BROXBURN ATHLETIC 4 DONALDSON , MURRAY , SCOTT , ANDERSON
BROUGHTY ATHLETIC 0
Broughty Athletic Sinclair , McCunnie , Blair , Hay , Smith ( Liversedge 61m) , Suttie , Clark , Winter , Milne(Robertson 71m) , Kesson , McWalter (McConachie 83m) ,subs McNaughton , McCartney
Referee Mr D.Smith assistants Mr K. Kennedy , Mr L.McGarry
Broughty created the first opportunity of the match when Kevin Milne was set up but a fine tackle by Chris Townsley thwarted the attempt at goal . A minute later at the other end Nicholas Locke got down the right before shooting over the bar . Locke got down the right again on eleven minutes and his ball into the box was turned behind for a corner .From the corner Alexander Miller headed over the bar . Three minutes later a Locke shot saw the keeper push the ball round the post for a corner .when the corner came in Alexander Miller had a free header 8 yards out but it sailed high and wide . Andrew Gillen hit a ball into the box and the defender almost put the ball past his own keeper trying to clear it . The opening goal came half way through the half when Kieran Anderson lobbed a free kick into the box from the left hand side twenty five yards out it bounced untouched through the defence where GORDON DONALDSON had run through and guided the ball into the net . On twenty five minutes a Donaldson free kick deep wide left in his own half was cut out by Derryn Kesson who ran forward unchallenged before getting his shot away from the edge of the box but saw it go a foot wide of the right hand post . After half an hour Milne laid the ball back from inside the opposition box to Brian Clark on the edge of the box but he shot well over the bar .
Just before the hour mark Scott Richards laid the ball back to Locke who shot over the bar . Broughty had a good break away on the hour mark when 3 on 3 they laid the ball of to Jamie Winter who shot wildly past and the chance was gone .that was to cost the visitors a minute later when Anderson caught a long through ball to the right hand side of the goals he cut it across the six yard box where ALEXANDER MURRAY came storming in to fire home giving the keeper no chance .Donaldson tried a shot from thirty yards out but the keeper saved easily on 63 minutes . On 66 minutes Milne snatched at chance from a poor touch from Townsley on the edge of the box but shot over . A couple of minutes later Milne saw Connor Wallace pull of a fine save from a powerful shot . Substitute Christopher Liversedge fired a ball across the box from the left hand side but there were no takers and the ball went past the right hand post for a bye kick . Seventy one minutes gone and a throw in to Anderson saw him make space before firing in a shot that John Sinclair could only parry into the path of Alexander Murray but the striker shot high as he snatched at the opportunity . Andrew Gillen kept Broxburn’s clean sheet record intact when clearing of the line after a hopeful ball into the box looped high over everyone before Gillen cleared . The third goal came with a bizarre penalty, with Alexander Miller chasing a ball into the box the keeper hadcome of his line to gather the ball comfortably but for some reason Ryan Suttie decided to foul Miller as he got in the box and the penalty was awarded, CRAIG SCOTT stepped up to the spot and almost took the net off giving the keeper no chance . Alexander Murray set up Alexander Miller with a minute left on the clock but his strike partner shot just wide . The last piece of action saw a piece of sublime football when KIERAN ANDERSON got the ball on the left hand side of the penalty box two defenders tried to get the ball off him as he got close to the bye line he dummied both of them leaving them behind before firing an unstoppable shot past Sinclair to finish the game as the referee blew the final whistle as soon as brought restarted the game . That’s another clean sheet and four more goals which can only be described as impressive .Not the best game in recent weeks a dour affair at times but to come through it unscathed is good news .