Hutchiesonvale v Broxburn athletic



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Hutchison Vale vs Broxburn Athletic

It was back to the capital for Broxburn for the second week running, as we visit Ainslie Park for a tough away tie against Hutchison Vale in the EOSFL Premier Division.

Hutchison Vale lie in second place, 2 points ahead of Jeanfield Swifts but have played 4 more games than the Perth side. In their last fixture, they defeated Inverkeithing Swifts 7-1, last Saturday the 6th of January.

Broxburn make two changes from the team that defeated Tynecastle 3-2 last Saturday. In come Kieran Moyles & Ben Davidson who replace Callum Bremner & Conor Thomson.

Hutchison Vale are in Yellow and Black shirts, Black shorts and yellow socks and start with a 4-3-3.

Broxburn are in their traditional home strips. Red & White shirts, white shorts, and red and white socks and are starting with a 4-4-2 Diamond formation.

Both teams emerge from the tunnel on a cold Friday night under the lights in Granton. Broxburn are the first to threaten on three minutes. Gary Brass gets beyond the Hutchison Vale full back and delivers a cross that catches the bar and goes over.

Big chance for the hosts on 9 minutes. Joe Viola shoots just wide of target. Another chance soon after, Veteran defender Ricky Miller’s shot is just wide of target.

Broxburn brake down the right, Nick Locke crosses for Gary Brass who is in an advanced position. He tries to square it for Errol Douglas, but Hutchison Vale clear their lines.

Gary Brass does well to win a header and nod the ball on to Errol Douglas. The big striker looks to be in, but the Hutchison Vale defender gets in too clear.

Broxburn have looked the more likely in the early stages. On 27 minutes they had another chance to open the scoring. Ben Davidson delivers a good cross and finds Errol Douglas at the front post and heads over the bar.

Errol Douglas had another chance 2 minutes later. A good cross from Davidson was half cleared by Hutchison Vale. It comes back to Errol Douglas who ‘s powerful effort blazed it over the bar.

On 30 minutes it was a penalty to Broxburn. What looked from our viewpoint like a 50/50 challenge between Miller and Douglas left referee Shephard with no hesitation and pointed to the spot. GOAL! Errol Douglas steps up and slots home for his 19th goal of the season.


BROXBURN ATHLETIC 1 (Douglas- 32 minutes)

Ricky Miller has a shot from distance for Hutchison Vale but its wide of target.

Ben Davidson drives into the box and his cross goes for a corner to Broxburn. From the resulting corner, it deflects out to Lewis Turner whose shot is narrowly wide.

Next in the book is Hutchison Vale number 2 for a foul on Errol Douglas on 36 minutes.

Few chances for the hosts in quick succession. First by Viola whose shot is narrowly wide of the left-hand post. Broxburn gave a silly free kick away on the edge of the box. Ricky Miller took it, and his effort is right at Bob Watt.

On 42 minutes, Kieran Moyles was booked for a foul on the Hutchison Vale number 16.

HALF TIME (1-0 Broxburn)

Broxburn are the first to threaten in the second half. Gary Brass’s strike is well saved by the Hutchison Vale keeper.

Ball through from Nick Locke finds Errol Douglas, he rounds the keeper and from an angle blazes his effort over the bar.

Ben Davidson is booked for a foul on 54 minutes.

Broxburn have a free kick just inside the Hutchison Vale half. GOAL! Jason Jarvis takes it and his ball into the area is missed by everyone and finds the net. Keeper has had a howler.


BROXBURN ATHLETIC 2 (Jarvis-57 minutes)


ON-Conor Thomson

OFF-Nick Locke

Good save from the Hutchison Vale keeper from Gary Brass.

GOAL! And a great goal by the hosts. The Hutchison Vale number 11 skips past two players. He finds Luke Paxton who slots it past Bob Watt into the left corner.

HUTCHISON VALE 1 (Paxton-68 minutes)



ON-Callum Heath & Darren Downie

OFF- Errol Douglas & Marcus Miller

Hutchison Vale are pushing for an equaliser. Ball in from the left falls to 19 and veteran defender Steven Anderson makes a great block to save Broxburn.

Broxburn counter attack after sustained Hutchison Vale pressure. Gary Brass finds Callum Heath. Heath’s ball has too much on it for Darren Downie who is at full stretch. Ball takes a nick of the post on the way through.

Free kick by Ricky Miller is pushed away by Bob Watt. 13 collects and puts a teasing ball into the area for 19 who has a tap in, but Stevie Anderson is the hero with a great block again. From the resulting corner, Broxburn Athletic half clear. It comes back to Ricky Miller whose strike is cleared on the line.

Ricky Miller is shown a straight red card by referee Shepherd on 92 minutes foul and abusive language.


Hutchison Vale 1

Broxburn Athletic 2 (Douglas & Jarvis)


REFEREE- Mr Shepherd ASSISTANTS- Mr White & Mr Williamson


Date Time League Season
January 12, 2024 7:45 pm East Premier League 2023/24 2023/24




Club1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Hutchieson Vale011
Broxburn Athletic112

Broxburn Athletic

Marcus Miller Defender
Shaun Donoghue Goalkeeper
Nicholas Locke Midfielder
Ross Nimmo Midfielder
Darren Downie Forward
Euan McGill
Gary Brass Forward
Jason Jarvis Midfielder 53'
Errol Douglas Forward 31'
Calum Bremner Midfielder
Calum Heath Midfielder
Robert Watt Goalkeeper 83'
Greg Page Defender
Ben Davidson Midfielder 55'
Lewis Turner Midfielder
Conor Thomson
Kieran Moyles 45'
Steven Anderson Defender
Yellow Cards
Red Cards

KO KO 31 38 45 46 53 55 61 65 67 71 76 76 83 90 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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