Boness Utd 0 Broxburn Athletic 1 Gavin
Boness utd Murphy , Gemmil , Simpson , Zubaldi (Eddington 46m ), Hunter , RUMaclennan , Smith Snowdown 46m), Philp , Strickland , Sloan , Scullion (Donnelly 76m), subs Campbell , Ritchie
Broxburn Ath Wallace , Purves , Cole , Paterson , Gavin , Linton , Nimmo (Gribben 83m) , Scott , Miller , Locke , Anderson (Browne 74m) subs Downie , Richards , McNaughton
Referee Mr G.Calder assistants Mr L. MacKinnon , Mr R.Hamill
Broxburn took the game to their hosts from the off and did not let them settle on the heavy pitch . With three minutes gone Craig Scott sent Kieron Anderson down the left before he cut inside and fired a shot wide right .A minute later the visitors were awarded a penalty when a ball into the box for Ross Nimmo was awkwardly dealt with by two Boness defenders ,as the ball broke to the right hand side of the box Alexander Miller gave chase but was brought down before he got to the ball and was awarded a penalty .Kieron Anderson stepped up but saw his penalty saved and as he tried to score from the rebound the ball was blocked clear for a corner . The corner played in to the back post and after a couple of attempts it was GRANT GAVIN who got the final touch to hit the back of the net . Boness went on the attack straight from the restart and after a good move Robert Sloan tried from 25 yards out but Connor Wallace dealt with it comfortably .Eleven minutes gone and Connor Scullion made a tricky run down the left and fired a ball across the six yard box but there were no blue shirts to take advantage of a good ball in . Broxburn’s Nimmo set up Miller but the striker shot weekly past the left hand post .Half way through the half and the visitors were in control and great play by Anderson and Nimmo set up Nicholas Locke who shot disappointingly over .A minute later a long ball out from Wallace in the visitors goal sent Nimmo down the right hand side and he sent an inch perfect pass to his captain Locke who was through one on one with the keeper but his shot went narrowly past the left hand post.The captain had another good opportunity to double his sides lead a couple of minutes later but again shot wide of the target . It was Craig Scott who was next to try his luck but shot over .On 41 minutes Anderson made a great run and his goal bound shot was well saved and turned over the bar by Andrew Murphy .The corner into the box flashed across the six yard box but no one touched it and it went safely behind for a goal kick . The final minute of the half Boness should have got on level terms .A ball into the box was nodded on and Michael Gemmill was in on goals but Connor Wallace saved brilliantly to keep his side in front at the break .
Boness made a double substitution at the break and it was the hosts who created the first chance of the half when Fraser Eddington was sent through on goal but shot past the right hand post from 18 yards past the advancing keeper .On fifty minutes Jack Simpson saw a ball break to him from a corner but the full back had his shot blocked . Nine minutes into the half and a free kick into the box was knocked down to Ruari Maclennan who shot well over . Simpson made a great run into the box on 55 minutes as the hosts started to get back into the game , but saw his shot well saved and cleared by the visitors keeper . On the hour mark a great ball through saw Ross Philp get the best out of Connor Wallace as he saved well . Conor Scullion was next to find Wallace in inspired form to thwart the winger .Colin Strickland found space on 66 minutes on the edge of the box and his delicate chip towards goal came of the bar to the disappointment of the majority in the Newtown Park ground .With half the half gone Boness thought they had got back on level terms but Will Snowdon was adjudged to have been offside at the back post when he put the ball into the net .Broxburn Broke up the park on a counter attack with Nimmo through on the keeper from and anderson pass but Murphy saved bravely at the feet of the little striker .Anderson created a chance a minute later when turning inside from the left hand side and firing home a shot that Murphy parried into the air and Nicholas Locke could not get direction on his header as he saw it sail over the bar with the goal at his mercy . At the other end Eddington saw a shot deflected away from goals for a corner .The corner was played in and went across the six yard box with none of the Boness players in there getting a touch and the ball went harmlessly away for a bye kick . In the last Minute Darren Gribben set up Alexander Miller with a chance but the striker saw his shot saved . A good and deserved three points at a difficult venue was a good day at the office for all concerned a powerful first half and defensively tight the second half when Boness came more into the game produced a deserved victory .