Broxburn Ath v Edinburgh United





Edinburgh United  Walker , Kerr , Robertson , Spalding , Guiney (Redpath 77m), Conlon , Hendry , Watson , Brockie , McKinlay (Murray 89m) , Hutchison (Flynn 38m) subs Swimmey ,Grieve , Ritchie , Hay

Attendance   90

Referee Mr G.Haynes   Assistants  Mr N.Silva   Mr W. Chadwick

With a cold wind sweeping down the park it was Nicholas Locke who warmed the opposing keeper up in 3 minutes when he tried an effort from 25 yards out . Connor Kelly was thwarted by Darren Walker in the visitors goal after a good ball through the defence . Ross Nimmo made room on the edge of the box before firing a shot from the right hand side that just missed the corner of the up right and bar on the left . The opening goal came after 16 minutes when a good ball deep into the box was headed back into the path of CONNOR KELLY by Nicholas Locke for him to fire home from 12 yards out .Two minutes later Taylor Hendry weaved his way into the box before shooting wide right . Scott Richards tried a snap shot from the left hand side that Walker dealt with comfortably . Nicholas Locke had two bites at the cherry trying to force the ball home but Walker saved at his feet the second time . Half way through the half Nimmo played Alexander Miller into the box where the striker was brought down and a penalty was awarded immediately . Gordon Donaldson  stepped up to take the penalty and Walker saved his kick before GORDON DONALDSON turned the rebound into the net .That is four penalties in four games that Broxburn have failed to bulge the net from the twelve yard mark . Just after the half hour mark a well worked free kick initially by Jack Beasley and Nicholas Locke ,  the ball was sent into the box where Conor Kelly turned and did not get any power in his shot and Walker saved easily .A good ball into the box was fired past his own goal by Corey Robertson for a corner .When the corner came in Miller headed wide after a free header in the middle of the goals .

Broxburn started the second half on top but it was Shaun Conlon who ran into the box going wide left before turning his shot from a tight angle into the side netting  on 50 minutes . Taylor Hendry got a chance inside the box on the hour mark that was saved by Paul Grant .Scott Richards sent in a good free kick on 65 minutes that found the head of Chris Townsley but the big defender could not hit target and it went over the bar . Two minutes later Nicholas Locke fired a free kick from twenty five yards out slightly left that was heading fro the top right hand corner before Darren Walker tipped the ball over for a corner at full stretch . Kelly and Binnie combined to force a save from Walker with five minutes remaining . The third goal came with two minutes remaining when a ball deep into the box was forced over the line eventually by CONNOR KELLY  .

A comfortable win really good first half with the second half almost forgettable but for some weird decision’s being made by the officials that had both sides wondering what was going on . We move on to next week’s game at Herriot Watt University with a 3-00pm kick off


Date Time League Season
November 3, 2018 2:30 pm East of Scotland 'C' 2018/19




Club1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Broxburn Athletic213
Edinburgh United000

Broxburn Athletic

Gordon Donaldson Defender
Jack Beesley Midfielder
Christopher Townsley Defender
Connor Wallace Goalkeeper
Craig Purves Defender
Nicholas Locke Midfielder
Craig Scott Midfielder
Scott Richards Midfielder
Alexander Miller Forward
Ross Nimmo Midfielder
Euan McGill
David Paton Midfielder
Conor Kelly Forward
Greg Binnie Forward
Paul Grant Goalkeeper
Saul Duffy
Michael Linton Midfielder
Yellow Cards
Red Cards

KO 82 82 89 FT

League Table

1Broxburn Athletic3074
2Musselburgh Athletic3063
3Jeanfield Swifts3060
4Dunbar United3056
5Hutchieson Vale3055
6Sauchie Juniors3054
7Hill of Beath3050
8Haddington Athletic3044



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