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Broxburn ath 7 Beasley , Gribben(pen), Locke , Miller (2), Anderson (2)
Newtongrange Star 2 Lander (pen), K.Scott (pen)
Newtongrange Star Renton , Swaney , Lowson , O’Hara(S.Scott 63m) , Melvin , Mitchell , Wilson , Osbourne(K.Scott 72m) , Murray ,O’Brien , Lander (Porteous 63m) subs Moncrief , Porteous , Amos

referee Mr P.Stuart assistants Mr.N.Marshall , Mr K.Boyd

Broxburn started well and Wallace ball out of goals sent Darren Gribben down the right hand side but when he put it infield towards Anderson it was just to strong for his team mate . On ten minutes it was Gribben again who got down the right and sent a ball to the back post where Alexander Miller was unmarked but the striker headed past the left hand post . Gribben was causing problems for the visitors down the right and when O’Hara dwelled on the ball he challenged him for the ball and it broke to Miller who made the keeper save . Two minutes later Miller made a good run but shot wide right of the visitors goal . Half way through the half and a Anderson corner was met by the head of Miller but it went just over the bar .The opening goal came after 32 minutes when Kennt O’Brien was allowed to run through the home defence before Michael Linton brought him down and gave away a penalty . KYLE LANDER scored in the bottom left hand corner from the spot . With 5 minutes left the action was intense and Lander saw a shot deflected for a corner . Two minutes later Nicholas Locke made a run and fired a shot destined for the roof of the net but Kieran Renton got his finger tips to it and tipped it on to the bar and it crashed down and bounced conveniently into the keeper’s arms. Down the other end of the park O’Brien saw Connor Wallace save from point blank to thwart the chance . Alexander Miller made a good opportunity for him self but Renton stopped the striker and on an other day the officials may have gave a penalty . Gordon Donaldson on a move up front saw his shot at goals blocked .
Broxburn started the second half in determined fashion and Anderson made a good run down the right before cutting inside and was brought down just outside the box central to goals . JACK BEASLEY stepped up and fired a shot goal ward and it took a wicked deflection and sailed in to the unguarded part of the net . With 56 minutes gone Alexander Miller made a good run into the box but was brought down when preparing to strike .From the spot kick DARREN GRIBBEN made no mistake to put his side in front . The game turned big time in favour of the home side on 65 minutes when Brian Murray made a coarse challenge for the ball in line with the home dug out area . He was shown a red card and the Broxburn manager Max Christie was sent from the dug out for foul and abusive language . Once the dust had settled Kieran Anderson sent in a free kick which NICHOLAS LOCKE peeled off his marker and directed his header into the corner of the net . Anderson had a good run and shot saved by Renton as the home side strived forward for more goals . Donaldson should have increased his side lead when Miller laid the ball off to him on the left hand side of the goals ten yards out he fired his unchallenged shot straight at the keeper .The fourth goal did come three minutes later mid way through the half when ALEXANDER MILLER made a strong run with the ball through the visiting defence and shrugged off all attempts to stop him before scoring in the bottom corner .Gordon Donaldson put a great ball in from the left hand side and ALEXANDER MILLER guided a slightest of header’s away from the keeper into the far corner to go nap for the home side . A minute later a bizarre misunderstanding between Beasley and his goalkeeper Wallace see the ball break to the Newtongrange forward and Craig Purves was adjudged to have fouled him in the box and they received a penalty . KYLE SCOTT stepped up to fire home and give the ten men a life line back into the game . This was short lived as two minutes later Ross Nimmo made a good run down the right and got to the bye line before cutting the ball across the box to the unmarked KIERAN ANDERSON who had the easiest of tap in’s from six yards out .Newtongrange were crumbling and it was 7-2 within a couple of minutes as Miller set up KIERAN ANDERSON who fired home to complete the scoring .There could have been more goals but for the woodwork stopping a Craig Scott effort with five minutes left Nimmo saw an effort blocked with time running down as Broxburn finished well on top . Miller had the last chance which Renton had to be at his best to save . A good performance even in the first half when going in 1-0 down .The players showed character and they must keep that going into next week’s Scottish Junior Cup tie at home to Fraserburgh Utd .