Broxburn Athletic v Bonnyrigg Rose





Bonnyrigg Rose  B.Young , Brett , Martynuik , K.Young , Hoskins , Turner ,                           Stewart ( McGachie 56m) , Lough (Andrews 25m) , Currie , Gray (Murrell 56m) SUBS  Nelson , Swanson

Referee Mr C. Wilson   Assistants Mr M.Addy ,Mr D. MacKinnon

attendance 956

In what was going to be a tense afternoon it was Broxburn’s Conor Kelly who had the Visitors keeper Bryan Young called into action on 4 minutes . Kerr Young tried an effort for the visitors a minute later that went wide left of the target . On 17 minutes Conor Kelly got down the right before firing  a good ball into the box that was cleared for a corner .The corner came in and was cleared out to Craig Scott on the edge of the box and he saw his shot saved by Young . Alexander Miller made a good run down the right hands side and put a ball in for Kelly who’s shot was saved and the ball broke  back out to Ross Nimmo who fired a shot well over . The game exploded a minute later when Miller was running through after a ball and Bryan Young came out to challenge him on the edge of the box and was adjudged to have handled the ball outside his box and was red carded .Bonnyrigg brought on Michael Andrews for Keith Lough .From the free kick Locke fired a shot but was blocked it broke to Nimmo who’s shot was also blocked before finally falling to GORDON DONALDSON who fired it past a crowded box into the net .Broxburn went two nil  up on 38 minutes when ROSS NIMMO fired a rocket into the net giving Young no chance .Locke and Scott both had shots in the last five minutes of the half that missed the target .

The ten men took the game to Broxburn in the second half and Lewis turner saw a shot go wide left on 57 minutes . Two minutes later a ball into the box saw Craig Purves clear of the line and away for a corner . Aaron Murrel saw a header go just wide left . Nimmo made a good run into the box before firing a shot wide left from the right hand side of the box . Turner shot over the bar on 68 minutes .With 20 minutes remaining Bonnyrigg got back in the game when DEAN HOSKINS sent a shot past Wallace into the top corner from the left . There were ten minutes left when a corner into the box was met by the head of Hoskins but his effort came off the bar . Bonnyrig got the scorline they needed to win the championship with 4 minutes remaining when AARON MUREL fired home from just inside the box  to the delight of the Bonnyrigg faithful .Broxburn almost snatched the title back with a minute left when Michael Linton put a through ball out left to Gordon Donaldson he got inside the box but pulled his shot past the far right post . Broxburn were pushing for the winner and sent Conor Wallace up for a corner in the last minute but when it broke down Bonnyrigg broke up the other end and the ball was played into LEWIS TURNER who rolled the ball into the unguarded net to seal the victory . That was the last action of the game and Bonnyrigg were crowned champions .We can be proud of our season so far and with Tranent next Saturday we can go on to win silverware in the king cup .


Date Time League Season
May 4, 2019 2:30 pm East of Scotland 'C' 2018/19




Club1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Broxburn Athletic202
Bonnyrigg Rose033

Broxburn Athletic

Dominico Gibson Midfielder
Michael Linton Midfielder
Gordon Donaldson Defender
Jack Beesley Midfielder
Christopher Townsley Defender
Shaun Donoghue Goalkeeper
Connor Wallace Goalkeeper
Craig Purves Defender
Nicholas Locke Midfielder
Craig Scott Midfielder
Scott Richards Midfielder
Alexander Miller Forward
Ross Nimmo Midfielder
Andrew Gillen Defender
Shaun Harrison Defender
Conor Kelly Forward
Greg Binnie Forward
Cameron Ross Midfielder
Yellow Cards
Red Cards

KO 65 70 78 FT

League Table

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



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