BROXBURN ATHLETIC 2 MILLER , DUFFY
PRESTON ATHLETIC 0
Preston Athletic C.Pennycuick , Austin , Innes (Stokes 48m) , McCrorie , McFarlane , D.Pennycuick , Ndiweni , Turkington (Weldon 79m) , Grotlin , Archibald (Jardine 79m ) , Walker , subs Reid
Referee Mr S. Luke assistants Mr D. McNee ,Mr J. Taylor
Preston started brightly and in the first minute Jonathan Grotlin fired in a shot from the right hand side but Jack Beasley cleared of the line at the back post after Wallace was beaten . Good move down the left from the visitors was finished by Scott Walker firing his shot wide of the left hand post . Cameron ross saw a shot just miss the target in-between those two attempts for the hosts . The same player made a good move on 16 minutes but saw his shot go over the bar .Three minutes later a good one two set up Grotlin but Connor Wallace saved well . Half way through the half a corner into the six yard box saw Alexander Miller fire in a shot that was cleared of the line in a crowded box . Miller shaved the bar with a 20 yard effort on 29 minutes . A minute later Cameron Ross got down the right before crossing to Miller who shot wide right of the goals . Ross Nimmo saw a shot well saved considering it took a deflection on it’s way through to Craig Pennycuick in the visitors goals . A minute later the same player forced another good save from Pennycuick . At the other end on 33 minutes Donovan Ndiweni saw Wallace turn his shot round his near right hand post . In a game that ebbed and flowed Miller at the other end with ten minutes of the half remaining crashed a header off the bar . The striker was not to be denied and on 38 minutes a free kick into the box saw a Dominico Gibson header come off the bar and ALEXANDER MILLER was first to react and headed the ball into the net . Broxburn should have doubled their lead with the last play of the half when Nimmo sent a ball into Gibson who set up Miller but his shot went straight into Pennycuick’s arms .
Just before the hour mark Ross got down the right and an excellent ball into the box was well defended by Preston Athletic and they cleared the danger . Cameron Ross got into the box on 63 minutes but Pennycuick saved well . With 66 minutes on the clock a let off for the home side when a free kick into box caused chaos and Gordon Donaldson cleared over his own bar to stop the threat . Ndiweni saw a good effort into the box cleared by Christopher Townsley . Nimmo cut in from the left and sent a good ball to Miller who’s shot was saved . The same happened a minute later with another save from Pennycuick . Going into the last fifteen minutes and Cameron Ross got into the box before sending a great ball in to Saul Duffy who’s shot came back off the post and Pennycucik gathered at the second attempt . The young player from the community clubs under 19’s was not to be denied when Nimmo got to the bye line before crossing into the box and there was SAUL DUFFY to head home and double his side’s lead. A great ball into the box saw the Preston attack thwarted by a good save from Wallace . Cameron Ross saw his attempt with five minutes remaining well saved . Duiffy made Pennycuick save again with three minutes left . Nimmo and Ross combined for one final attempt in the last minute with Cameron Ross shooting wide right of the target .
A good three points from a game with a dangerous opponent was probably just deserved by the home side with both sides squandering good chances the story could have been so different .Pleased to keep the run going and remaining top of the “c” division with Preston still hanging on to fifth spot and looking likely to be there at the end of the season .
|January 26, 2019||2:30 pm||East of Scotland 'C'||2018/19|
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KO 69 FT