BROXBURN ATHLETIC V INVERKEITHING HILLFIELD SWIFTS

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Broxburn Athletic vs Inverkeithing Swifts

We returned to the Albyn on league duty against our East of Scotland Qualifying Cup Semi Final opponents, Inverkeithing Swifts on Saturday.

Inverkeithing Swifts lie in 12th place in the East of Scotland Premier Division. In their last fixture, they defeated Gala Fairydean away 3-2 in the East of Qualifying Cup Quarter Final on Tuesday the 27th of February. That sets up the semi final against Broxburn here at the Albyn, on Saturday the 23rd of March. Get it in your diary, a game not to be missed.

Broxburn make 5 changes from the team that defeated Tranent 1-0 at Foresters Park on February the 27th. In come, Bob Watt, Steven Anderson, Gary Brass, Errol Douglas & Ali Jones. They replace Shaun Donoghue, Marcus Millar, Callum Bremner, Ross Nimmo & Darren Downie.

Broxburn Athletic are in their traditional strips. Red and white shirts, white shorts and red and white socks. They are playing a 4-4-2 diamond formation.

Inverkeithing Swifts are in yellow shirts, blue shorts and yellow socks and start with a 5-2-3 formation.

Broxburn are first to threaten in the first minute. Greg Page plays a good through ball for Gary Brass. Brass finds Errol Douglas and the big man gets his strike away, but it hits the Swifts defender deflects of Douglas and goes out for a Inverkeithing goal kick.

On the 6th minute, Broxburn have a free kick from a central position just outside the box. Up steps skipper Nick Locke and his effort is just over the bar.

Connot Thomson has a shot just over the bar for the hosts on the 10th minute.

GOAL! Against the run of play the visitors take a shock lead. Slack play by Greg Page who gifts Inverkeithing possession. It’s worked too the Swifts number 9 Luke Mahady who finished well into the left corner.

BROXBURN ATHLETIC 0

INVERKEITHING SWIFTS 1 (Mahady-11 Minutes)

Ali Jones does well to get a toe in and knock the ball wide to Callum Heath. Heath is in space, but his cross is cleared by Inverkeithing defender Deas.

Chance for Broxburn on 22 minutes, Callum Heath’s shot is just over the bar.

On 27 minutes, Marky Munro finds space on the right. His cross is diverted for a corner. From a Thomson corner, Inverkeithing keeper Szczesnowicz punches it into the air. It eventually ends up on top of the net to the relief of the ex Kirknewton keeper.

On 30 minutes, Errol Douglas wins a header from a Bob Watt goal kick. It finds Nick Locke who takes a touch forward and looks to be in on goal. He is fouled just outside the box by Deas, and he is booked by the referee. Greg Page takes the free kick, and his effort is parried out to Steven Anderson whose shot is pushed away by Inverkeithing goalie Szczesnowicz.

GOAL! Inverkeithing go 2 up. Kelly picks up wide right and his cross finds Wood at the back post whose diving header leaves Bob Watt no

chance. The visitors have been clinical on the break and Broxburn have been wasteful so far.

BROXBURN ATHLETIC 0

INVERKEITHING SWIFTS 2 (Wood-42 Minutes)

HALF TIME (2-0 Inverkeithing)

Greg Page is booked for a foul on 51 minutes for a foul.

On 54 minutes, Marky Munro is fed through by Nick Locke. But his effort has no power and is easily collected by Inverkeithing keeper Szczesnowicz.

BROXBURN SUBSTITUTIONS (55 Minutes)

ON- Callum Bremner & Ross Nimmo

OFF-Ben Davidson & Connor Thomson

Errol Douglas is next in the book for dissent on 57 minutes.

SUBSTITUTION BROXBURN (62 Minutes)

ON-Darren Downie

OFF-Errol Douglas

Broxburn have been wasteful in possession and frustration is starting to show in the players and staff.

Gary Brass wins possession high up the park. He finds Ross Nimmo in space, but his shot hits the side netting.

Long ball forward finds Ali Jones, he lets it bounce and shoots right on the byline and his effort is over the bar.

GOAL! Game on at the Albyn. Sub Ross Nimmo crosses from the right and Gary Brass scores from close range.

BROXBURN ATHLETIC 1 (Gary Brass-69 Minutes)

INVERKEITHING SWIFTS 2

GOAL! Broxburn Equaliser! And its super sub-Ross Nimmo. A shot brakes into the path of Nimmo. His shot defects beyond Inverkeithing keeper Szczesnowicz.

BROXBURN ATHLETIC 2 (Ross Nimmo-72 Minutes)

INVERKEITHING SWIFTS 2

Free kick by Ali Jones is right at Swifts keeper Szczesnowicz.

Ali Jones delivers a great cross from a corner. But what a defensive header by Inverkeithing defender Ramage. Fantastic defending!

GOAL! What a comeback! Gary Brass effort is saved by Szczesnowicz and on the rebound skipper Nick Locke taps in the rebound to give Broxburn the lead! 3-2 Brox!

BROXBURN ATHLETIC 3 (Nick Locke-80 Minutes)

INVERKEITHING SWIFTS 2

GOAL! Game over! Fantastic switch of play finds Nimmo free wide right, he takes a touch, and his volley is parried by keeper Szczesnowicz. Substitute Darren Downie taps home the rebound for a Broxburn 4th.

BROXBURN ATHLETIC 4 (Darren Downie-90 Minutes)

INVERKEITHING SWITFTS 2

GOAL! Ali Jones is fed through and finishes well for a Broxburn 5th.

BROXBURN ATHLETIC 5 (Ali Jones-90+3 Minutes)

INVERKEITHING SWIFTS 2

What a comeback by Broxburn and a huge three points. Now onto to Glenrothes next weekend in another important fixture.

FULL TIME

Broxburn Athletic 5 (Brass, Nimmo, Locke, Downie & Jones)

Inverkeithing Swifts 2

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee- Mr Falconer    Assistants- Mr Simpson & Mr Waddell

Details

Date Time League Season
March 9, 2024 2:30 pm East Premier League 2023/24 2023/24

Venue

Home

Result

Club1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Broxburn Athletic055
Inverkeithing Hillfield Swifts202

Broxburn Athletic

Marcus Miller Defender
Shaun Donoghue Goalkeeper
Nicholas Locke Midfielder 78'
Ross Nimmo Midfielder 74'
Darren Downie Forward 90'
Gary Brass Forward 69'
Errol Douglas Forward 57'
Calum Bremner Midfielder
Calum Heath Midfielder
Robert Watt Goalkeeper
Greg Page Defender 50'
Ben Davidson Midfielder
Marky Munro Defender
Conor Thomson Midfielder
Kieran Moyles Defender
Steven Anderson Defender
Andrew Black Midfielder
Alassan Jones Midfielder 92'
Goals
5
2
Assists
0
0
Yellow Cards
2
3
Red Cards
0
0

KO KO 11 30 42 50 55 55 57 61 69 70 72 72 72 74 74 78 83 90 92 FT

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PosClubPPts
1Broxburn Athletic2460
2Musselburgh Athletic2351
3Hutchieson Vale2749
4Jeanfield Swifts2346
5Dunbar United2344
6Sauchie Juniors2442
7Hill of Beath2437
8Dundonald Bluebell2134

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