Broxburn ath 3 Miller ,Anderson , Locke
Dundonald Bluebell 5 Sibanda (4) Drummond
Dundonald Bluebell Lennox , Walton , Drummond , Durie , Hendry , Wedderburn (Moffat 45m) ,Bell , Campbell (Gray 63m) , Sibanda , Kay , Meikle (Payne 73m) , subs Smith , Penman
referee Mr C. Whyte assistants Mr C.Newman ,Mr K.Gallacher
Broxburn opened the scoring on 7 minutes when Alexander Murray got down the left rounded the defender before crossing to ALEXANDER MILLER to score the goal that won him the top goalscorer award for season 2017/18 .Dundonald equalised on 12 minutes when a free kick out wide left was struck towards goal it looked like Donoghue would gather easily but he misjudged the flight of the ball and it went over him into the net from BARRY SIBANDA . On 15 minutes a good run down the right was followed by a cross into the box that Sibanda got his head to but couldn’t direct it goal ward .The big striker was causing the home defence all sorts of trouble and had an effort cleared of the line on 19 minutes .He did get his second to put his side in front when a corner in from the right landed at the back post BARRY SIBANDA was there to squeeze the ball past two defender’s and the goalkeeper on twenty minutes . Half way through the half a ball in from the right was met by the head of Crag Wedderburn who sent his header over the bar . Two minutes later at the other end Ross Nimmo was set up but hit his shot past the right hand post . Half an hour gone and Gordon Donaldson put a great ball into Miller who took a touch past the defender before shooting wide right . Nimmo won the ball in the middle of his opponents half and laid the ball off to Anderson on the right hand side but his shot was just wid of the right hand side upright . On 37 minutes the Broxburn box was like a pin ball machine but the home defence cleared the ball after the scare and several chances to increase the visitors lead went a begging . A big call by the referee changed the dynamics of the game when Chris Townsley went out left to challenge the Dundonald winger they ran into each other but the referee sent Chris off for apparently stopping a goal scoring opportunity . Dundonald made it 3-1 just on the half time whistle when ROSS DRUMMOND was allowed to run through he opposition half before cutting inside and scoring from the edge of the box .
Miller and Anderson could have got on the end of a through ball two minutes into the second half but the ball ran through to the keeper who had come off his line to gather . Kieran Anderson created a chance for himself on fifty minutes but shot just wide left of the target . Alexander miller tried to lob the keeper from just inside the opposition half but it came of the far left post and bounced straight into the arms of the grateful James Lennox .Broxburn did get into the game on 56 minutes when KIERAN ANDERSON got down the right hand side of the box before giving Lennox no chance . Dundonald restored their two goal advantage when a free kick was awarded 22 yards out centre of goals and BARRY SIBANDA shot home passed Donoghue for his hat trick . On 69 minutes there was strong claims for a penalty when Alexander Miller looked to have been pulled down but the referee was having nothing to do with it .A minute later the ball broke to Ross Nimmo who had the keeper to beat out on the right but the keeper did well turning the effort for a corner . Broxburn’s ten men again got within touching distance when a corner in from the right was met by NICHOLAS LOCKE who’s powerful header flew into the net . With 82 minutes on the clock a corner came in from the left and from a yard out BARRY SIBANDA scored his fourth and Dundonalds fifth with a header .Alexander Miller received a good pass from midfield from Scott Richards but his attempted lob this time went over the bar . With two minutes remaining Nicholas Locke was ordered off for a second yellow card received for a challenge twenty five yards out wide right . Not the best way to sign off the season with a defeat but time to reflect and hopefully move on to better things next season . Thanks for all your support this season and lets hope we can do something next season no matter where we might be playing our football .
|May 26, 2018||2:30 pm||East Region Super League||2017/18|
|Club||1st Half||2nd Half||Goals|
KO 41 73 FT