BROXBURN ATH 8(eight) Murray (3) , Nimmo (2) , Downie (2) Robertson og.
FORFAR WEST END 0
Frofar West End Burns ,M.McDonald , D.Robertson , George , McKenzie , G.Robertson ,Van der Kuhl (Hart 45m) , Evans (Petrie 45m) , A.Walls , Montgomery , Reynolds ( Bell 45m) subs C.Walls
Referee Mr D.Williams assistants Mr K.Lindsay , Mr K.Kennedy
Straight from the kick off Ross Nimmo ,who had just passed a fitness test prior to kick off, went on a run down the right hand side and crossed into the box but it was cut out by Daryl Burns in the visitors goal. on 4 minutes Mark McDonald made a good overlap down the right but his ball into the box was cut out by Nick Locke . After quarter of an hour a ball to the back post was met by Marc Van der Kuhl who saw his shot blocked and away for a corner .After soaking up the little pressure the visitors had it was Broxburn who opened the scoring on twenty minutes .A good ball into the box by Andrew Gillen was met by the head of Alexander Murray who saw his header come of the cross bar but DARREN DOWNIE was there to head into the empty net unchallenged . Ross Nimmo tested the keeper four minutes later but the big keeper saved the ball at the second attempt . Just past the half way mark of the half Morgan Evans made Connor Wallace save his goal bound shot but the keeper saved comfortably . On the half hour mark the visitors should have equalised when the hosts lost the possession in midfield they broke away 3 on 2 and when Evans crossed to the back post for Montogomery, Andrew Gillen got in to tackle the ball away for a corner .At the other end three minutes later Anderson held the ball up well before passing back to Jack Beasley on the right hand side who’s shot was well saved by Burns .Broxburn made it 2-0 on 36 minutes when Ross Nimmo made a great pass through the visitors defence and ALEXANDER MURRAY was there with a well timed run to score .Six minutes later it was 3-0 when a throw in down by the corner flag on the right hand side found ALEXANDER MURRAY at the near post who turned and fired an unstoppable shot high into the net . With the last touch of the ball a Anderson cross into the box was met by the Luckless DALE ROBERTSON (former Broxburn player ) who could do nothing when it diverted off him into the net .
The second half saw three changes for the visitors but it was Boxburn who nearly took a bigger lead when an Anderson corner was met by the head of Murray who sent it wide right of the post . The next goal was only a minute later on 52 minutes when Great passing by Nimmo and Anderson sent DARREN DOWNIE through on goal and credit to the striker despite pulling his hamstring prior to the run kept his composure to slot the ball past the keeper . ROSS NIMMO made it six nil on 60 minutes when he fired home from 25 yards out central to goal in off the right hand up right giving the keeper no chance . On 64 minutes Darren Gribben sent Andrew Gillen down the right but a poor ball into the box was easily cleared .A minute later the same move produced a better ball into the box but in the end it was desperately cleared .ROSS NIMMO made it seven when robbing the defender and run in on goal around the keeper to score from a tight angle on the left .With 77 minutes on the clock a Darren Gribben cross deep into the box from the right almost caught the keeper out as Anderson steamed in but was second as the bigger keeper clutched the ball out the air . The only real opportunity for the visitors came in the 77th minute when Graeme Hart found himself five yards out at the left hand side of the six yard box but found Connor Wallace in fine form to deny him a goal and the ball was cleared . Scott Richards was sent a ball in front of goals by Anderson but he could not get enough direction on his header and he saw it go over the bar . Anderson set up young Ryan Robertson who done well to get in position at the back post but rushed his shot wide of the right hand post . With a minute left another Colts under nineteen player ,David Paton , made a great run down the left before cutting inside along the bye line to cut the ball back to ALEXANDER MURRAY who delightfully completed his hat trick . A superb result with a make shift defence and short on numbers but the players dug in and the Colts under 19’s did well that come on and the ones that came along and sat on the bench were a credit to their team ,the future is bright .