BROXBURN ATH 0
Craigroyston Burnside , Spence , K.Ross (Donaldson 71m) , Boyd , Charles , Greenhill (Nicolson 78m) , Hendrie , Mitchell , R.Ross , Tobin , Thomson ( Davies 85m) subs Stenhouse , Pinto
Referee Mr M.Addy assistants Mr P.Kelly , Mr T.Kerr
attendance aprox 100
Broxburn started in determined mood and Alexander Miller created the first chance in 3 minutes when he turned the defence and shot but his shot was week and the keeper saved easily . On 15 minutes a ball into the home box caused problems and after a few attempts the ball was eventually cleared fro the danger area .Three minutes later Cameron Mitchell made room for himself before firing a shot wide left from the right hand side of the box . Half way through the half a long ball saw Ross Nimmo in with a chance but his first time shot went high and wide . A minute later Miller was through on goal but shot straight at the keeper . With 27 minutes on the clock a long ball so the home defence static and Robbie Ross was given a great opportunity but he snatched his shot wide left of the target Miller got the better of the defender on the half hour mark but his shot was right at the keeper . Controversy erupted in 33 minutes when Alexander Miller beat the keeper and his shot appeared to hit the roof of the net before hitting the ground and spinning out .The stand side assistant initially started to run to the half way but then stopped and play continued with no goal being given . With five minutes left of the half a good one two between Miller and Nimmo with the latter’s shot saved .Craig scot saw a great shot saved for a corner which Shaun Harrison sent a header goalward but it was blocked and cleared .
The second half started the way the first half had finished with Broxburn on the attack .Nimmo picked up a great cross field ball from Scott but the wingers ball in was poor . Miller set Nathan Donnelly-Kay up on 56 minutes but his shot was straight at the keeper . Just after the hour mark Harrison saw a header from a corner go just over the bar .A minute later a Scott free kick was met by the head of Christopher Townsley but the big defender’s header was saved .Miller was through on goal from a long ball over the top but Stuart Burnside continued to frustrate the home side with another fine save With 75 minutes gone Donaldson set up Craig Scott but the midfielder’s shot was blocked and cleared .Turner set Miller up on 78 minutes but Burnside saved well yet again . From the corner Scott saw his header crash of the bar and away from danger .It was Craig Scott who was to be frustrated by Burnside with five minutes remaining with a tremendous save .Mark Hendrie sent a free kick just over the bar on 88 minutes which they won during a counter attack . Good play set up Scott Richards and he sent his shot over the bar when on another occasion he would have been expected to hit the target . A corner in injury time was met by Shaun Harrison but Burnside kept up his inspired goalkeeping by saving well ..With time running out Burnside again saved his side this time from a Miller shot which he somehow managed to tip over the bar. A frustrating night for the home side with Newtongrage Star away on Saturday to see if we can get the shooting boots back on and win the match to qualify for the first round proper of the League cup .
|July 31, 2018||7:30 pm||East of Scotland Qualifying League||2018/2019|
|Team||1st Half||2nd Half||Goals|
KO 58 71 FT