East of Scotland Premier League – Broxburn Athletic v Camelon Juniors – 13/10/2020
Broxburn kicked off for their first home league game of the season at Albyn Park with the breeze behind them. There were three changes from Saturday’s game at Penicuik, Redmond, Cowley and Brass replacing Donaldson, Richards and Ireland. Donaldson and Richards both being injured.
The home side went straight onto the attack which ended with Brass firing a shot over the bar.
In a brisk start to the game Camelon forced a couple of early corners which Wright was prominent in clearing any danger.
In 13 minutes Kelly was fouled on the right 25 yards from goal, Greenhill took the resulting free kick which was headed out for a corner. From a short corner routine Redmond got free at the back post but he headed wide.
Camelon responded in 17 minutes taking advantage of a misplaced pass Stowe played the ball to McKenzie whose shot went well wide.
The visitors continued to knock the ball about with purpose with Docherty having his shot blocked for a corner by Harrison. From the corner Kay won the header but his effort cleared the bar. In 25 minutes Sneddon’s shot took a deflection off Wright which just went past Wallace’s right hand post. The resulting corner was safely cleared.
After a neat passing move Broxburn were rewarded in 27 minutes when Brass slipped a great ball through to GREENHILL who composed himself before shooting the ball under the advancing Shaw in the Camelon goal to give the home side the lead.
In 32 minutes a superb Cowley pass was collected by Gillan on the right and his cross just eluded the onrushing Brass.
Wallace had to look lively off his line in 33 minutes rushing out to beat Sneddon to the ball.
Good work by Ross down the right wing saw his dangerous cross just missed by Brass.
In 39 minutes Camelon were awarded a free kick after Denham was fouled. Stowe took the kick which cleared the home bar.
Broxburn went route one in 40 minutes to grab a second goal, Wallace’s long clearance being latched on to by KELLY who strided clear of the visiting defenders and fired a great shot into the bottom right hand corner of Shaw’s net.
Sneddon was booked for Camelon.
The first half had a dramatic ending in 42 minutes when Ross’s pass sent Kelly clear of the Camelon defence where he was hauled down just outside the penalty box by Denham who was promptly shown the red card by the referee. The free kick was taken by Ross which cannoned off the wall.
Half Time Broxburn Athletic 2– 0 Camelon
The visitors with the breeze now behind them broke down the right wing from kick off Stowe firing in a cracking shot which Wallace did well to save.
Camelon continued to press despite being a man down Alan Docherty shooting wide and then Kay forcing Wallace to dive full length to push his effort to safety.
Broxburn were dangerous on the break which Ross demonstrated in 54 minutes his lob being well saved by the onrushing Shaw at the edge of his box. The ball broke to Gillan who elected to pass instead of taking on a shot with only a Camelon defender on the goal line.
A minute later and Broxburn had claims for a penalty waved away by the referee when Ross appeared to be fouled in the area.
The Brox were forced into two changes in 56 minutes Cowley and Greenhill both having picked up knocks replaced by Ireland and Turnbull.
Camelon continued to press the home side back Alan Docherty’s cross being headed over by Kay.
Broxburn created another chance on the break on the hour Kelly finding Ross whose shot just crept past the Shaw’s left hand post.
Ross continued to be prominent down the right getting to the bye line his cross was well defended for a corner as Brass was well placed to provide a finish if the ball had got to him.
In 64 minutes Camelon made a change Kane replacing McCroary.
In 67 minutes from a short corner Ireland and Ross worked well, from the formers cross Redmond headed wide.
The game continued to flow from end to end Alan Docherty cutting inside Gillan on the left and firing in a shot straight at Wallace.
Broxburn were denied a third goal in 70 minutes with Gillan’s lob over Shaw bouncing inside the 6 yard box but over the bar.
Camelon made their second change Stephen Docherty for McMullan.
In 70 minutes Camelon had loud claims for a penalty when they thought Nicol had handled. Broxburn cleared and broke at pace Ross bringing out a save from Shaw.
Frustrations boiled over in 72 minutes on the Camelon bench resulting in manager Gordon Herd receiving a red card from the referee.
Wright was then booked for Broxburn.
From the the free kick a real left off for Broxburn when Stowe’s brilliant shot crashed off the underside of the bar and was cleared to safety.
The vistors to their credit continued to pen Broxburn back with Alan Docherty and Sneddon both going close with shots.
The home sides next meaningful attack saw great work from Turnbull and Ross whose cross was well defended for a corner with Brass ready to pull the trigger.
Binnie replaced Kelly for Broxburn in 79 minutes.
Kay was booked for a foul on Nicol.
Brass was booked for Broxburn.
Wallace continued to thwart all Camelon efforts in 87 minutes pulling off saves in quick succession.
Ireland was then booked for Broxburn.
Binnie had to go off injured with Hopkinson replacing him in injury time.
A great result and confidence booster for the Brox after a disappointing start on Saturday. It was an uncomfortable second half against Camelon’s 10 men and credit them for that. Newtongrange Star are next to visit the Albyn on Saturday.
Full Time Broxburn Athletic 2– 0 Camelon
Broxburn Athletic: Wallace; Gillan, Redmond, Harrison (c), Wright; Cowley, Nicol, Greenhill; Brass, Kelly, Ross
Subs: Donoghue (Unused), Hopkinson, Murray (Unused), Burnside (unused), Binnie, Grant (Unused) Ireland
Camelon: Shaw, McCroary, Skinner, McMullan, Kay, Sneddon, Stowe, McKenzie, Denham, Alan Docherty, Lockie
Subs: Donald Morrison (Unused), Langton (Unused), Stephen Docherty, Kane, David Morrison (Unused), Sharples (Unused), Gray (Unused)
|October 13, 2020||7:30 pm||East Premier League||2020/21|
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