BROXBURN ATH 1 NEWTONGRANGE STAR 1
referee Mr E.Cairns assistants Mr Van Der Star , Mr Boyd
Broxburn Ath Wallace , Cole , Mampuya , Gavin , M.Millar , Linton (Donnelly 46m) , Nimmo , Scott , A.Miller , Locke , McNaughton (Anderson 46m) , subs Purves , Browne , Donoghue .
NEWTONGRANGE Star Amos , Swaney , Martynuik , Hamilton , Currie , Cropley , Lally , Lander , Flynn (Douglas 78m) , Bracks , Roseburgh (Wilson 73m) , subs Morris , Sinclair , Jackson .
This will be considered two points dropped today as we fought out a stalemate 1-1 draw .We started well and looked like taking the game but allowed Newtongrange to get into the game and probably a draw was a fair result on the day . On 4 minutes we had a great chance of opening the scoring after good play down the right a ball into the box was turned behind for a corner of the post by the visiting defence . A minute later Craig Scott saw an effort from the right turned behind for a corner past the left hand post .Alexander Miller saw a chance hit the post on eight minutes . Broxburn were piling on the opening pressure and a Locke ball turned back across the box found no takers . The visitors having soaked up the opening pressure should have opened the scoring on fifteen minutes when good play across the edge of the hosts penalty area say Stuart Roseburgh shoot poorly wide .Roseburgh turned provider for Lee Currie who shot went well over the bar . On 26 minutes the Broxburn stood back and allowed Currie a free shot at goals about 8 yards out but in disbelief at his chance he shot wildly wide and it went out for a throw in when he should have scored . Near the end of the first half Roseburgh made good space down the left but his cross into the box went straight to Wallace in the host’s goal . They did open the scoring when a break away saw KYLE LANDER run towards the box and fired a shot away that took a wicked deflection and spun past the helpless Wallace into the net .
Broxburn came out the second half determined to get back in the game early . Alexander Miller was set up by substitute Kieron Anderson but the ball would not come down quick enough for the big striker and the defence bundled the ball past the post for a corner . With 52 minutes gone Jordan Cropley saw his free kick from wide left and about 30 yards out saved by the fully stretched Wallace . An hour gone and Lander put a great ball in from the right but found no visiting forwards . Broxburn were on level terms on 64 minutes when a corner was cleared out the box it landed at ROS NIMMO’s feet and he fired a unstoppable shot into the bottom left hand corner from 35 yards .Alexander Miller got his head to a ball into the box from Anderson but his looping header was tipped over by Liam Amos in goals . A minute later Nimmo tried his luck again from range but this time it went well over the bar . Two minutes later the hosts suffered a scare when Jack Wilson had an effort cleared of the line and away from danger . In the last minute Wilson was through on goal clear of the home defence but the advancing Wallace saved well when all thought he had nothing better to do than hit the net . Newtongrange had one last chance in the dying embers of the game when Cropley forced Wallace to be at his best yet again . A draw as I said probably a fair result but we must start getting more points at home if we are to challenge for anything this season .