BROXBURN ATHLETIC 4 LOCKE 2 , DONALDSON , BINNIE
Tynecastle Jackson , Grant , E. Greig , Ferguson , D.Greig (Leslie 79m) , Langdale , Stevenson , O’Brien (Hopkinson 68m) , Jo.Smith (Cameron 61m) , Brady , Barfoot
subs not used Ja.Smith , Mitchell .
Referee Mr.M.Harris , Assistants Mr. S.Robertson ,Mr. A.Brown
Broxburn almost made the dream start in only three minutes when a Scott Richards shot struck a defenders arm and the referee had no doubt it was hand to ball and awarded the penalty .Scott Richards lined up and his effort struck the post and was cleared from the danger zone . Daniel Greig put a good ball across the box but there were no takers for the visitors and the ball went out for a bye kick . Nicholas Locke saw an effort cleared for a corner after 11 minutes with good build up play on the right . Jordan Smith thought he would try an effort from 30 yards out but the ball sailed over the bar and never troubled Connor Wallace in the home goal . Just before the half hour mark a great move sent Jack Beesley clear but the ball through to him was just too strong as it ran away from him . Tynecastle thought they had scored when a ball into the box was saved by Wallace and when it broke to the visitors attack Wallace again scooped the ball of the line and the defenders cleared the danger .Two minutes later on 39 minutes a corner into the box was met by the head of Jordan Smith but his effort went just over the bar . With five minutes remaining of the first half a great run by Binnie down the left before he switched to Locke who saw his effort deflected for a corner . Andrew Gillen created two chances for team mates in the dying minutes when , firstly his ball in to Richards saw the later’s effort blocked and cleared and then in the last minute his ball in to Binnie was just too high for him to get his head on to .
The game burst into life five minutes into the second half when Greg Binnie sent a ball into the box it was met at the back post by GORDON DONALDSON who headed into the top left hand corner . Three minutes later Wallace had to look lively as Ryan Stevenson put a ball across his box that the keeper gathered before any Tynecastle forwards got there . On the hour mark Jack Beesley sent a thirty yard free kick towards the goals and saw it crash off the bar and away . Half way through the half Michael Barfoot for the visitors made room for a shot 30 yards out that went high over the target . Gordon Donaldson made a good move before cutting the ball across the box but no one could turn the ball into the net . Locke shot over the bar narrowly with eleven minutes remaining. The tie was effectively over shortly after as Beesley received the ball from Conor Kelly wide right and he slipped it to NICHOLAS LOCKE who hammered the ball home . A minute later Locke turned and shot and Murray Jackson tipped the ball over for a corner . Conor Kelly will be annoyed at his effort on 83 minutes after receiving the ball from Cameron Ross he miss hit the ball straight at the keeper giving him no trouble at all.
The third goal did come when Greg Binnie put a great ball In to CONOR KELLY who scored from the right hand side of the box . NICHOLAS LOCKE got his second and his side’s fourth when Beesley passed to him over thirty yards out and he sent a rocket past Murray Jackson in the visitor’s goal .In the last minute Cameron Ross sent Greg Binnie free one on one with the keeper and as the keeper came out Greg hit it past his right hand side but the ball agonisingly hit the right hand post and the defence got back to clear . A comfortable win in the end and a boost going into the William Hill Scottish cup next week at Girvan .
|August 24, 2019
|South Challenge Cup
KO 50 61 71 78 82 84 88 FT