Broxburn Athletic 3 Locke , Nimmo(pen), Anderson
Broughty Athletic 2 McConachie , Winter
Broughty Athletic Ross , McCunnie , Blair , Suttie , McLellan ,Winter (McCord 85m) , McConachie 15m) ,Lawson , Lannen (Smart 82m) , Cavanagh , Roy , subsSinclair , McCord
Referee Mr S. Lambie Assistants Mr B. Allan , Mr S. Redgrave .
Broxburn faced a tough task to progress to the Quarter final of the DJ Laing East of Scotland cup .Broxburn took the game to their visitors in the first minute when Anderson got down the left and crossed into the box but the defence turned it by for a corner .From the corner Gavin headed over the bar .Broughty had a good attack down the left and when played into Daniel Cavanagh he shot over the bar . On thirteen minutes Ross Nimmo dispossessed the brought defender and was through one on one with the keeper but Iain Ross came out to save at his feet and clear the ball up the park .Broughty went on the counter attack and Stewart McConachie saw his shot saved by Connor Wallace and cleared by Baptie . Nicholas Locke ended great play when sent through on goals but Ross again saved the visitors blushes . Broxburn continued to press and were creating chances . At the other end Jamie Winter headed over from a corner The same player on 28 minutes headed over again from another corner . Broxburn opened the scoring right after when NICHOLAS LOCKE was sent through on goals with everyone looking for a pass wide right to available Nimmo Nick looked up and fired into the bottom left hand corner to give his side the lead . Five minutes later a corner into the brought box was scrambled away from the danger area .On the counter attack again Broughty came close when Grant Lawson saw his shot well saved .Broughty were coming more into the game and Cavanagh made Wallace tip his free kick over the bar from 25 yards out .With half time approaching good play by the visitors down the right a ball into the box found Winters who saw Wallace turn his shot round the post .The continued pressure from the visitors paid off a minute before half time when a ball in to the box was not cleared properly and when Roy passed to STEWART McCONACHIE who fired home the equaliser .On the stroke of half time Kieron anderson set up Alexander Miller who saw his shot well saved .
The first chance after the break fell to Ryan Blair but he shot into the side netting . Just before the hour mark Locke saw a shot go just over .Broxburn had a spate of corners round the hour mark but could not produce a finish . They did take the lead a minute later when a hand ball was hotly disputed by the Broughty defence as it was the assistant who gave the penalty as the referee did not see the hand ball .(check facebook for cracking picture of the handball courtesy of Ian Cunningham ). ROSS NIMMO stepped up and hit the back of the net confidently . .Roy caused Wallace a problem when he got to the bye line and put a ball across the box which the keeper dropped but turned quickly to get the ball at the second attempt . Half way through the half Anderson fired in a free kick just wide right of the post . Ross had two great saves from Anderson and Locke before Wallace turned a Roy shot round the post at the other end .With quarter of an hour left JAMIE WINTER scored an equaliser after outrunning the defence to fire home . .The winning goal came with nine minutes left and was full of quality as Scott Richards passed the ball forward to the front line Locke and Miller combined to dummy the ball and the defence to allow KIERON ANDERSON a clear run on goal and he scored from 18 yards out .Broxburn were on top again and chances were created before the final whistle but no more scoring .
|April 1, 2017||2:30 pm||East of Scotland Cup||2016/17|