Broxburn Athletic 0 Linlithgow Rose 1 Thom
Linlithgow Rose Hill , McNab , Devine , Muhsin , Thom , Leiper , Kelly (Donaldson 66m), Williams , Coogans ( Kelbie 76m), Batchelor , Gray (Swann 82m) subs Small , Elison .
Referee Mr Calder assistants Mr Ross , Mr Mitchell
Broxburn started well and Kieron Anderson looked as though he had scored after two minutes but was booked for handling the ball in the process .In what was proving to be an uninspiring half Linlithgow fired over the bar from a free kick 25 yards out and central from Stewart Devine . .On twenty minutes controversy as Kieron Anderson shot from 30 yards out the ball came of the head off the Linlithgow Rose defender and the ball was deflected away from the diving Darren Hill who managed to parry the ball into the path of Alexander Miller who shot home but was ruled to have been offside when the original shot was fired in ,this has been proved not to have been the case as shown on Linlithgow Rose TV. Half way through the half a ball over the top to Conor Kelly gave the Rose player a chance but was offside .Anderson tried to set up Miller on thirty four minutes but the ball in to the striker was just to strong .Approaching half time and Blair Batchelor saw his shot blocked by Nicholas Locke . On the stroke of half time Craig Purves sent a free kick towards Anderson but his shot went agonisingly bye the post .
Broxburn started the second half the way they did the first this tim a Ross Nimmo effort was cut out for a corner after two minutes .Grant Gavin up for a corner shot just wide after being put in by Purves . Liam Coogans tried to curl one in after 50 minutes but saw it go just wide of the right hand post .Two minutes later Sean Mushi saw his poor free kick easily saved by Connor Wallace .The same player had another opportunity on the hour mark this time going tamely wide of target . At the other end Scott Richards rued not getting power on his shot as Hill saved easily . Nimmo made a good run into the box and set up Miller who’s shot was blocked and the danger was cleared .Moving into the last quarter and Gary Thom saw his header go wide left of the target . The only goal of the game came after seventy two minutes when a corner into the box was headed of the bar by Colin Leiper and it broke out to GARY THOM who fired it home from just inside the box . Broxburn started pushing harder for the equaliser but were finding it difficult to penetrate the visiting defence With time running out Mark Williams was given a golden opportunity but after dribbling his way into the box he saw his shot saved . Broxburn had the Rose defence pushed back as they tried to defend their lead and they managed to hold out as the hosts set up a number of late chances but none taken .