BLACKBURN UNITED 2 MACLEOD,HUTTON
BROXBURN ATHLETIC 3 SCOTT, NIMMO, BINNIE
Blackburn United Mitchell (Clements 16m) , Mildren , Drummond , Lawrie (L.Devine 82m ) ,Browne , Macleod , McDowell , Howe (Young 65m ) , Campbell , Kane , Hutton subs S.Devine , Donnelly-Kay
Referee Mr A. Craven Assistants Mr A.Brown , Mr K. Boyd
The visitors got off to the best possible start when Conor Kelly was brought down in the box and CRAIG SCOTT stepped up and scored from the resultant spot kick on three minutes . Cameron Ross made a good run through but Mitchell in the hosts goal smothered the ball . On fourteen minutes Calum McDowall got into the box but Conor Wallace saved at his near post . The corner came in and chaos ensued in the box but nobody from Blackburn could get the final touch to send the ball goalward and the danger was eventually cleared all though offside had been given . Blackburn were forced to change keepers when Darren Mitchell had to go off injured and Johnathan Clements took over in the sticks on 16 minutes . Two minutes later he watched a Conor Kelly shot go past his right hand side from the strikers right hand side of the park . A good ball into the box from a Beesley corner saw the hosts scramble it clear . Good play half way through the half when Ross sent in Binnie who in turn laid the ball back to Kelly who shot over the bar . Two minutes later Jack Beesley sent in a dangerous free kick from left to right but the ball whizzed through the box with no takers . On 27 minutes a good piece of play so a good ball out to McDowell on the right but his ball was just too strong and it went harmlessly out for a bye kick . At the other end a minute later Binnie cut a ball back from the bye line to Ross Nimmo who laid it off to Cammie ross who’s shot was blocked . Richard Hutton should have done better when through one on one with Connor Wallace with Connor coming out best to save from the Blackburn forward . A corner for the visitors on 36 minutes found Greg Binnie who shot over the bar . Cameron Ross got the ball into the box with five minutes remaining of the half but the keeper punched clear . Blackburn had the final shot of the half when John Drummond shot wide right of Wallace’s post .
In the first minute of the second half David Howe should have done better with a free header that went wide left . Kelly saw a good header saved from a ball in from the right . The visitors doubled their lead on 55 minutes when ROSS NIMMO pounced on a poor ball out to run in and fire past Clements in the host’s goal . The referee had only due noted the goal when another mistake at the back saw GREG BINNIE gather the ball before running through on goal and firing into the top left hand corner giving Clements no chance . On seventeen minutes Linton set up Locke but the captain couldn’t get any power in his shot and Clements saved comfortably . Blackburn got a lifeline on 71 minutes when a Craig Young free kick in from the left sailed over everybody to find STUART MacLEOD at the back post to score the easiest of chance’s . Nicholas Locke saw a shot go wide right of the target . With seven minutes remaining Blackburn turned the pressure up on the visitors who were comfortably in front .A ball in from the right found unmarked RICHARD HUTTON who powered a header home to make it a nervous finish for the visitors .Cameron ross had the final chance of the game with 4 minutes remaining but shot past the right hand post from the left hand side of the box .
Comfortably leading 3-0 and pegged back a bit credit to Blackburn who never gave in but a deserved win in the end as we go into a big cup fortnight .
|September 7, 2019||2:30 pm||East Premier League||2019/20|
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