Match Report ATTENDANCE 248
East of Scotland Premier League – Broxburn Athletic v Tranent Juniors –
Broxburn returned to Albyn Park after their first league win of the season at Whitehill Welfare
on Saturday on a balmy summer evening, welcoming high flying Tranent Juniors as visitors.
Broxburn showed a number of changes to Saturday's starting line up with Newall, Townsley,
Harrison replaced with Gillen, Melville(making his debut) & Nicol.
Tranent were first to threaten in the 3rd minute a Docherty cross being headed out of danger by
Wright only to fall to Watson whose shot struck the bar.
In 5 minutes Grant intercepted a poor Tranent pass and picked out Nimmo who advanced
towards goal before being well tackled by Thomson.
Tranent were denied the opening goal in 9 minutes by the linesman's flag as a Miller cross found
Watson who shot into the net.
Knox replaced Thomson in 14 minutes for Tranent.
Tait forced visiting keeper Swain into a mistake but his shot was blocked away for a corner.
From a long hopeful ball by Thomson, Wright appeared to mis-judge the flight of the ball which
bounced perfectly for WRINGE to lob the ball over the advancing Wallace to give the visitors the
Tranent were having a good spell in the game and in 19 minutes Miller found Docherty on the
left and his dangerous cross was deflected away for a corner.
The Brox retaliated a minute later with a good move of their own when Ross sent Tait away
down the left he got himself into position to shoot but from a diffficult angle his shot drifted
wide of Swain's right hand post.
The game continued to swing from end to end the visitors right full back Stevenson hitting a
cracking volley from the right which had Wallace scrambling across his line as it sneaked past his
left hand post.
In 22 minutes, on loan Spartan Joe Tait continued to cause Tranent difficulties down the left
with his pace and was having a great battle with Stevenson which the defender just got the
better of to prevent the Brox player getting clear.
Tranent were equally dangerous down their left side Docherty cutting in past Gillen from the left
and firing a shot just wide which Wallace in the home goal had to keep an eye on.
The visitors should have doubled their lead from a corner on the half hour when Thomson was
left unmarked but somehow headed wide. A real let off for the Brox.
Broxburn then had a great opportunity in 34 minutes, great work from Nimmo on the right saw
him beat his defender in the box and when a shot seemed certain he delayed by trying to beat
another man with his shot finally being blocked.
Another decent Broxburn move saw Nimmo send over a decent cross from the right which Tait
got on the end of but was flagged offside.
In 44 minutes Grant nicely intercepted a pass in midfield and played a fine ball to Nimmo on the
right whose cross was on the money but no one in red could get on the end of it and it ran
through to keeper Swain.
Half Time Broxburn Athletic 0– 1 Tranent Juniors
Allum replaced Tait for Broxburn in 46 minutes.
The visitors came out of the blocks firing in the 2nd half and from a short corner Docherty hit a
great shot which keeper Wallace did well to tip over the bar.
In 49 minutes Broxburn were made to pay when they failed to clear their lines Docherty put
over a great cross from the left and GREIG flicked the ball past Wallace into the bottom right
hand corner of the net.
Broxburn tried to retaliate in 53 minutes Nimmo's cross finding Barker but his effort was well
defended for a corner which nothing came of.
The home side were punished again in 58 minutes for only half clearing the ball KNOX hit an
unstoppable shot past Wallace into the net.
In 61 minutes a Gillen cross found Nimmo but his effort to fire goalwards was blocked.
A minute later Hutchison was booked for the home side, quickly followed in 65 minutes by
Murphy for Tranent.
In 65 minutes Broxburn made a double substitution Nimmo and Barker replaced by Binnie and
In 67 minutes Ross won a corner from which the ball broke to Melvin who got in a goal bound
shot which was blocked away for another corner.
Tranent made changes Landon and Muirhead replaced Wringe & Watson.
In 73 minutes Cowley replaced Grant.
In the following minute Broxburn's best move of the half saw Binnie switch play from right to
left his pass picking out Ross who cut inside and stuck a great right foot shot which was just too
In 76 minutes Tranent made their final changes replacing Murphy and Greig with Anderson and
Substitute Greenhill played a great ball into the goal mouth which Allum got a glancing header
to but it wasn't enough to beat Swain.
Broxburn's persistence paid off in 82 minutes from a Binnie short corner, Ross crossed the ball
perfectly which GREENHILL headed into the visitors net. This seemed to galvanise the home side
and from a Tranent mistake Ross couldn't capitalise as he tried to find support inside him.
In 87 minutes, Docherty who had been a thorn in Broxburn's side the whole game saw another
well struck shot this time blocked by Nicol. The same player in the following minute was
thwarted by good defending from Wright and Hutchison.
In 93 minutes Knox hit a powerful shot from 25 yards which was well blocked by Wright for a
corner which the visitors made nothng of.
Another tough night for Broxburn against an excellent Tranent side which won't be far away
from honours this season. The home cause was certainly not helped by the defensive injury
situation. A chance comes again at the Albyn on Saturday to get back on track against
Full Time Broxburn Athletic 1 – 3 Tranent Juniors
TRANENT SWAIN ,STEVENSON , MILLER , THOMSON (KNOX 14m) , BAULD , WRINGE (LANDER 67m) , MURPHY (McKENZIE 75m ), DOCHERTY , GREIG (ANDERSON 75m) , WATSON (MUIRHEAD 67M) ,THOMSON ,
SUBS SMITH , JACKSON
REFEREE MR F. BUSHELL . ASSISTANTS MR C.COSTELLO , MR F.ANDERSON .
|July 27, 2021||7:30 pm||East Premier League||2021/22|
|Team||1st Half||2nd Half||Goals|
KO 46 62 65 65 73 81 FT