League Cup Group E – Broxburn Athletic v Fauldhouse United – 26/03/2022
On a glorious spring day at the Albyn Broxburn were looking to continue their undefeated start to their League Cup campaign welcoming Fauldhouse from Conference X. The Brox showed 4 changes from the side which won at Coldstream last week, Wallace replacing Donoghue in goal, Ross Nimmo for Murray, Greenhill for Gillen and Tait for Mair.

Broxburn pressed from the start and a great ball in from the left from Joe Tait put the visitors keeper under pressure but managed to hld on to the ball before the hosts strikers pounced . A couple of minutes later Ross Nimmo down the right cut inside and as the advancing keeper came out he tried to get the ball over him but went over the target as well .

On 5 minutes Tait turned the defence inside out on the left before getting his cross over and Barker headed wide right of the target . Brass had a overhead kick go wide left of the target on 9 minutes .

Ross Nimmo put a great ball in to the box and just as Barker was going to strike the defender took it away from him and cleared the danger for a throw in .

The opening goal came in 20 minutes when a good ball into the box found BRASS who turned and shot into the bottom corner

In the 23rd minute a Nimmo cross found Tait who laid the ball off to Barker whose lob was deflected over and out for a corner.
From the corner Ross Nimmo’s delivery was on the money leaving BRASS to apply a finish from close range to put the Brox 2 up.
Harrison was booked for Broxburn followed by Ross Nimmo.
Nimmo and Newall were combining brilliantly down the right causing the visitors no end of problems Nimmo sent Newall clear but was blocked off by Morgan before he could fashion a shot on goal.
It was almost three in 28 minutes a great ball over the top by Barker saw Ross Nimmo get in behind the defence leaving him one on one he cracked a great shot goalwards from the right but keeper Tobin pulled off a great diving save to his right.
Fauldhouse were playing a very high line and were being picked off at will by the home side, a great through ball from Harrison saw TAIT run on to it and shot the ball into the net to put Broxburn 3 up. Time 33 minutes.
In 37 minutes MacNeil was booked for a reckless challenge on Dan Nimmo.
Broxburn continued to dominate Greenhill playing a great ball down the left which Tait once again got on to but his shot was deflected wide.
The pressure on the visitors continued and from a Brass cutback Nicol and Barker set up TAIT who volleyed the ball past Tobin into the net.
Fauldhouse had rarely been seen as an attacking threat but in 42 minutes they played a neat move down the right and when the ball was rolled to MORGAN he unleashed a great shot from 30 yards into the top corner to pull a goal back.
Broxburn stung by that set back almost increased their lead great work again from Newall sending over a great cross for Barker to head down to Tait whose volley was well saved by Tobin. From the corner Fauldhouse failed to clear and were punished by BRASS who volleyed into the net for a first half hat trick.

Half Time: Broxburn Athletic 5 – 1 Fauldhouse United
Cowley replaced Nicol at half time.
Fauldhouse came out with purpose at the start of the second half Stokes playing a good ball to Moore who advanced a few strides before shooting but his shot was well over the bar.
The visitors continued with their positive start to the half this time Stokes hitting a great shot from 25 yards which Wallace did well to push out for a corner.
In 52 minutes Broxburn Newall played a ball over the top to Tait who struck a great shot but just cleared the bar.
The Brox continued to assert Tait turning provider playing a pass to Greenhill but he rushed his shot which went well over the bar.
In 54 minutes the home side passed up 2 great opportunities Nimmo was the creator down the right putting over a great cross for Tait who scuffed his shot, the ball broke to Cowley who was too deliberate with his effort which Tobin saved.
Chances continued to come and go Nimmo cutting the ball back to Brass but his shot hit the post and bounced to safety.
Broxburn made 2 changes Beagley for Barker and Mair for Dan Nimmo.
In 64 minutes Broxburn were almost caught out by a long ball from Moore which saw 4 players converge on the ball at the edge of the area including keeper Wallace, Smith got a touch to it but not enough to threaten the home goal.
In 65 minutes it should have been six as Beagley played a neat pass to Ross Nimmo but he dragged his shot wide.
Lawani replaced Stokes for Fauldhouse.
Beagley should have got his first Broxburn goal in 69 minutes Mair sliding him in on goal but again the shot was dragged wide of target.
In 73 minutes Byrne replaced Morgan for the Hoose. Scullion was booked for Fauldhouse.
Tait had another chance to get add to his tally hitting a great volley from a Nimmo free kick but his effort was over the bar.
McLay replaced Smith for Fauldhouse.
The visitors to their credit continued to try and go forward and a nice move between Moore making a positive run and pass to MacNeil who slid a great ball to Scullion who got off a shot which forced Wallace into a save.
Lowden was booked for Fauldhouse in 83 minutes.
Broxburn capped a fine performance with a great team goal Nimmo crossing into Brass who held the ball up before laying off for TAIT who fired the ball into the net for a well merited hat trick.
The scoring was completed in 92 minutes Tait brilliantly retrieved the ball at the back post with an overhead kick which BEAGLEY did well to get his head to for his Broxburn goal and the teams 7th on the afternoon.
A comprehensive win for Broxburn which puts them to the top of their league cup group on goal difference. The section completes next Saturday away at Leith Athletic in a top of the section showdown.
Full Time: Broxburn Athletic 7 – 1 Fauldhouse United






Date Time League Season
March 26, 2022 2:30 pm League Cup 2021/22




Club1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Broxburn Athletic527
Fauldhouse United101

Broxburn Athletic

Gordon Donaldson Defender
Christopher Townsley Defender
Shaun Harrison Defender 26'
Shaun Donoghue Goalkeeper
Connor Wallace Goalkeeper
Ross Nimmo Midfielder 27'
JOE TAIT Midfielder 33', 40', 85'
Craig Newall Defender
Michael Beagley Defender 90'
Andrew Mair Defender
Greg Nicol Midfielder
David Greenhill Midfielder
Tom Cowley Midfielder
Gary Brass Forward 18', 24', 44'
Daniel Nimmo Defender
Yellow Cards
Red Cards

KO 18 24 26 27 33 40 44 45 62 63 85 90 FT

League Table

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



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