A free kick from Shaun Harrison from the left hand side 25 yards out , early doors , tested the keeper but Ruairidh Adams handled it well in the visitors goal .A great ball from Binnie across field was just out of reach of Joe Tait at the back post . A minute later Kenny O’Brien was clear and should have done better for HVLT but shot wildly over . The opening goal came on fourteen minutes when a ball into the box was fired off the cross bar from ten yards by GREG BINNIE but he was first to react to head the rebound home . The home side doubled their lead in 20 minutes when a great move started by GREG BINNIE and finished by him saw him lob a pass to Andrew Mair who with his back to goal overhead kicked a pass into the left hand side of the box to BINNIE to rush in and fire home giving the keeper no chance . The visitors got back into the game on 25 minutes when a ball in from the left saw KENNY O’BRIEN unmarked in the middle of the box to head home . Binnie was denied his hat trick when a lobbed ball goalward was save at full stretch by Adams ,
The start of the second half saw Adams make another good save and when it broke to Tait he fired wildly over the bar . Tait tested the keeper on the hour mark after a great run with the ball . A minute later a ball into the box to Brass saw the big striker crowded out as the ball would not fall kindly for him . The visitors got on level terms soon after when a foul 25 yards out on the left hand touch line resulted in NIALLI KEMP sending the free kick in to the top left corner .
Ross Allum was sent through by Ross Nimmo but the forward shot high and wide . The visitors took the lead when good move down the left saw Thomas Penker received the ball from Douglas to send to the back post where it was headed back and across the six yard box and ERROL DOUGLAS was all alone to head into the empty net . Broxburn were now throwing everything at the visitors and Greg Nicol saw a shot saved for a corner after a scramble in the box . Jordan Wright went on a good run down the left into the box but his cut back was cut out by the keeper . Ross Nimmo sent a ball into the box for Craig Newal but the keeper saved his shot . Going into injury time Broxburn won a corner on the right and a great ball in saw SHAUN HARRISON head high into the net from eight yards to give his side a leveller . There was one more chance from the home side as Ross Allum was through on goal on the left hand side of the box and with the angle decreasing with every stride he shot past the keeper but a defender got behind him and somehow cleared it off the line .
After being so much in control to be struggling to take anything then should have gone on to win , what a roller coaster match for the home side . The next two weeks see’s a break from league action with cup ties away to Berwick Rangers and Newburgh .
LOTHIANTHISTLEHUTCHIESONVALE ADAMS , MOORE (DEVINE 46m) , DELAND ,LALLY ,
O’BRIEN (JELEN 80m) ,DOUGLAS , MURRAY (KEMP 46m) , VIOLA , SIGNORINI ,DOHERTY (FOSTER 87m) , PENKER SUBS HENDERSON , DONALD , DEYA
REFEREE MR K. LINDSAY ASSISTANTS MR S. ROSS , MR D. BROGAN
|October 9, 2021||2:30 pm||East Premier League||2021/22|
|Team||1st Half||2nd Half||Goals|
|Lothian Thistle Hutchieson Vale||1||2||3|
KO 14 20 20 61 61 72 76 82 90 FT