The proverbial game of two halves.
Brought started much the better and two early goals saw them race into a comfortable lead. Luckily for Bathgate our on loan Motherwell keeper, Brett Long, produced his usual array of saves to keep us in the game.
Bathgate were a different team in the second half and while still vulnerable on the break got themselves back into it with a goal from Grant Easton in 65 minutes. Bathgate continued to press and had several half chances and scrambles in the box. From one of these stramashes the ball broke to Keian Welsh in 85 minutes and he levelled the scores. Bathgate could have nicked it in the end as Broughty seemed to struggle to offer a threat. Unfortunately a winner couldn’t be found and the game ended in what was probably a fair result.
Final score: Bathgate Thistle 2 Broughty Athletic 2