Broxburn Ath 1 Locke
Bonnyrigg Rose 0
Bonnyrigg Rose Andrews , Brett , Hoskins (McIntosh 26m) , Young , Moyes , Stewart , Turner , Jamieson (Gray 80m ), McGachie , Kidd , Donaldson , subs Horne , Nelson , Orru
Referee Mr. G.Calder assistants Mr K.Boyd , Mr S Redgrave
Broxburn had the first opportunity in the match when Alexander Miller put a ball through to Nicholas Locke but it was just to strong and run away from the captain and out for a bye kick . Locke turned provider a minute later when he put a good ball deep to the back post from the right but Michael Andrews in the visitors goal just got there before Michael Browne to thwart a good chance . On eleven minutes Kieran McGachie put a good ball in towards Andrew Kidd but the later had fouled Wallace in his attempt to win the ball . Ruaridh Donaldson almost got in on goal but the Broxburn defence cleared the danger . Half way through the half Dean Brett fired a free kick into the box but the visitors could not create an opening from it . With just over half an hour gone Kieran Anderson fired in a free kick that Andrews had to be sharp to dive and turn it round his post for a corner . Kerr Young had an effort at the other end turned away for a corner .Lewis Turner had an effort saved with six minutes remaining of the half but Connor Wallace saved his effort and smothered the ball at the second attempt . A big point in the game came on forty minutes when a high ball in to the edge of the box saw Wallace come off his line and collided with McGachie and the referee pointed to the spot . Lewis Turner took the kick and Connor Wallace saved it diving to his left hand side .
In the first minute of the second half good one touch football down the right hand side saw Michael Browne fouled in the end just outside the box .Anderson took the free kick and his effort was saved . Miller made a good run down the right a couple of minutes later and his ball into the box was cut out by the keeper . At the other end a minute later a good ball into the box saw Sean Jamieson have a shot but he found the side netting .Wayne McIntosh made a good run down the left and his ball across the box found no takers and it went harmlessly past the far right hand post Just after the hour McIntosh tried a shot from 30 yards out but went way over the bar . Nicholas Locke saw a shot saved a minute later then Alexander Miller had an effort blocked and cleared . Darren Cole thought he had scored from a corner when his header crashed of the bar and was cleared from the area . With seventy minutes played Kieran McGachie fired a shot in from the right hand side of the box that was going past the far post but Wayne McIntosh stuck out his leg and put the ball in the net but was adjudged to have been offside .The goal that won the match came after 71 minutes ,NICHOLAS LOCKE gathered the ball just outside his own box and run past four challenges getting down on the right hand side edge of the opposition penalty box before looking up and firing home into the far left hand side . A minute later Kieran Anderson made room for himself and saw his shot turned around the post for a corner . With fourteen minutes left Miller got down the left and cut the ball back towards Anderson but the defence cut it out before getting to its intended target . A good ball in to McGachie so the big striker get a header away but it had no power and Frazer Paterson cleared any danger . Nicholas Locke took a sore knock when he was fouled on the edge of the box .Ryan Baptie fired the free kick over the bar from the right hand side . A good junior football match with both teams going for it from the start .Bonnyrigg were very disappointed as you can well imagine with the title now a hard ask for them but one they can still achieve as they are the best team in the league this season and will not let this setback get to them in games to come . As for ourselves we are looking to finish as high as possible and hope that injuries ease before we take on Hill of Beath on Saturday .