Broxburn Athletic v Blackburn United





Blackburn United   King , Dargo (McDowell 40m), Devine ( Hutton 61m) , Mildren ,Herriot , Williamson (Mungall 66m) , Bain , Young , Downie , Hepburn , Wright  sub Sinnett

crowd approx. 180

Referee  Mr G.Calder    assistants  Mr D.Cormack   , Miss E.Hinget

A better than average game expected today with a lot at stake for both clubs .It was on three minutes when good play down the left set up Nicholas Locke who sent his effort wide of the right hand post . Three minutes later Ross Nimmo sent in a dangerous ball to the six yard box but the visiting defence cleared . It was Blackburn   who took the lead on 13 minutes when a long ball out the box bounced with Craig Purves and JORDAN BAIN going for the ball with the Blackburn player getting on the end of it in the box before lifting the ball over Paul Grant in the hosts goal . The lead only lasted four minutes when Broxburn gained a corner and when Beasley sent it into the box from the right CHRISTOPHER TOWNSLEY got his head to it to head home . Alexander Miller sent a good effort over on twenty minutes .A minute later Conor Kelly worked well down the right before firing over a cross into the box but failed to find any of his team mates . Ross Nimmo fired in a free kick from twenty five yards out  but Gavin King turned the effort round his right hand post for a corner . Miller made a good run down the right and along the bye line before shooting from a tight angle that King smothered at his near post just after the half hour mark  . Almost imeadietly   at the other end a ball into the box from Downie found Scott Wright who carved out an opening but put his shot just wide of the left hand post . Broxburn took the lead on 36 minutes when Greg Binnie got to the bye line on the right before crossing into box for ALEXANDER MILLER  to turn home .

Blackburn came out in determined fashion and two minutes into the half Scott Wright got down the right before cutting along the bye line and his shot come cross was deflected for a corner . On 51 minutes Craig young tried to curl one in from the right hand side but it went well past the left hand post .Miller sent a ball into Binnie on 56 minutes but the defence stepped in to clear for a shy .  With just over an hour on the clock a Ross Nimmo free kick into box broke out to Jack Beasley who’s shot was cleared  as far as Shaun Harrison who in turn fired over the bar . Broxburn were awarded a penalty in 70 minutes after Kelly was impeded going for the ball in the six yard box . CONOR KELLY stepped up to the spot and fired home giving King no chance . Scott Wright received a ball out wide right before slipping past Gordon Donaldson and firing in a shot that Paul Grant did well to turn away for a corner .Blackburn got back in it on 70 minutes when Craig Purves tugged Jordan Bain to the ground as he made his way along the bye line into the box and DARREN DOWNIE scored from the spot . With only two minutes left of normal time and Blackburn still in the game CONOR KELLY  got space just outside the box before firing home an unstoppable shot  to give his side a two goal cushion . going into injury time and Ross Nimmo forced a good save from Gavin King . The game was put beyond all doubt two minutes into injury time when a ball cleared out the box was played back in CHRISTOPHER TOWNSLEY got a glancing header towards goal that seemed to spin on the surface sending the keeper the wrong way and nestling into the net  .5-2 the final score but a much tighter game in reality three good points and our unbeaten record goes on .


Date Time League Season
September 8, 2018 2:30 pm East of Scotland 'C' 2018/19




Club1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Broxburn Athletic235
Blackburn Utd112

Broxburn Athletic

Gordon Donaldson Defender
Jack Beesley Midfielder
Christopher Townsley Defender
Shaun Donoghue Goalkeeper
Connor Wallace Goalkeeper
Craig Purves Defender
Nicholas Locke Midfielder
Scott Richards Midfielder
Alexander Miller Forward
Ross Nimmo Midfielder
Nathan Donnelly Kay Midfielder
Shaun Harrison Defender
Conor Kelly Forward
Greg Binnie Forward
Daniel Duncan Midfielder
Paul Grant Goalkeeper
Yellow Cards
Red Cards

KO 75 88 FT

League Table

1Broxburn Athletic3074
2Musselburgh Athletic3063
3Jeanfield Swifts3060
4Dunbar United3056
5Hutchieson Vale3055
6Sauchie Juniors3054
7Hill of Beath3050
8Haddington Athletic3044



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