Boness Athletic v Broxburn Athletic



Attendance 175

Bo’ness Athletic vs Broxburn Athletic

Tonight, we head up the M9 to Bo’ness, for a tough away fixture against EOSFL Division Two league leaders Bo’ness Athletic, in the EOSFL Qualifying Cup 4th round.

Top of the table Thistle come into this one in great form. Winning 11 of their 12 games in the league and building up a plus 47 goal difference. On Saturday, they reached the Alex Jack cup final with a 3-0 semi-final victory over Arniston Rangers in Gorebridge.

Bo’ness Athletic reached this stage of the competition with wins over Heriot Watt 3-1 at Newton Park in the second round, and a huge win over local rivals Linlithgow Rose 5-1 away in Round 3.

Broxburn Athletic reached this stage with wins over Peebles Rovers 4-1 back in August in Round 2, and a 2-1 win over Bathgate Thistle in the third round earlier in the month. Both games were at Albyn Park.

Broxburn make two changes from Saturday’s Scottish Cup exit to Buckie Thistle, Liam Campbell and Calum Heath come in for Marcus Millar and Ben Davidson.

Broxburn start with a 4-4-2 diamond and are in their changed kits. Gold and black shirts, black shorts, and black and gold socks.

Bo’ness Athletic are in all blue and start with a 4-4-2 shape.

Bo’ness are the first to threaten in the second minute. Weir plays in the on-loan Stirling winger Kangni Soukpe, who’s shot is saved by Bob Watt and Broxburn get the rebound clear.

Broxburn have their first effort in the third minute. Good build up play by Nick Locke and Calum Heath. It’s worked out to Liam Campbell on the left, who’s shot is pushed away by Bo’ness keeper Currid.

GOAL! Broxburn have an early lead. Brass takes a hold of a long ball to feet and plays it wide to Liam Cambell, the Broxburn left back crosses and finds Calum Heath who slams it high into the net from close range.



BROXBURN ATHLETIC 1 (Callum Heath- 11 minutes)


GOAL! Bo’ness equalise 3 minutes later. Marky Munro looks to be fouled by Kangni Soukpe. The referee was having none of it and Soukpe is through on goal and scores past Bob Watt into the right corner.

BO’NESS ATHLETIC 1 (Soukpe-13 minutes)


Bo’ness Athletic goal scorer Kangni Soukpe is the first to get booked on 14 minutes for a foul on Liam Campbell on the left wing. Calum Heath takes the free kick and its right at Bo’ness keeper Currid.

Bo’ness Athletic have another chance. Ryan Robertson’s effort from roughly 20 yards is pushed over the bar by Bob Watt for a corner. From the resulting corner Robertson’s cross finds Bo’ness captain Paterson who heads over the bar.

23 minutes in and good play by Callum Bremner who wins possession high up the park. He takes the ball to the byline and crosses a dangerous low ball into the area, but no takers for Broxburn.

Bo’ness come forward with pace. Kangni-Soukpe crosses from the right and finds MacDonald whose shot was blocked by Kieran Moyles.

Another great delivery by Liam Campbell from the left finds Errol Douglas, who’s header is pushed away by Durrid, but the referee blows late for a foul.

GOAL! Bo’ness have the lead. Kangni-Soukpe picks up the loose ball and finds Weir. The Bo’ness forward takes on Kieran Moyles and slots it into the right corner for 2-1 to the hosts. Decent finish.

BO’NESS ATHLETIC 2 (Weir-34 minutes)


Lewis Turner is booked on 37 minutes for a foul.

Kangni-Soukpe has another shot well saved by Broxburn keeper Bob Watt.

Bo’ness Athletic have a penalty right on half time. Liam Campbell brings down Robertson in the box. GOAL! Robertson slots it into the right corner for Bo’ness.

BO’NESS ATHLETIC 3 (Robertson- 45 minutes)




ON- Ben Davidson

OFF-Lewis Turner

Good direct play by Callum Bremner drives into the box and looks to be pushed by Bo’ness defender Sneddon, but referee waves play on.

Bo’ness forward MacDonald is booked for a foul on Bob Watt on 49 minutes.

Calum Heath delivers a great ball into the box; corner is conceded by Bo’ness defender Woodburn.

Slack play by Broxburn again. Bo’ness win possession high up the park. Weir is in on goal and Bob Watt pushed it away from him, letting Broxburn defenders to get back and clear their lines.

Another Bo’ness booking on the 66th minute, this time for captain Paterson for a foul on Liam Campbell. Liam Campbell is then booked two minutes later for a foul.

Kangni-Soukpe is free again on the right. He crosses for Ogilvie whose shot is saved by Watt.

Marky Munro delivers a great cross from the right. Bo’ness captain Paterson concedes the corner. Callum Heath’s corner is only cleared as far as Greg Page. The Broxburn defender’s shot from 20 yards is over the bar.


ON- Darren Downie, Ross Nimmo and Kyle Connolly

OFF-Errol Douglas, Liam Campbell & Nick Locke

Darren Downie is booked on the 79th minute, for a foul on Bo’ness captain Paterson.

Callum Heath crosses from the left finds Gary Brass who heads right at the Bo’ness keeper Currid.

GOAL! Broxburn pull a goal back. Gary Brass picks up a ball to feet, he turns, shoots and Bo’ness keeper Currid makes another great save. Darren Downie picks up the rebound and slots past Bo’ness keeper Currid for late hope for the Brox.



BROXBURN ATHLETIC 2 (Darren Downie-85 minutes)

GOAL! Super Sub Ross Nimmo picks up on the byline wide right. His cross catches Currid out and his effort flies into the left corner. Game on! Doesn’t matter if he meant it or not, what a finish by thew wee man.


BROXBURN ATHLETIC 3 (Ross Nimmo-88 minutes)

GOAL! Unbelievable! Broxburn have scored three goals in eight minutes. Callum Bremner looks for Mark Munro who is fouled, but the referee waves advantage. Ross Nimmo picks up and finds Gary Brass, who takes an excellent touch and slams it into the bottom corner to win it in the third minute of extra time for Broxburn.


BROXBURN ATHLETIC 4 (Gary Brass-90+3)

The lads hung on for a great result in Bo’ness as we secure our place in the next round. Just what we needed to get over the hurt from Saturday.



BROXBURN ATHLETIC 4 (Heath, Downie, Nimmo and Brass)

Referee Mr Jordan Kelly   Assistants  Mr D. McGuire , Mr K. Martin


Date Time League Season
November 28, 2023 7:45 pm East of Scotland Qualifying League 2023/24




Club1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Bo’ness Athletic303
Broxburn Athletic134

Broxburn Athletic

Shaun Donoghue Goalkeeper
Nicholas Locke Midfielder
Ross Nimmo Midfielder 77'
Darren Downie Forward 86'
Gary Brass Forward 90'
Errol Douglas Forward
Calum Bremner Midfielder
Calum Heath Midfielder 11'
Robert Watt Goalkeeper
Liam Campbell Midfielder 70'
Greg Page Defender 14'
Ben Davidson Midfielder 53'
Lewis Turner Midfielder 37'
Marky Munro Defender
Conor Thomson
Kieran Moyles
Kyle Connelly
Yellow Cards
Red Cards

KO KO 11 14 14 15 34 37 45 45 53 53 67 69 70 75 75 75 77 77 77 86 86 90 FT

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