BROXBURN ATHLETIC 1 OG O’NEILL
KELTY HEARTS 2 McCABE , HUSBAND
Broxburn Ath Donoghue , Scott , Cole , Purves , Paterson , Linton , McNaughton , Miller , Locke , Gribben , Anderson subs Downie , M.Millar , Browne
Kelty Hearts Marley , McCabe , C.Courts , O’Neill , Leighton , Husband , Thomson , Greig , Ritchie , Cargill (Campbell 89m) , McCabe (Moore 75m) subs Jacobs ,Penman, Allison
referee Mr P.Stuart assistants Mr A Strang and Mr K.Linejs
Broxburn faced a strong kelty Hearts with a squad depleted of injury . Kelty started well and in two minutes Neil McCabe tried to carve open an opportunity but Darren Cole blocked his effort and the chance was gone Four minutes later a great one two set up Craig Thomson but again Darren Cole came to the hosts defence and blocked his effort .On ten minutes great play down the right with Kieron Anderson at the helm a final ball to Darren Gribben on the edge the box gave them a chance but Gribben’s shot was deflected into the safe hands of Kyle Marley in the visitors goal .Quarter of an hour on the clock and a ball into the home box was flicked by the head of Stuart Cargill who beat goalkeeper Shaun Donoghue to the ball but the Kelty players header went just past the right hand post .The opening goal came half way through the half when a good ball out on the right found Stuart Cargill who cut the ball back across the box to the on running NEILL McCabe who fired home into the bottom left hand corner from just inside the box .Two minutes later an identical move saw the goal scorer put his shot just past the left hand post this time .Just after the half hour mark Darren Gribben fired a free kick goal ward from 25 yards but the attempt was deflected past the right hand post for a corner .With five minutes remaining of the first half Kieron Anderson was sent through one on one with the keeper with Kyle Marley saving at Anderson’s feet and as the ball broke to Alexander Miller the Kelty defence go there first and cleared the danger .
The second half started with the hosts trying hard to get back on level terms as the two sides counter acted each other Kieron Anderson had a shot which went over the bar after 53 minutes .On the hour mark Anderson floated a ball to the back post in the direction of Miller but the big striker couldn’t get his head to the ball and the ball went for a bye kick .Broxburn got back on level terms if some what fortuitously when Gribben fired over a free kick from the right into a packed box and SEAN O’Neill fired home past his own keeper giving him no chance .Kelty’s winner came with nine minutes remaining when a free kick form wide right was played into the box it was cleared as far as Shaun Greig who lobbed the ball over the top of the advancing group of players with two kelty players suspiciously in offside position’s ,but play was allowed to continue and Donoghue pulled of a great save but the loose ball was met by STEPHEN HUSBAND who gave Donoghue no chance as he tried to reposition after his initial save .Kelty should have put the game out of sight three minutes later when Husband got the ball in the clear fourteen yards out and when everybody thought he was going to pick his spot he fired wildly over the bar ..