Another game at the Albyn this Saturday as we took on Perth side Kinnoull in league action.
Coming into the game, Kinnoull lie bottom (16th place) in the EOSFL Premier Division. Their only win this season coming against Inverkeithing Hillfield Swifts, winning 2-1 back in September. In their last fixture, they lost 5-1 to Sauchie away on Saturday October the 21st.
Broxburn make 6 changes from the midweek victory over Bathgate Athletic. In come Errol Douglas, Gary Brass, Lewis Turner, Nick Locke, Greg Page & Bob Watt replacing Darren Downie, Calum Heath, Greg Binnie, Kyle Connelly, Connor Thomson & Shaun Donoghue.
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 formation.
Kinnoull are in all blue and look to be playing a 4-5-1 formation.
Broxburn are the first to threaten. Nick Locke plays in Lewis Campbell whose cross deflects for a corner kick. The resulting corner is well defended by Kinnoull who clear their lines.
On the third minute, Nick Locke passes forward and finds Errol Douglas. The big striker takes a great touch, but his shot hits the outside of the bar and Kinnoull survive. A Lewis Turner taken corner from the right finds Errol Douglas whose header is cleared of the line by Kinnoull defender Liam Wooley.
It’s been a good start from Broxburn who have had all the possession, but Kinnoull have every man behind the ball to try and frustrate the league leaders.
13 minutes in and another big chance for Broxburn. Lewis Turner delivers a great cross that finds left back Marcus Millar who can’t connect with his header, and it goes wide of the right-hand post. A minute later, Nick Locke had a shot that deflected over the Kinnoull bar.
Errol Douglas plays a great ball through for Ben Davidson whose shot is wide of target on the 16th minute. Nick Locke soon receives the ball from a quick free kick and shoots right at Kinnoull keeper Sam Townsley.
21 minutes Kinnoull have a big shout for a hand ball in their first real venture up the park. Josh Barbour’s shot looks to come off Marcus Millars arm in the box, but referee Faulkner waves play on.
Another big chance for Broxburn on 27 minutes. Lewis Turner wins possession in the middle of the park and finds Lewis Campbell out wide left, Campbell crosses for Gary Brass who puts his effort wide.
Another excellent delivery by Lewis Turner from the corner, finds Marcus Millar whose header is saved on the line by Kinnoull defender Sam Currie. Referee sends him off and it’s a penalty Broxburn. GOAL! Errol Douglas steps up and sends the keeper the wrong way and Broxburn have the lead.
BROXBURN ATHLETIC 1 (Douglas 31)
GOAL! Broxburn have a second 3 minutes after the first. Marcus Millar has acres of space down the left and delivers a deep cross into the box. It miscontrolled by the Kinnoull defender and Gary Brass intercepts, takes a touch and scores low into the net.
BROXBURN ATHLETIC 2 (Brass- 34 minutes)
Lewis Campbell picks up a loose ball wide right. His cross deflects wide for the corner. Lewis Turner takes the corner and its punched clear by Kinnoull keeper Sam Townsley.
GOAL! Right-on half-time Greg Page scores a free kick from the edge of the box, leaving Kinnoull keeper Townsley no chance.
BROXBURN ATHLETIC 3 (Page-45 minutes)
HALF TIME (3-0 Broxburn)
SUBSTITUTION BROXBURN (At half time)
OFF- Marcus Miller
55 minutes in and the visitors had their first big chance of the match. Long ball into the box finds Mark Mooney who shoots way over the bar.
Nick Locke receives the ball in the box. The Broxburn Midfielder takes a great first touch but shoots narrowly wide of the right-hand post.
SUBSTITUTION BROXBURN (58 minutes)
GOAL!! A great delivery from Marky Munro finds Gary Brass who heads home at the back post for his second of the day.
BROXBURN ATHLETIC 4 (Brass-62 minutes)
In the 68th minute, Marky Munro has a shot palmed away by Kinnoul keeper Sam Townsley.
GOAL! Its 5-0 Broxburn! Callum Bremner’s cross finds Nick Locke. Locke header finds the left corner.
BROXBURN ATHLETIC 5 (Locke 69)
Errol Douglas shot from inside the box hits the bar. GOAL! Broxburn have a
6th goal. Great cross by Callum Heath finds the diving Errol Douglas who heads come for his second and Broxburn’s 6th.
SUBSTITION BROXBURN (72 minutes)
Substitute Darren Downie shoots just wide of target with his first touch. Callum Heath takes a great touch with his chest to set himself up and shoots just wide of the right-hand post.
Good play by Callum Bremner. He drives into the box and finds Errol Douglas whose shot is way over the bar. Great ball into the box by Nick Locke is parried away by the Kinnoull keeper. Locke also comes close minutes later, His shot from the right is touched wide by Kinnoull keeper Sam Townsley.
Broxburn cruised to a fine win at the Albyn. Kinnoull frustrated the home team early doors, but the sending off changed the complex of the game. Good result to take us into a tough cup double header at the Albyn.
BROXBURN ATHLETIC 6 (Douglas x2, Brass x2, Locke,Page )
Referee Mr. B. Falconer Assistants Mr. S. Gilchrist , Mr. J. Gardiner
|November 11, 2023||2:30 pm||East Premier League 2023/24||2023/24|
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