BROXBURN ATHLETIC 6 MILLER (2), SCOTT (2), LOCKE ,GIBSON
STIRLING UNIVERSITY eos 1 HEATH
Stirling University (eos) Bushell , Monro , Gunn , Rose , Corrin (Hodges 65m) , Fitzpatrick , Maclean (McClaren 78m) , McAnespie , Bird (Sheills 84m) , Collins , Heath
referee Mr J.Stewart Assistants Mr S.Davidson ,Mr B.White
Broxburn kicked off with a strong swirling wind at their backs but it was the Student’s from Stirling who opened the scoring in only three minutes when CALUM HEATH gathered the ball half way inside his opponent’s half and ran through the home defence before firing into the bottom left hand corner from the right hand side of the penalty box .Two minutes later David Collins broke away but fired into the left hand side netting . This was the shake up the home side needed and a minute later Nicholas Locke was through on goal but was brought down but the referee played advantage as the ball ran through and ALEXANDER MILLER got there to fire past Murray Bushell in the visitors goal . A minute later Craig Scott tried a shot from 25 yards out but it took a deflection and went narrowly past the right hand post .Broxburn went in front on seven minutes in the simplest of fashion when Michael Linton lobbed a ball over the top of the visiting defence and ALEXANDERR MILLER was there to score . Half way through the half and Locke weaved out an opportunity but his final shot went wide left of the target . Scott fired a shot over the bar on 26 minutes . On 34 minutes a loose ball inside the six yard box just would not fall to any of the Broxburn forwards and Bushell managed to gather the loose ball . Euan Bird carved out an opportunity in 38 minutes but Connor Wallace saved comfortably . Cameron Ross tried his luck from just outside the box but his effort went over the bar with five minutes of the half remaining. Miller also fired over the bar with the last opportunity of the half .
Against the wind the second half Broxburn were camped in their opponents half early doors . Miller had a double opportunity on 54 minutes when his first shot was well saved but when it broke back to the striker he fired over the bar .A minute later the same player made his way down the left hand side and into the box but pulled his shot wide right of the far post . With 64 minutes gone Cameron Ross put a teasing ball across from the right and it deceived all before the defence managed to clear from the back post . A minute later the visitors goal scorer tried a shot from thirty yards out that shaved the top of the cross bar on its way over .Ross Nimmo put a great ball into the mix on the edge of the six yard box but just as Miller was about to shoot Murray Bushell dived at his feet and thwarted the danger . A sigh of relieve was heard when on 74 minutes when a Nimmo ball to the back post found Locke who controlled the ball before laying it back to CRAIG SCOTT to hammer the ball home from the edge of the box . Stirling were not out of it and with ten minutes remaining a ball over the top to Edward Hodges on the right hand side saw him drive into the box and his shot was saved well by Wallace at the expense of a corner . Broxburn put the points in the bag on 84 minutes when a long ball to Greg binnie on the left was then pulled back to CRAIG SCOTT who fired home past a crowded box into the net . With two minutes remaining a ball into the edge of the box was met by NICHOLAS LOCKE who made good space before firing home past Bushell . A minute later it was six when DOMINICO GIBSON got the ball in the middle of his opponents half before firing a shot past the statues’ keeper . The score line was maybe a bit harsh on the students but we went about our job professionally and took our chance’s when they came along . That was our last home leagu match and we are rightly proud to have finished undefeated at home in the league . We go on our travels next week to St Andrews with a 2-30pm kick off . A bus will be leaving the Albyn Park at 11-45am sharp and if anybody wishes to book a seat they should contact the committee as soon as possible .
|March 9, 2019||2:30 pm||East of Scotland 'C'||2018/19|
|Team||1st Half||2nd Half||Goals|
KO 65 86 86 FT