Broxburn Athletic 5 Dundee Violet 3
Referee Mr M. Taylor assistants Mr Doyle , Mr Van Der Ster
Nimmo, M.Millar, Anderson , A.Miller (2) Dundee Violet Middleton , Hood & Duncan
Broxburn Ath Wallace , Mampuya , M.Millar , Browne , Gavin , Locke , Nimmo , Linton (Scott 73m) , A.Miller , Richards (McNaughton 45m) , Anderson subs Purves , Cole
Dundee Violet Conway , Milton , Middleton , Hay , Degernier , Kane (Scott 65m) , Hart (McVicar 45m) , Dignan , Bremner , Hood , Duncan (Batchelor 87m) subs Paterson , Munro
Dundee Violet stunned their host by going three up in the first half hour of this tie . Right from the kick off however it was Ross Nimmo with a run down the right and cut in saw his shot go over the bar .On three minutes Nicholas Locke and Alexander Miller set up a chance for the later but saw his attempt turned round the post for a corner .Kieron Anderson was sent through on goal on five minutes but shot over the bar . With ten minutes gone a Ryan Dignan attempt almost caught out Wallace as he bundled the ball away for a corner .With thirteen minutes gone Alexander Miller hit the inside of the right hand post and the ball screwed away across the front of the goals and went out almost at the left hand corner flag . The Violet made them pay two minutes later when a throw in into the box about 2 yards out was head knocked on and BEN MIDDLETON scored easily in front of the empty net . Half way through the half they doubled their lead when a move down the left saw GAVIN HOOD clear in on goal and he knocked it past the advancing keeper .Stunned Broxburn went further behind when on the half hour mark they broke down the right and a ball went past everyone and landed at GEORGE DUNCAN who put it away into the bottom left hand corner .It did not look good for the home side but within a minute a good build up saw Alexander Miller having a shot that was saved and broke to ROSS NIMMO who scored from an angle on the right . Broxburn should have cut the deficit to one before half time when Anderson and Nimmo set up Locke who shot over .
Three minutes into the second half and Anderson was through on goal again but again shot over the bar .With fifty eight minutes gone A corner in from the left was met by MARCUS MILLER to head his first goal for the club at the back post .A minute later the home side were level when KIERON ANDERSON found himself through on goal again but this time showed composure to find the back of the net .An hour gone and a McNaughton effort was deflected away for a corner . The hosts took the lead on 68 minutes when Nimmo broke down the right and gave a great ball inside to ALEXANDER MILLER who scored easily .McNaughton had an effort cleared off the line two minutes later . Alexander Miller and Ross Nimmo had good chances to increase the lead but saw their efforts saved and go over the bar .Only three minutes left and Broxburn sealed the win when they broke away with Nimmo who passed to ALEXANDER MILLER and the big striker scored easily . Good spirit to come back from three down but need to improve if points are to be taken from our visit to Bonnyrigg Rose next week .