East Of Scotland Premier League: Broxburn Athletic v Hill Of Beath Hawthorn – 14 January 2023

 Broxburn were looking to get back on track at the Albyn after 2 league losses in a row to Blackburn United and Linlithgow Rose respectively with Hill Of Beath Hawthorn as visitors.

There were 3 changes in the starting line up R.Nimmo, Downie and Clark replacing Wright, Douglas and G. Donaldson.

Hill of Beath hadn’t been in action since winning 2-1 at Dundonald Bluebell on 3rd December last year.

Conditions were difficult with wind and rain greeting the players. Both teams struggled to string anything together in the opening stages.

In the 5th minute Gillen was fouled by Baur around 22 yards from goal on the right. R.Nimmo took the kick which was dangerous and well punched clear by visiting keeper Hall.

Two minutes later and Payne did well for the Haws on the left getting to the bye line but his attempted cutback was well defended by B.Donaldson. From the corner taken by Kellichan, Brass headed clear for the Brox.

In 21 minutes the first decent opening fell to Broxburn Orru did well down the left and slipped the ball to Downie who got a shot off which was blocked, rebounded to Gillen who shot high and wide to the left.

There was a foul on Clark in 23 minutes 25 yards from goal on the left which Greenhill took the free kick from with Fleming heading out for a corner. Greenhill took the corner which was partially cleared to Harrison who tried an overhead kick but his effort went well over the bar.

Broxburn continued to make half chances from a long McConnelll throw Brass found Gillen but his shot was high and wide.

Greenhill was booked on the half hour.

In 33 minutes a high ball in from Leishman in the conditions was a tricky one for Blair who kept his eye on the ball and claimed well.

Then in Broxburn’s next attack the best chance of the game Orru again was prominent playing in a great cross from the left Downie then pushed the ball out to R.Nimmo who with the goal at his mercy from the right sliced his shot wide.

The visitors then fashioned their own chance with Payne seemingly set to score B.Donaldson put in a great tackle to prevent what seemed a certain goal.

Right on half time Brass got in the clear on the half way line made good ground before passing to Downie but his shot was blocked and cleared.

HALF TIME: Broxburn Athletic 0– 0 Hill Of Beath Hawthorn

In 46 minutes Gillen was fouled on the right R.Nimmo took the free kick but his kick was very deep which Clark couldn’t make anything of.

Adamson played a good ball into the box but Blair was alert to the danger and dived to save.

In 49 minutes the deadlock was broken Brass sent R.Nimmo awy on the right, Brass advanced into the penalty area where R.Nimmo found him again BRASS steadied himself and fired low into the net past Hall.

Three minutes later and a good deep cross from R.Nimmo from the right B.Donaldson won his header at the back post but couldn’t direct his effort on target.

The Brox almost made in two on 55 minutes Downie played through but his shot was well saved by Hall. Greenhill’s resulting corner blew out of play over the bar.

In 59 minutes the visitors went close Galloway hitting a left foot shot which only just went past the right hand post.

Douglas replaced Downie on the hour.

Fleming had to leave the field for some attention.

In 62 minutes Payne did well down the left to win a corner. ADAMSON took the corner which was caught by the wind and swirled into the net despite Blair’s best efforts to keep it out. Time 63 minutes.

The visitors were having their best spell Adamson had another opportunity from a corner which he played in but this time B.Donaldson cleared.

Leishman was booked for a foul on Orru in 65 minutes.

In 72 minutes Greenhill played a lovely down the wing for R.Nimmo to chase where he won a corner. Greenhill took the kick which broke to Brass at the back post but he curled his effort wide.

The Brox took the lead for a second time in 75 minutes Greenhill and Orru combined to win a corner. Greenhill’s delivery was once again excellent finding the head of B.DONALDSON who headed into the net off the right hand post.

In 77 minutes Chalmers replaced Fleming for Hill Of Beath and 5 minutes later Payne went off with Tosh coming on.

In 84 minutes Douglas won a corner out of nothing chasing what looked a lost cause. Greenhill took the kick this time finding BRASS rising high at the back post to head Broxburn 3-1 ahead.

Wright had to replace the injured Gillen in 87 minutes.

In injury time Broxburn should have increased their lead R.Nimmo being played through his shot was well saved by Hall Douglas was first to the rebound got round the keeper but his shot was brilliantly defended on the line. Kellichan was then booked for Hill of Beath.

Baur was also booked in the game for Hill Of Beath.

FULL TIME: Broxburn Athletic 3 – 1 Hill Of Beath Hawthorn





Date Time League Season
January 14, 2023 2:30 pm East Premier League 2022/23




Club1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Broxburn Athletic033
Hill of Beath011

Broxburn Athletic

Gordon Donaldson Defender
Ross Nimmo Midfielder
Darren Downie Forward
Andrew Gillen Defender
Shaun Harrison Defender
Jordan Wright Defender
David Greenhill Midfielder 36'
Gary Brass Forward 50', 85'
Aaron Hamilton Goalkeeper
Craig Newall Defender
Steven Clark Midfielder
Craig Henderson Midfielder
Mark McConnell Midfielder
Jordan Orru Midfielder
Jack Sayers Defender
Errol Douglas Forward
Josh Blair Goalkeeper
Bradley Donaldson Defender 73'
Yellow Cards
Red Cards

KO KO 36 47 50 60 65 68 73 77 83 85 87 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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