BROXBURN ATHLETIC 2 NIMMO , TOWNSLEY
ST ANDREWS UTD 1 HARRISON O.G
St Andrews L.Wilson , Blainey (Quinn 69m) , S.McDonald (Moran 61m) , O. Fleming , M.Fleming , R.McManus , Honeyman , Penman , J.Wilson King , R.Cunningham (Falconer 52m) subs S.Cunningham , Stark , A.Fleming
referee Mr R Lee assistants Mr W. Chadwick ,Mr J.Taylor
Broxburn started the brighter and it was no surprise when they opened the scoring on 6 minutes when a long ball down the park from Connor Wallace found Nicholas Locke wide left who got the better of the full back before cutting into the box along the bye line and cut the ball back to ROSS NIMMO who stepped to his left before firing into the net . Two minutes later Nimmo got down the right and crossed into the box but was inches away from the incoming Alexander Miller . A further two minutes past and Nimmo again got the better of his opponent down the right but his final run into the box the ball just run away from him and out for a bye kick ..Nimmo should have scored on 18 minutes when Locke played him through slightly to the right hand side inside the box and he forced a good save from Lee Wilson in the visitors goal .A minute later a Craig Scott free kick broke back out from the box to him but his shot was deflected for a shy . At the half way point of the half a couple of half chances were created by the home side as they continued to press A corner on 23 minutes saw Cameron Ross’s corner in come straight back to him and he lobbed the ball to the back of the box where CHRISTOPHER TOWNSLEY rose above everybody to head home .On the half hour mark ,Townsley couldn’t get enough power on a header and it dropped in to Wilson’s arms . Two minutes later a Craig Scott free kick into the box was destined for the top corner off Alexander Miller’s head but some how Lee Wilson got his fingers to it to turn it behind for a corner Miller received a ball from a throw in on 35 minutes and turned and shot over the bar . With the first half clock running down a corner in found Gordon Donaldson at the back and his header hit the crossbar on it’s way over . In the last action of the half Nicholas Locke fired a free kick goal ward that must have stung the keeper’s finger’s as he turned the ball behind .
With only four minutes of the second half gone the hosts were awarded a penalty when a ball played into the box to Locke was met by the defender who was adjudged to have brought him down .Up stepped Cameron Ross but this time his penalty was well saved by Wilson at full stretch at his bottom right hand corner to turn the ball around the post for a corner . Four minutes later Nimmo put Locke through in the box on the left hand side and he sent a shot towards the top left hand corner and yet again Lee Wilson kept his side in the game with a great save . Just before the hour mark Dylan Honeyman received the ball from a throw but Connor Wallace saved his attempt at goal . The visitors did get a lifeline with 16 minutes remaining when Wilson made a run to the bye line and when he cut it across the goals Donaldson cleared the ball but it rebounded off SHAUN HARRISON and bounced into the net for an own goal . Any realistic hope of the visitors getting anything from the match vanished on 76 minutes when Ollie Fleming was shown a second yellow card for a foul on Locke on the edge of the box . The last real opportunity came in the last minute when a Nimmo attempt was well saved by Wilson . Not a great second half but three points is three points . Need to pick up in games to come if we are to realise our ambition’s .
|February 23, 2019||2:30 pm||East of Scotland 'C'||2018/19|
|Team||1st Half||2nd Half||Goals|
|St Andrews Utd||0||1||1|
KO 70 86 FT