BONESS UNITED 1 RITCHIE
BROXBURN ATHLETIC 1 MILLER
Boness Utd Murphy , Jacobs , MacGregor , Ritchie (Morgan 46m) ,Hunter , Comrie , Grant , Gemmil (Nimmo 66m), Donnelly , Campbell , McKenzie (Keast 61m) , subs Adamson
Referee Mr J.Curran Assistants Mr W. McAleese,Mr K.Boyd
Broxburn took the game to the hosts and in the first minute Andrew Murphy in the hosts goal had to come out his box to head clear to thwart a Broxburn attack .A minute later Nicholas Locke shot just wide left . Cameron Ross was next to see a good run and shot turned behind for a corner as bones could not get the ball in the early stages .The same player again on five minutes saw a run and shot from the left hand side of the box go wide right . A minute later Ross robbed Brian Ritchie in midfield and laid the ball to Nicholas who was brought down on the edge of the box . Nicholas Locke saw his free kick saved . It was all Broxburn at this stage and Kelly set up Miller on 12 minutes but Murphy saved yet again . Boness had a chance on 15 minutes when a ball into the box saw Mark McKenzie head goalward but Connor Wallace turned the ball behind for a corner The corner came into the box and an effort on goal was cleared of the line by Donaldson and cleared . Craig Scott set Up Miller three minutes later but again his effort was saved . Cameron Ross saw a good effort saved on 21minutes with Nick Locke seeing an effort shave the left hand post on 26 minutes Miller was brought down on 29 minutes and Craig Scott’s free kick went just past the left hand post . Totally against the run of play Boness took the lead on 34 minutes when a ball into the box was jostled for the Boness player went down and the referee pointed to the spot . BRIAN RITCHIE took the penalty sending it high into the net giving Connor Wallace no chance a free kick into the box was met by the head of Thomas Grant who will be disappointed by his effort as it sailed well over the bar . Locke set up Ross on 41 minutes but the latter’s effort went into the side netting .Locke himself turned an effort just over the bar with a minute left of the half . Broxburn were not to be undone and with the last kick of the half a ball into the crowded box saw ALEXANDER MILLER find the composure to fire into the bottom left hand corner of the net to send the teams in level at half time .
Boness started the second half better and forced a good save for a corner from Connor Wallace on 47 minutes . Boness were dealt a blow on 56 minutes when captain Chris Donnelly was sent off for a second yellow card and he could have no complaints about . The ten men could have taken the lead on the hour mark when a ball across the box saw Stuart Hunter put the ball just past the post . On 63 Locke saw a shot deflected for a corner . Half way through the second half Wallace had to come and punch clear of the danger area . Conor Kelly met a cross from the left to the back of the 18 yard box where he blasted over the bar in acres of space . 81 minutes gone and Cameron Ross sent a good ball into the box to Locke who shot high and wide . With time running out and the visitors trying to take advantage of the extra man Ross Nimmo sent a great ball into the box that was blocked and cleared . Cameron Ross saw an effort deflected over the bar with five to go . Ross Nimmo saw a effort being tipped over the bar with two minutes later by the finger tips of Andrew Murphy . With no more chances it was the visitors who were dispointed by the solitary point from the league leaders while the hosts could not hide their delight at holding on for the share of the points .
|December 21, 2019||2:30 pm||East Premier League||2019/20|
|Team||1st Half||2nd Half||Goals|
KO 45 71 80 FT