BROXBURN ATHLETIC 4 ROSS (2,1 penalty ) , HARRISON , LOCKE
LINLITHGOW ROSE 3 COYNE ( 2, penalties) RONALD
Linlithgow Rose Marley , Gray , MacKinnon ( Strickland 86m) , Thom , Mackenzie , Barbour , Ronald , Batchelor ,
Smith (RU.McLennan 75m) , Coyne , RO. McLennan subs Sloan , Shields , Turnbull
Ovenstone , McKiven
Attendance 484 referee Mr D. Williams . Assistants Mr B.Falconer ,Mr N. McGuiness
The Hosts were first to strike on their first attempt after five minutes when CAMERON ROSS gathered the ball on the left hand side and ran forward with the ball before cutting inside the box and unleashing a shot that took a deflection of a defender wrong footing the keeper as the ball nestled in the far right corner . Two minutes later A corner into the box broke out to Gordon Donaldson just outside the box but his shot was blocked and cleared from the danger area . Owen Ronald made a good run into the box and just when he was about to shoot Donaldson came across and cleared for a corner . Linlithgow got back on level terms on ten minutes when Gordon Donaldson was trying to shield the ball out for a bye kick but Ronald Got the ball and Donaldson fouled him as he tried to go in goalward . TOMMY COYNE made no mistake from the spot . Ross Nimmo done well on the right hand side getting to the bye line before crossing low into the box towards Dominico Gibson but the defender cut the ball out for a corner kick . Just after half way through the half a long ball from Locke played towards Nico but the ball was just too strong and it ran through to the keeper . Broxburn took the lead again on 28 minutes when a Craig Scott corner in from the right was met in the six yard box by SHAUN HARRISON who’s header gave Kyle Marley no chance of saving . On the half hour mark a good run down the left by Ross MacKinnon before he sent a great cross into the danger are that Craig Scott cleared for a corner . Five minutes later Ross Nimmo brought the ball down on the right hand side before dribbling into the box before making Marley to make a good save . With five minutes remaining of the half Roddy McLennan made a good run into the box forcing a save from Connor Wallace . A good ball into the back of the box from the left by Cameron Ross was met by the head of Ross Nimmo who steered it towards the bottom left hand corner but Ian Gray got back to clear off the line with his keeper beaten . .
The second half started in explosive fashion with Craig Scott giving the ball away on the left hand side from the kick off Roddy McLennan made a run down the left before going into the box and was clumsily challenged by Gillen giving the visitors their second penalty with not even a minute on the second half clock . TOMMY COYNE stepped up again and scored from the spot kick for the second time this afternoon . on 54 minutes Tommy Coyne played in Darren Smith who forced a fantastic save from Connor Wallace . Owen Ronald saw a shot saved by Wallace a minute later . With 56 minutes gone Tommy Coyne fired in an effort from 25 yards out that Connor Wallace picked out the air comfortably . Broxburn went up the other end almost immediately with Ross Nimmo chasing the ball to the bye line before firing a cross into the box where Dominico Gibson who’s header went just wide of the right hand post . An Hour on the clock and A corner provided a couple of chances for the hosts with Harrison’s header saved and as it broke to Donaldson his shot was cleared off the line away from the danger area . With three quarter’s of the game gone a free kick into the box was cleared by Chris Townsley giving the visitors a corner . The visitors took the lead with eleven minutes left when a ball over the top of the defence was met by OWEN RONALD who only had the keeper to beat and he made no mistake finding the back of the net to the delight of his team mates . This looked to have knocked the stuffing out the home side but a minute later Gordon Donaldson was brought down in the box at the other end and Broxburn were handed a great opportunity to equalise from the spot . CAMERON ROSS made no mistake from the spot getting his side on level terms This rejuvenated the home side and Captain NICHOLAS LOCKE made a good run down the left hand side before cutting inside the box and firing his shot away from the keeper into far right hand side of the goal Linlithgow Rose should have equalised a minute later with Ronald and Ruari McLennan forcing great saves from Connor Wallace . Overall a great game for the big crowd to watch ,maybe not for the purist’s but certainly entertaining local derby with both sides going for the win the game could have gone any way right up to the last minute . In the end we took four of our chances while they only took three of theirs and in football that is what counts when results are needed . Set’s us up for next week’s game at Edinburgh United with a 2-00pm kick off .
|January 12, 2019||2:30 pm||East of Scotland 'C'||2018/19|
|Team||1st Half||2nd Half||Goals|
KO 60 87 FT