BROXBURN ATHLETIC V HILL OF BEATH HAWTHORN

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Attendance 320

BROXBURN ATHLETIC VS HILL OF BEATH
We returned home to Albyn Park today with an important league fixture with Fife side Hill of Beath Hawthorn.
Hill Of Beath lie in 7th place in the EOSFL Premier Division. They are three points ahead of local rivals Dundonald Bluebell who have three games in hand over them. In their last fixture, they lost at home to local rivals Crossgate Primrose 3-2 at Keirs Park on the 19th of March.
Broxburn make 4 changes to the side that beat Leith in the League cup on the 30th of March. In come Andy Black, Errol Douglas, Ross Nimmo & Marky Munro. They replace Kieran Moyles, Conor Thomson, Bryan Mwangi & Captain Nick Locke who is suspended today.

Broxburn are in their traditional kits, Red and white strips, white shorts, and red and white socks. They start with a 4-4-2 formation.
Hill of Beath are in all black kits and start with a 4-3-3 formation.

The teams have a well observed minutes silence for ex player and secretary Frank ‘Donzo’ Donachie who passed away during the week. We pass our thoughts and condolences to his family.

Broxburn are first to threaten in the 1st minute. A teasing Ross Nimmo cross is headed wide for a corner by Michael Watt.
On 12 minutes, Hill of Beath’s Jordon Tosh has a shot just wide of target.
Not much action so far in the game, been a stop start affair with plenty of fouls.

Big chance for Hill of Beath on 29 minutes, Daniel Watt’s ball over finds Stuart Love who shoots wide from close range.
Chance for Broxburn on 30 minutes. Good cross by Ross Nimmo finds Gary Brass whose header is just wide of target.
On 33 minutes, another dangerous cross by Ross Nimmo finds Brass again. The Broxburn forward’s header is blocked on the line by Hawthorn’s Calum Runciman, but referee Hogarth blew for a Hill of Beath free kick, deeming he was fouling the defender when he header the ball.
Ali Jones is booked on 33 minutes for what looked like a strong but fair challenge.
Hill of Beath come close again on 37 minutes. Johnny Galloway’s volley is just wide.
On 44 minutes, Greg Page sees a straight red card. Hill Of Beath’s Daniel Watt capitalises on a mistake by Page and the Broxburn defender fouls and is the last man. Referee Hogarth has no hesitation and instantly flashes a red card.
SUBSTITUTION BROXBURN (45 Minutes)
ON- Marcus Miller
OFF-Callum Heath

HALF TIME (0-0)
On 55 minutes, A long ball is held up in the wind, Hill of Beath keeper Blair Penman and Gary Brass both go for the ball, Brass beats Penman to it and toe pokes the ball but unfortunately his effort is just wide of the left-hand post.
On 56 minutes, a shot by Hill of Beath’s Jordan Tosh is just wide of target.

Yellow card for Ross Nimmo on 58 minutes for a foul right at the Broxburn dugout.
SUBSTITUTIONS BROXBURN (61 Minutes played)
ON-Bryan Mwangi & Ben Davidson
OFF- Andrew Black & Ali Jones

Chance of the match for Broxburn so far on 66 minutes. A mistake by Hill of Beath’s Daniel Baur lets in Errol Douglas, the Broxburn number 9 runs into the area and his effort is well blocked by Hill of Beath keeper Blair Penman.

GOAL! Hill of Beath break forward in numbers. Ball is worked to Jordan Tosh who slots it home into the left corner past Bob Watt.
BROXBURN ATHLETIC 0
HILL OF BEATH 1 (Tosh-67 Minutes)

GOAL! Equaliser Broxburn. Ross Nimmo crosses from the right and finds Errol Douglas who slots home at the back post. 1-1
BROXBURN ATHLETIC 1 (Errol Douglas-73 Minutes)
HILL OF BEATH 1
Booking for Lewis Turner for a foul on 74 minutes.
Chance for Bryan Mwangi is well blocked by Hill Of Beath defender Watt.

SUBSTITUTION BROXBURN (78 Minutes)
ON-Darren Downie
OFF-Gary Brass

Huge chance for Broxburn on 87 minutes. Errol Douglas finds Ross Nimmo In space. His initial shot is saved and comes back to him, his second shot is saved again by Hill of Beath keeper Penman who was having a great game.
On 90 minutes, Ben Davidson is booked for a foul.
Broxburn had a late surge for a winner but Hill of Beath stood up to it well, as the match ended a draw. As news filtered round the Albyn that Musselburgh have lost to Kinnoull. Next up it’s a huge match against Dunbar United on Tuesday Night away from home. Hopefully the boys are backed with a big Brox support.

BROXBURN ATHLETIC 1 (Errol Douglas)
HILL OF BEATH 1

MATCH OFFICIALS
REFEREE- Mr Hogarth
ASSISTANTS-Mr Robertson & Mr Janowiec

Details

Date Time League Season
April 13, 2024 2:30 pm East Premier League 2023/24 2023/24

Venue

Home

Result

Club1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Broxburn Athletic011
Hill of Beath011

Broxburn Athletic

Marcus Miller Defender
Shaun Donoghue Goalkeeper
Ross Nimmo Midfielder 58'
Darren Downie Forward
Gary Brass Forward 41'
Errol Douglas Forward 73'
Calum Bremner Midfielder
Calum Heath Midfielder
Robert Watt Goalkeeper
Greg Page Defender 45'
Ben Davidson Midfielder 90'
Lewis Turner Midfielder 75'
Marky Munro Defender 33'
Kieran Moyles
Steven Anderson Defender
Andrew Black
Alassan Jones 34'
Bryan Mwangi
Goals
1
1
Assists
0
0
Yellow Cards
6
4
Red Cards
1
0

KO KO 33 34 41 45 45 45 58 58 61 61 66 70 71 73 73 75 78 79 79 90 FT

League Table

PosClubPPts
1Broxburn Athletic2971
2Musselburgh Athletic2963
3Jeanfield Swifts2856
4Hutchieson Vale2955
5Dunbar United2853
6Sauchie Juniors2951
7Hill of Beath2944
8Haddington Athletic2943

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