced McNaughton drove into the box but his shot was blocked by Myles and the danger cleared.

The visitors had an excellent chance to open the scoring in the twentieth minute when the trialist striker raced clear and found space inside the box. He was left one on one with the keeper and was unlucky when his chip came back off the crossbar. The keeper reacted brilliantly to deny Farquharson, on the line, from tapping the ball in.

It really was end –to-end stuff and it was the Dokens who opened the scoring when McCOMSKIE benefited from some poor defending to shoot home from the angle.

Broughty Athletic replied immediately when their trialist striker and Farquharson linked up well with the latter seeing his shot go just wide of the target.

North End's strikers were a handful as well as they looked to use their pace to trouble the Broughty rearguard.

The last chance of the half fell the Fed's way when Farquharson sent in a stinging free kick from twenty-five yards which keeper Fotheringham fumbled into the path of the trialist striker although he made amends with a fantastic stop to deny Broughty the equaliser.

Half time: Dundee North End 1 Broughty Athletic 0

The Fed got off to the worst possible start when they lost a soft defensive goal five minutes in. Broughty's defence were hesitant when dealing with a long ball down the centre and the alert McCOMSKIE was quickly onto it and made no mistake to double the Dokens’ lead. Broughty's Burns, who was clearly struggling with an injury, had to be replaced.

Brash saw an excellent shot from just outside the box in the fifty-fifth minute go agonisingly wide of the post with the keeper beaten.

With Broughty pushing forward North End were quick to find the gaps in the Whitton Parkers’ defence and Greer had a shot which went into the side netting from a tight angle.

Broughty thought they were back in the game when they had the ball in the Dokens’ goal in the sixty- seventh minute when Farquharson fired home although referee Banks chalked the "goal" off rather harshly for offside.

It was end-to-end stuff again and only some last ditch defending kept the home side out.

Brash had another good opportunity but his header went just over the bar and the chance was lost.

The dangerous McComskie was causing Broughty real problems with his direct approach and pace. The Fed did however keep at it and pulled a goal back with five minutes left when ALLAN curled a twenty yard free kick passed Fotheringham into the corner of the net.  


The trialist substitute worked a good area just on time although his cross went just over the head of Brash and the opportunity lost.

That was the last chance of the game and the referee blew for time which saw Broughty lose for the second week running by the odd goal in the game.

Full Time: Dundee North End 2 Broughty Athletic 1


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18 Aug, 2012
BROUGHTY LOSE AT NORTH END PARK

In the second round of DJ Laing League Cup sectional ties Broughty Athletic lost 2-1 to hosts Dundee North End In the other tie Tayport lost 2-0 to visitors Violet who now top the section table with six points.         


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17 Aug, 2012
NEW JUNIORS WEBSITE LAUNCHED

A new, professional-looking website dedicated to the Juniors was launched earlier today at www.juniorfitba.com 

Initially covering the top divisions in the West and East Regions, it is hope to add more leagues in the future as the site gains in popularity.

Well worth a visit.


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16 Aug, 2012
TRIALISTS CONTINUE TO FEATURE IN SQUAD

“We will be missing Ryan McKillen, Gavin Shannon, Lee Bertie and Stephen Hegarty for Saturday's game against North End,” reports Manager Kenny Cameron.”Trialists will again be added to the squad.”

"Although we lost last week there were plenty of positives to take from the game and I will be looking for us to carry that sort of form into the game against North End."

Arrangements for Saturday 18 August: 
The Broughty Athletic committee and team management will meet at North End Park at 1pm. The Broughty players are asked to report to North End’s ground at 1.15pm.


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15 Aug, 2012
EX-PLAYERS SUSPECTED OF BEING BEHIND LATEST PRANK

Last January Dundee East Community Sports Club proudly unveiled its eye-catching customised minibus which is used to transport playing members. We now learn that the minibus has been defaced in a manner which is presumably meant to be humorous (see below). 

There is a strong suspicion that this action may be in retaliation to a similar prank which occurred in the GA Engineering car park a couple of weeks ago.

Suffice to say the club is interested in speaking to two ex-players – James Russell and Robert Smith. They will of course be given a fair hearing. However, it has now come to light, and no-one at Whitton Park was aware of this when they were signed by Broughty Athletic, that both have been in prison before – and whilst incarcerated the well-known closeness of their friendship was highlighted when they were both allocated the same inmate number!



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14 Aug, 2012
DATES FOR 2012-13 SCOTTISH JUNIOR CUP TIES

Below are the dates when this season’s Scottish Junior Cup ties will be played.

ROUND 1                    Saturday 22 September 2012

ROUND 2                    Saturday 20 October 2012
ROUND 3                    Saturday 17 November 2012
ROUND 4                    Saturday 19 January 2013
ROUND 5                    Saturday 16 February 2013
ROUND 6                    Saturday 16 March 2013
SEMI FINALS              Saturday/Sunday 13/14 April and Saturday/Sunday 20/21 April
FINAL                           Sunday 2 June 2013              


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13 Aug, 2012
WELCOME BACK, ROSS

There’s something not quite right about the phrase “new signing Ross Kenny”!  As his record shows, he’s been at Whitton Park for most of the last five years.

During the 2007-08 season Ross made twenty-nine starting appearances and two from the bench; he scored ten goals. In an injury-hit 2008-09 season he made twelve starts, eight appearances as a substitute and scored nine goals. Continued injuries meant he was unable to participate in a single match during the following season.

2009-10 STATS
Starting appearances: 0

Substitute appearances: 3
Goals scored in competitive matches: 0
Goals scored in friendlies: 0

2010-11 STATS
Starting appearances: 0

Substitute appearances: 0
Goals scored in competitive matches: 0
Goals scored in friendlies: 0

2010-11 STATS
Starting appearances: 1

Substitute appearances: 0
Goals scored in competitive matches: 0
Goals scored in friendlies: 1

On 24 March 2012, playing as a trialist for the last ten minutes, Ross was one of Broughty Athletic’s three substitutes against Arniston Rangers. 

Seven days later in a Premier League match away to Sauchie Juniors, Ross again appeared as a trialist, this time in the starting line-up. He was eventually replaced by another trialist and former Fed player - his brother Paul!

On 21 April Ross scored one of Broughty Athletic three second half goals when the Fed defeated Broughty United AFC 3-0 in a friendly played at Whitton Park.

Ross’s list of previous clubs includes Lochee United, Dundee North End and Arbroath Sporting Club but it’s probably fair to say he’s most associated with Broughty Athletic and Broughty United AFC. Welcome back, Ross.


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13 Aug, 2012
WELCOME BACK, RYAN

The profile of new signing Ryan McKillen, who featured in the Dundee FC Under 19 side last season, is now on the site.

This is the second time Ryan has signed for the Fed, the first time being on 26 March 2011 when he joined the club from Dundee East Community Sports Club fellow members Ferry Athletic.

Later that same day Ryan made an immediate appearance for the Fed, coming on as substitute for Graeme Dailly in what was one of Broughty’s best results of that season, a 4-1 East of Scotland Cup away win over Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic.

At the beginning of June 2011 it was announced that had been offered pre-season training facilities with Arbroath FC Under 19s. Soon after that he signed for Dundee FC.

Ryan’s published profile is a repeat of his original submission. At the time he rated his debut match for the Fed v Bonnyrigg as a real highlight of his football career up to that point. This website noted at the time that some of Ryan’s answers suggested he may have been developing a slightly worrying obsession with the Cormack brothers! 

Well they're still here, Ryan! - but you're always welcome to submit a new profile. In any case, welcome back to Whitton.


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13 Aug, 2012
NEW SIGNING SEAN IN SCORING ACTION

New signing Sean Kelly is pictured by Ian Cunningham – see http://www.flickr.com/photos/holygate/ - after scoring for North End in a 3-0 win over Armadale Thistle in the semi-final of the East of Scotland Cup on 21 May 2011. 


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12 Aug, 2012
TRIO OF TRIALISTS ARE SIGNED

Broughty Athletic have signed striker Ross Kenny and midfielder Ryan McKillen. Coincidentally both have played for the Fed before. 

Also signed is attacking midfielder Sean Kelly from Dundee North End. Sean was on loan with Montrose FC last season.

"All three have been involved as trialists throughout the pre-season and have shown up well, " states Manager Kenny Cameron. The trio’s profiles will be added to this  site over the next twenty-four hours.


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12 Aug, 2012
GRAEME DAILLY TRANSFERRED TO PANMURE

Manager Kenny Cameron confirmed last night that striker Graeme Dailly has been transferred to Carnoustie Panmure.

Graeme, who joined the Fed from Lochee Harp in July 2010 and subsequently played ninety times in Broughty’s colours, was the club’s top scorer in his first season at Whitton Park as well as being chosen as the 2010-11 Players’ Player of the Year.

His goals and his consistently industrious approach impressed everyone, not least his team mates, who also selected him as their Player of the Year for 2011-12.

"We wish Graeme all the best and thank him for his time at the club," said KC. 



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12 Aug, 2012
FIVE STITCHES FOR MARK BRASH

After yesterday's match v Violet, Broughty Athletic's Mark Brash attended Ninewells Hospital where he received five stitches to his forehead.

 


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11 Aug, 2012
MATCH REPORT - BROUGHY ATHLETIC 0 DUNDEE VIOLET 1 - 11 AUGUST 2012


Broughty Athletic opened their season with a DJ Laing League Cup sectional tie against fellow Premier League team Dundee Violet at Whitton Park this afternoon.

Broughty had the first chance in the tenth minute when Paul Farquharson saw his twenty-five yard free kick go inches wide of visiting McCafferty's post.

The visitors forced a good save from Cormack when Conway's goal-bound free kick was turned round the post by the Fed goalie in the thirtieth minute.

Five minutes before half time Paul Farquharson raced clear only to be denied by an excellent last ditch tackle from defender Syme.

Broughty’s MacLeod saw an excellent volley go wide in the sixtieth minute in a very even contest. Five minutes later it was a Conway free kick which this time was tipped onto the bar by Cormack and cleared away.

Broughty hit the bar in the seventy-second minute when a Mark Brash shot beat the Violet goalie but unfortunately crashed off the bar and bounced around in the area only to be cleared.

It was from the clearance that the visitors scored when a Pirie cross was deflected off Burns’ leg into the path of MANZIE who finished from six yards.

The last chance of the game fell to Broughty inside the last minute when a Burns header went agonisingly wide of the post with everyone looking on.

Final Score: Broughty Athletic 0 Dundee Violet 1



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11 Aug, 2012
FED LOSE OPENER IN DJ LAING LEAGUE CUP

Broughty Athletic lost 1-0 to Dundee Violet in the Fed's opening League Cup sectional tie this afternoon at Whitton Park.

In the other tie in the same section Tayport defeated Dundee North End by 5-0.


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10 Aug, 2012
MUCH APPRECIATED SUPPORT FROM OUR SPONSORS

Broughty Athletic is pleased to announce that GA Engineering will yet again be the club‘s main sponsor this season.

The club is also delighted to confirm that Frank Kelbie Scrap Merchants, great supporters of the Fed for a number of years, will continue to sponsor the red home kit.

The blue away kit will this season be sponsored by the Dundee East Community Sports Club (DECSC).

Papa Jaques – 314 Brook Street in Broughty Ferry – will again provide the club’s post-match hospitality which last season was greatly enjoyed by BAFC and their visitors.

“We are delighted to attract such sponsorship,” stated a club spokesman. “Not only are these sponsors supporting us financially but we regard their involvement with Broughty Athletic as a vote of confidence in what we are all trying to achieve at Whitton Park.”



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10 Aug, 2012
NUMBER OF NAMED SUBS REDUCED TO FIVE

A motion put forward by the SJFA Management Committee and passed at this year’s AGM brings Junior football back into line with the SPL and SFL i.e. the number of named substitutes has been reduced from seven to five, of which three (the FIFA stipulation) can be used.

This rule change applies to all competitions, beginning tomorrow with the DJ Laing League Cup.


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10 Aug, 2012
SCOTTISH FA GRASSROOTS AWARDS 2012

The search for the Scottish FA's 2012 grassroots heroes is well underway and the Association, together with partners McDonald's and the Sunday Mail, are now taking nominations for five categories as follows:
Best volunteer in...
Youth football
Adult Football
Girls' and Women's football
Schools football
Disability football

Winners will be selected regionally for each of these categories with awards in August. Winners will then go forward to form the shortlist for the National Awards which will take place in early October.

The closing date for nominations is 17 August. Please see the link below to the Scottish FA website and Awards pages: http://www.scottishfa.net/video_gallery.cfm?page=3009


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10 Aug, 2012
SCOTT STRACHAN OUT OF HOSPITAL

Manager Kenny Cameron spoke to former Broughty coach Scott Strachan last night. The good news is that Scott is now out of hospital and back home.


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09 Aug, 2012
THREE MISSING FOR SEASON OPENER

“Missing the Violet game will be the injured Andy Torrance and Lee Bertie plus Gavin Shannon who is on holiday,” advises Manager Kenny Cameron. “Trialists will be added to the pool.”

"With our League Cup section containing three Premier League teams and one of the favourites for the North Division title it will be tight."

Arrangements for Saturday 11 August 
The Broughty Athletic Committee and the management team will meet at Whitton Park at 12.30pm. The players are asked to meet at the ground at 1.15pm.


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08 Aug, 2012
DATES FOR 2012-13 SCOTTISH JUNIOR CUP TIES

Below are the dates when this season’s Scottish Junior Cup ties will be played. 

ROUND 1                    Saturday 22 September 2012
ROUND 2                    Saturday 20 October 2012

ROUND 3                    Saturday 17 November 2012
ROUND 4                    Saturday 19 January 2013
ROUND 5                    Saturday 16 February 2013
ROUND 6                    Saturday 16 March 2013
SEMI FINAL                 Saturday/Sunday 13/14 April
                                 & Saturday/Sunday 20/ 21 April
FINAL                         Sunday 2 June 2013              

      


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08 Aug, 2012
WILLIAM HILL ODDS FOR 2012-13 SEASON

William Hill have published their odds for the various Junior divisions for the 2012-13 season and these can be found in the Downloads section.


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07 Aug, 2012
GET WELL SOON, SCOTT
Former Broughty Athletic coach Scott Strachan was rushed to Ninewells Hospital at the weekend suffering from a heart attack. He is now in a stable condition as the medical staff continue tests.

Everyone at Whitton Park wishes Scott a full and speedy recovery.

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06 Aug, 2012
JAMES RUSSELL'S BMW NOT TRASHED BY VANDALS!

We are delighted to say that photographs received by the website tonight suggest that the previously reported "trashing" of former player James Russell's BMW while it was in the GA Engineering car park turns out to be less serious than first supposed...less an act of vandalism, more the work of a prankster with a vivid imagination and the artistic skills of a demented Tracey Emin.


 


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