Broxburn Athletic vs Buckie Thistle
Today was the day we have looked forward to for weeks, the Scottish Cup Third Round fixture against Highland League side Buckie Thistle.
Buckie Thistle come down the road in good form. They lie third in the Highland League after 11 games. Winning 9, drawing 1 and losing 1. In their last fixture, they defeated Wick Academy 5-2 at Victoria Park.
Broxburn Athletic have reached this stage with two wins over Highland league opposition. Beforehand, they beat Dundee based Lochee United at the Albyn 3-0 in the Preliminary Round 2. They then beat Nairn County 2-1 at the Albyn at Round 1 and beat Deveronvale 1-0 in Round 2 up in Banff.
Buckie Thistle beat Tayport 4-0 in Round 1 at The Cannipairt in Fife. They then defeated fellow Highland League side Forres Mechanics 1-0 at Mosset Park in round 2.
Broxburn make 1 change from the team that beat Auchinleck Talbot in the South of Scotland Challenge Cup 4th round last weekend. Captain Nick Locke comes in for Conor Thomson.
A very busy and noisy Albyn Park greets the two sets of players as they emerge from the dressing room.
Broxburn are in their traditional home strips. Red & White shirts, white shorts, and red and white socks and are starting with a 4-3-1-2
Buckie Thistle are in all yellow and playing a 3-5-2 formation.
The visitors are the first to threaten on four minutes. Dale Wood’s shot is right at Bob Watt.
Five minutes in and Broxburn are awarded a free kick on the right. Lewis Turner takes it, and his shot is right at Buckie keeper Stuart Knight. Ball is like a hot tattie in the early stages as both teams seem uncomfortable in possession.
Good through ball by Lewis Turner who finds Errol Douglas, the big man is in on goal, but the stand side linesman put his flag up. Looked onside from our viewpoint. A minute later Lewis Turner is played in, and the same linesman put his flag up. Another close call.
Gary Brass heads down to Nick Locke who has space on the right, but the Broxburn captain miss kicked his shot and Buckie have a goal kick.
On the 17th minute we have the games first booking. Buckie’s Scott Adams see’s yellow for a foul on Lewis Turner.
Buckie have a free kick in a central position. Lewis Mackinnon takes it, and it hits the wall. Referee Soutar gives a foul as he judges it hits the arm of Lewis Turner. He books the Broxburn midfielder. The resulting free kick hits the wall again and Broxburn clear.
RED CARD! On the 23rd minute. Buckie are reduced to ten men. Scott Adams gets a second yellow for another foul on Lewis Turner after receiving his first booking only five minutes earlier.
Chance for Buckie. Jack Maciver’s shot is saved by Broxburn keeper Bob Watt. Marky Munro gets down the byline over on the right. He delivers an excellent cross but no one in a Broxburn shirt gambled and Buckie had a goal kick.
Buckie still look comfortable with the ten men. Still having a lot of the ball. Josh Peters finds Max Perry who shoots way over the bar for the visitors.
Lewis Turner has an effort from over on the right that lands on top of the net.
Best chance of the match so far comes on 44 minutes for Buckie. Jack Murray wins a header at the back post and his effort is just wide.
Marky Munro is free again down the right, His cross in is behind Errol Douglas. The big man gets something on the ball, it goes high in the air and is caught by Buckie keeper Stuart Knight.
The half time whistle is blown and as the players and coaches leave the park, referee Soutar shows a red card to Broxburn coach Billy McPhee for an altercation with the Buckie coach.
HALF TIME (0-0)
Broxburn are the first to threaten in the second half. Marky Munro’s cross deflects high into the air. Danger cleared by the Buckie number 4.
Errol Douglas delivers a great ball through for Marcus Millar who miss kicks his shot wide. Jack MacIver shoots way over the bar for Buckie.
Big shouts for a penalty on 68 minutes, Lewis Turner’s cross seems to hit the hand of Buckie’s number 3 Darryl McHardy. But referee Soutar was having none of it and waved play on.
SUB BROXBURN (70 MINUTES) ON-Conor Thomson OFF-Ben Davidson
Lewis Turner finds Errol Douglas out wide right. He delivers a good ball in but no takers in Red and White.
Buckie’s Darryl McHardy is booked for time wasting while taking a throw in over next to the stand.
Shot by Max Berry is just wide of target for the visitors on 73 minutes. Slack play by Marky Munro. He gives away possession, gifting the ball away to Cohen Ramsay who plays in Josh Peters, the Buckie striker puts it wide of target.
GOAL! Broxburn take the lead. Marky Munro plays a great ball over for Errol Douglas. The big man is free at the back post and makes no mistake and scores low into the net.
BROXBURN ATHLETIC 1 (Douglas 81 minutes) BUCKIE THISTLE 0
Buckie push everything forward for an equaliser. And Broxburn nearly catch them on the break. Lewis Turner finds Errol Douglas who stays onside. His chip is just over the bar, and it remains 1-0 Broxburn.
Buckie hit the post, and Broxburn fly forward on the brake. 4 players are through with just the keeper to beat. Errol Douglas takes a bad touch and keeper Stuart Knight comes out and clears.
Broxburn are down to ten men for a short period as Greg Page comes off for medical treatment after a head collision with Lewis Mackinnon who also needs treatment. Broxburn brake break again. Callum Bremner is through but unfortunately slips.
Greg Page clears off the line as Buckie keep pushing for a late equaliser. Free kick by Lewis Mackinnon is way over the bar. Conor Thomson also sky’s skies a chance for Broxburn.
GOAL! Heartbreak for Broxburn as Buckie equalise in 97 minutes. Ball in finds Daryll McHardy who finds the bottom corner. Broxburn kick off and referee Soutar blows for full time.
BROXBURN ATHLETIC 1 BUCKIE THISTLE 1 (McHardy 97)
FULL TIME (1-1)
EXTRA TIME (1ST HALF)
SUBSTITUTION BROXBURN ON- Ross Nimmo OFF-Calum Bremner
Shot by the Buckie number 5 Lewis Mackinnon from inside his own half nearly catches Bob Watt out but he catches the ball.
Nick Locke is free on the right, his shot skiffs the bar on its way over.
EXYTRA TIME (2ND HALF)
Ross Nimmo plays in Lewis Turner whose effort is wide. Nimmo then skins 2 Buckie players and then takes too much time on the ball and loses possession. He then had a chip just over the bar.
Gary Brass has a shot that hits the post, deflects off Buckie keeper Stuart Knight and goes for the corner.
GOAL! Broxburn have the lead again. Free kick by Lewis Turner, catches out Buckie keeper Stuart Knight and is in the left corner of the net. Albyn Park is rocking, as turner Turner and the players celebrate Infront in front of the full stand.
BROXBURN ATHLETIC 2 (Turner 118) BUCKIE THISTLE 1
SUBSTITUTION BROXBURN ON-Greg Binnie OFF-Nick Locke
Buckie are throwing the kitchen sink for an equaliser. Marcus Goodwall strikes from distance smacks the bar. On the rebound Josh Parker hits the post, but Broxburn survive.
GOAL! Keeper Stuart Knight joins the attack. He wins the header FROM from a corner and finds Josh Peters who heads home for another late equaliser.
BROXBURN ATHLETIC 2
BUCKIE THISTLE 2 (Peters 124)
Full time (2-2)
Jack Murray- SCORES
Josh Peters -SCORES
BROXBURN ATHLETIC 2 (Douglas, Turner)
BUCKIE THISTLE 2 ( McHardy,Peters,)
BUCKIE WIN 5-4 ON PENALTIES
REFEREE- Mr G SOUTAR
ASSISTANTS- MR B CHRISTIE & MR K. SPALONEY
|November 25, 2023||3:00 pm||Scottish Cup||2023/24|
|Club||1st Half||2nd Half||Goals|
|Broxburn Athletic||0||1 (2)||2 extra time|
|Buckie Thistle||0||1 (2)||2 5-4 pens|
KO KO 18 20 23 23 71 81 90 90 119 120 120 FT