Broxburn athletic 2 Anderson (2)
Newtongrange Star 1 Cropley
Broxburn Ath Wallace , Purves , Cole , Gavin , Paterson , Linton (Browne 89m), Nimmo , Scott (Gribben 72m) , Miller (Downie 85m) ,Locke , Anderson , subs Donoghue , Richards
Newtongrange Star Newman , Murray , Martynuik , Hamilton , Cook , Currie , Morris , Bracks , Cropley , Lander , O’Brien (Douglas 66m) . subs Wilson , Lally , Richardson
Referee Mr C.Wilson assistants Mr E.Donaldson ,Mr Van Da Saar
Broxburn looked to improve on last weeks performance and keep ourselves in the cup . The first chance fell to us but from a corner the ball was bundled away .Newtongrange should have done better on eleven minutes when a through ball saw Cropley run through and go past the advancing Connor Wallace who raced out his goal wide left .Cropley got the ball into the box but not before defenders and Wallace had regrouped and cleared the danger . A couple of minutes later Linton set up Anderson who tried a shot from 30 yards out but it sailed over the bar . With 19 minutes on the clock a ball into the box caused mayhem in the visiting defence but Broxburn could not take advantage and they cleared the danger from the box . Kieron Anderson put a free kick into the box two minutes later but Nicholas Locke couldn’t get direction on his header and it went wide left of the goal . Broxburn were well on top but could not get the opener their play deserved .Alexander Miller had a shot just before the half hour mark but saw it go over the bar . Nicholas Locke was next to have an opportunity after good play down the left his shot was deflected onto the far right post and away from danger ,Ross Nimmo , Nicholas Locke and Alexander Miller contrived to set up a chance for the later with the striker seeing his attempt blocked and cleared . A Brian Murray effort for the visitors was not far away .Broxburn went up the other end of the pork and Alexander Miller saw his shot saved but the ball was parried into the path of KIERON ANDERSON who saw his first attempt blocked on the line but was quick to react to score at the second attempt .Cropley saw his shot saved after good work down the left by Newtongrange set him up 18 yards out .Nicholas Locke had a chance just before the break after being set up by Miller but the shot was saved .
The second have started in positive mode for the hosts when good one touch football set up Anderson down the right but did not come to nothing . Then Locke saw his attempt at goal saved two minutes later .Broxburn Should have doubled their advantage when Ross Nimmo ran into the box and was challenged by the keeper the ball broke to Locke who was definitely fouled in the box and the penalty was awarded . Kieron Anderson stepped up to take the kick but hit the left hand side of the post as he missed his first penalty of the season .With 55 minutes gone Anderson tried a shot from the wide right but saw his shot go wide left of the far post . Craig Scott sent Anderson through on goals just after the hour mark but shot straight into the hands of the advancing keeper . The visitors drew level on 65 minutes when a free kick came of the defensive wall and broke to JORDAN CROPLEY in the clear and he made no mistake from six yards out . half way through the second half a corner into the box by Anderson was knocked on by Miller who found Craig Scott but the midfielder saw his shot saved down at the bottom right hand corner of the goals . Broxburn had chances but were getting frustrated none were getting taken .The visitors almost took the lead when Neil Martynuik had a free kick slightly left of the east side goals twenty five yards out . His ferocious shot was deflected and hit rattled the right hand post and was cleared from the danger area .The winning goal came with four minutes left on the clock. A ball played down the right was chased by Ross Nimmo who beat the nonchalant keeper to the ball thinking he was favourite to gather the ball before it was too late and the Broxburn forward got to the by line and turned to put in a inch perfect past to KIERON ANDERSON who made no mistake from eight yards out with two defenders on line unable to do anything about it . A deserved win and last eight place secured this continues our unbeaten run since the end of November it would be good to continue that next week at Boness .