BROXBURN ATHLETIC V HADDINGTON ATH

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Broxburn Athletic vs Haddington Athletic

After back-to-back postponements, It was back to league action for us on Saturday as we hosted Haddington Athletic at Albyn Park.

Haddington Athletic won promotion to the Premier Division after winning the First Division Conference A in the 21/22 season. In season 22/23 they finished a respectable 7th place in the EOSFL Premier Division. This season, so far, the club have had a good start and currently sit 7th in the table. In the reverse fixture back in October, we carved out a hard 1-0 win and it was noticeable how good a footballing side Haddington are. They were very unlucky not to take anything from that game. In their last fixture, they defeated Kinnoull at home 5-0 on Saturday the 9th of December.

Broxburn make 2 changes from the Bo’ness Athletic game in the East of Scotland Qualifying Cup. In come Marcus Millar and new signing Jason Jarvis who has joined the club on loan from Bonnyrigg Rose. They replace Lewis Campbell and Callum Heath.

The teams emerge from the tunnel to windy conditions.

Broxburn are in their Traditional strips. Red and white shirts, white shorts, and red and white socks. The start with a 4-4-2 diamond shape.

Haddington are in light blue strips, grey shorts, and light blue socks. They start with a 4-3-3 shape.

Broxburn nearly take the lead in the 1st minute. Nick Locke wins possession high up the park, He finds Gary Brass who plays a good ball to Errol Douglas, who’s shot is well saved by Haddington keeper Campbell McLellan.

On the 7th minute, Haddington Athletic counter on a sloppy Broxburn pass. Robbie Peffers has a chance and just as he is about to pull the trigger, Greg Page makes an excellent sliding challenge.

First booking of the match comes in 12 minutes. Haddington’s Lucas McGarry is booked for a foul on Nick Locke.

On 21 minutes, Marcus Millar puts in a good cross for new boy Jason Jarvis, his header is right at Mclellan.

There isn’t much between the teams so far. Haddington look a danger on the counterattack.

Well worked move by Broxburn Athletic. Jason Jarvis finds Marcus Millar out wide left. His cross is cleared by Haddington’s Keir Russell.

Best chance for Haddington so far came on 31 minutes. A Guy McGarry shot is pushed wide by Bob Watt. From the resulting corner Guy McGarry’s header smacks the bar and comes back to Arran Ponton who’s shot hits off Kieran Moyles. The Haddington supporters and coaches were convinced it hit an arm, but the referee waved play on.

A good cross from Gabri Auriemma is well defended by Marky Munro, who gets his body Infront of the Haddington striker and draws the

foul. It’s been a great 10-minute spell from the visitors as they push for the lead.

On 37 minutes, Lewis Turner delivers a good cross that is headed on to Nick Locke whose shot is well saved by Haddington keeper Campbell McLellan.

Haddington’s Robbie Peffers skips past 3 Broxburn defenders. He takes a bad touch and Bob Watt bravely catches the ball down low, as both players collide and are down injured. Fortunately, they both recover and continue.

Good cross by Nick Locke on 40 minutes. His cross is spilled by Campbell McLellan, Brass tries to get to the loose ball, but McLellan gets there first.

HALF TIME (0-0)

Yellow Card on 47 minutes for Haddington’s Robbie Peffers for a foul on Lewis Turner.

Great delivery by Callum Bremner on the left but Gary Brass can’t get on to it.

Stoppage in play as Marky Munro is down injured. His day is done. Here is hoping it’s not serious.

SUBSTITUTE BROXBURN (60 minutes)

ON-Andy Gillen

OFF-Marky Munro

On 62 minutes, Errol Douglas is yellow carded for dissent.

Some effort on 65 minutes from Haddington’s Corey Robertson his 25-yard strike is narrowly over the bar.

Gary Brass plays in Nick Locke but Haddington defender Nick Aitchison makes a great challenge to save the visitors. Haddington soon after hit the bar, but the far side linesman raised a late offside flag.

SUBSTITUTION’S BROXBURN

ON-Darren Downie & Callum Heath

OFF-Errol Douglas & Callum Bremner

Haddington’s Gabriel Aubriemma is booked for a foul on 72 minutes

Broxburn appeal for a penalty as Gary Brass looks to be pushed in the box. Referee is having none of it though.

On 79 minutes, Haddington are reduced to ten men. Gabriel Aubriemma sees a second yellow for a foul on Lewis Turner.

Andy Gillen delivers a deep cross that finds Callum Heath. His shot was well saved by Campbell Mclellan.

SUB BROXBURN (83 minutes)

ON-Ross Nimmo

OFF-Jason Jarvis

Fair play to Haddington. They have played well since the sending off and still look a threat on the counter. It’s been end to end stuff in the last ten minutes.

On 85 minutes, Ross Nimmo delivers a good cross into the box that Marcus Millar heads over.

Big chance for Darren Downie right at the death. He takes a good touch and drags his shot wide of the right-hand post.

Full time whistle was blown, and Haddington were happy with their draw and Broxburn gutted not to add more points on to our lead at the top. With Jeanfield Swifts losing, we go six ahead with Jeanfield having a game in hand.

FULL TIME

BROXBURN ATHLETIC 0

HADDINGTON ATHLETIC 0

MATCH OFFICIALS

REFEREE- Mr Duff

ASSISTANTS- Mr Higgins & Mr Buchanan

Details

Date Time League Season
December 16, 2023 2:30 pm East Premier League 2023/24 2023/24

Venue

Home

Result

Club1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Broxburn Athletic000
Haddington Athletic000

Broxburn Athletic

Marcus Miller Defender
Nicholas Locke Midfielder
Ross Nimmo Midfielder
Darren Downie Forward
Andrew Gillen Defender
Gary Brass Forward
Jason Jarvis Midfielder
Joe McQuire Goalkeeper
Errol Douglas Forward 62'
Calum Bremner Midfielder
Calum Heath Midfielder
Robert Watt Goalkeeper
Greg Page Defender
Ben Davidson Midfielder
Lewis Turner Midfielder
Marky Munro Defender
Conor Thomson
Kieran Moyles
Goals
0
0
Assists
0
0
Yellow Cards
1
4
Red Cards
0
1

KO KO 12 48 48 60 62 74 74 78 80 85 90 FT

League Table

PosClubPPts
1Broxburn Athletic2561
2Musselburgh Athletic2451
3Hutchieson Vale2749
4Jeanfield Swifts2346
5Dunbar United2344
6Sauchie Juniors2542
7Hill of Beath2538
8Haddington Athletic2637

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