BROXBURN ATHLETIC 5 LOCKE (2) ,NIMMO , DONALDSON , GIBSON
NEWTONGRANGE STAR 1 CHERRIE
Newtongrange Star Renton , Swaney , Cherrie (Murray 59m) , Nelson , Scott , Paterson (Tait 76m) , Porteous (Smith 78m) , Hume , Thomson , Reid , Jamieson , subs Christie
Referee Mr. F.Bushell Assistants Mr D.MacKinnon ,Mr A.Brown
Broxburn return to league action and the excitement of the cup . Broxburn started on the front foot and were in front on three minutes when Dominico Gibson squared the ball across the box to ROSS NIMMO running into the box from the right and he picked his spot passed Kieron Renton in the visiting goals .The lead only lasted 5 minutes when slack defending left GARY CHERRIE free in the box and he made no mistake with opportunity gifted him . A minute later Kelly shot over after a ball cleared off the line found him 20yards out . On 15 minutes good play down the right saw Ross Nimmo get into the box before firing across the box to Gibson who’s effort hit the side netting on the left . Four minutes later at the other end Sean Jamieson was given time to turn and shoot but his effort went wide right of the target . Ross Nimmo put another good ball into the box on 20 minutes but found no takers . Kayne Paterson was put through as the home defence and crowd thought he was offside but no flag and he bore down on goal Connor Wallace came out and made a great save at the strikers feet . Newtongrane should have been in front when Jamieson was allowed to turn and shoot but Wallace saved his weak shot . Broxburn Athletic regained the lead on 33 minutes when Ross Nimmo crossed from the right the ball found GORDON DONALDSON at the back post and he fired home by way of the top right hand corner giving Renton no chance . Broxburn went in at half time with a two goal advantage when a free kick into the box found NICHOLAS LOCKE who should great composure before firing home .
Broxburn took the game to the visitors early in the second half with Locke setting up Gibson who’s header went wide and on 48 minutes Kelly shot wide of the target .Locke made a good run into the box on 51 minutes and his ball into the six yard box was headed over by Grant Gavin . The next goal was only two minutes away when a great ball across from the left looked as though Conor Kelly was going to collect but his clever dummy allowed the ball to go to NICHOLAS LOCKE in acres of room to score his second and his side’s fourth . Broxburn were well on top and Craig Scott fired a shot over on 59 minutes before a minute later the game was certainly over with Broxburn’s fifth . A free kick into the box found DOMINICO GIBSON who’s initial header was saved but he reacted well to bundle the ball home from close range . Kelly fed in Nimmo on 72 minutes bur his effort went wide right . With 77 minutes on the clock a Kelly ball into the box was deflected away from Locke as he was about to pounce . With ten minutes remaining great one touch play saw Kelly shoot wide . The last chance fell to Locke but his effort went wide left . A good three points and no hangover from the cup tie in the performance .
|October 30, 2019||7:30 pm||EAST PREMIER LEAGUE||2019/20|
|Team||1st Half||2nd Half||Goals|
KO 3 33 42 42 52 62 72 FT