BROXBURN ATH 1 MUSSELBURGH ATH 5
Richards Musselburgh Murphy , Ralton , King , McManus , Thomson
Referee Mr P. Stuart ass Mr P.Hanlon & Mr M.Harte
Broxburn Ath Wallace , Mampuya , M.Millar , Browne , Cole (Richards 21m) , Scott , Nimmo , Linton , McNaughton , Locke , Anderson , subs Purves ,Donaghue
Musselburgh Athletic Renton , McManus , Lynch , O’Kane , Murphy , Cherrie , Davie , Moffat , Thomson (McKenzie 85m) , King (Spowart 76m), Ralton , subs Dunn , Mancini
This was to be a bad day at the Albyn Park for the hosts . In two minutes Kieron Anderson worked his way in from the left and fired a shot over the bar . A couple of minutes later Anderson was free down the right and got to the touch line and put a great ball across the box but was just beyond the home forwards . With seven minutes gone a corner kick was met by Declan O’Kane but his unchallenged header went well over .After ten minutes Kieron Anderson floated a free kick into the box but it went tamely through to the keeper . A minute later the visitors took the lead when a ball broke of the Broxburn defender into the path of SEAN MURPHY who steadied himself and fired home from 25 yards .wallace turned a Conor Thomson free kick round the post two minutes later .On fourteen minutes the score was doubled when EWAN RALTON Got into the box on the left and put the ball past theadvancing keeper from an acute angle . Darren Cole had to go off after only 21 minutes with an injury .With seventeen minutes gone Ralton was sent clear on the right and Connor Wallace came out his box but the forward went past him but put his shot past the near post . On the half hour mark the visitors increased their lead when MATHU KING got down the left and fired home from an angle to beat the keeper . It could have been worse at half time as Declan O’Kane missed another header from a corner with eight minutes of the half remaining .
The second half started with a bit of promise for the home side when McNaughton put SCOTT RICHARDS through and he cooly hit the roof of the net .Anderson put a great ball across the box heading for Ross Nimmo at the back post but the Musselburgh defender just got enough on a header to take it away from the Broxburn player .Ralton created a chance for himself on 58 minutes but Wallace saved easy . An indirect free kick was awarded for a pass back just after the hour mark and Anderson was unlucky to see his strike come off the corner of the right hand post and crossbar away from danger .Musselburgh hit the woodwork themselves on 65 minutes .With seventy minutes gone The visitors got he three goal difference back when a corner from the left went across the box to unmarked Connor Spowart who had time to pick out JOHN McMANUS At the opposite end of the box and he scored freely with his head .Browne made Renton save well from a Richards cross with time running out for the home side With under ten minutes to go the game was put beyond all doubt when Conor Thomson was brought down By the home keeper and duly stepped up to score from the awarded spot kick . Not a good day and major improvement needed for next week’s home Scottish junior cup 1st round match with high flying Glenafton Athletic .