BROXBURN ATHLETIC 2 LOCKE ,J.GRANT
TRANENT 4 BARRETT (3) , MacDONALD
Tranent Adams , Barry , Hill , McKenzie , Whitson , Miller , Jones , Murphy , MacDonald , Moffatt (McGovern 75m(Black n 83m)) , Barrett subs Hawkins , Stirling
Referee Mr C.Wilson Assistants Mr R.Struthers ,Miss F.Morton
The visitors thought they had scored early when Scott Moffatt put the ball into the net after being set up by Stephen MacDonald but was offside . At the other end on 10 minutes Nicholas Locke turned and shot that was blocked . Two minutes later Conor Kelly did well in to the box and was cut out for a corner .The corner came in but when the ball broke out to Alexander Miller who shot over .Tranent took the lead on 14 minutes when a ball over the top was run on to by BRADLEY BARRETT who made no mistake and slotted home . On twenty one minutes a corner in caused mayhem but the ball struck the bar before it was put behind from 2 yards out a let off for the home side . Connor Wallace done well to come out and block Scott Moffatt who was left clean through and Grant Gavin cleared the ball away . Just before the half hour mark Conor Kelly tried to chip the keeper but Alasdair Adams tipped the ball over the bar . Broxburn levelled two minutes later when a miller shot was defended and the ball broke to JOHN GRANT 18 yards out to fire home the leveller .Jack Beesley saw a free kick go narrowly wide right from a free kick out on the left . The visitors regained the advantage when Barrett got down the left before crossing to STEPHEN MacDONALD who headed into the net on 38 minutes . It was to get worse for the home side two minutes later when a ball through the middle was chased by BRADLEY BARRET who’s initial shot was blocked but the ball fell kindly to the Tranent forward who rolled the ball into the empty net . Gordon Donaldson saw a shot saved in the last action of the half .
The start of the second half saw the hosts force corners which finished with Locke firing just over from 20 yards out . Conor Kelly on 51 minutes saw an attempt go just wide right from the left hand side . Locke done well to turn and make space for a shot that was saved just before the hour . Broxburn got back in the game on 61 minutes when a throw in on the right found Miller who crossed to the back post where NICHLAS LOCKE fired home . Miller saw a shot blocked on 69 minutes as the hosts pressed for the equaliser A minute later a long kick out the box saw the ball fall to Stephen MacDonald who forced a save from Conor Wallace . Kelly saw a shot deflected for a corner a minute later at the other end . Alexander Miller saw a good run and shot over on 73 minutes . Tranent gave themselves a two goal cushion on 80 minutes when a blocked tackle in midfield the ball broke forward to BRADLEY BARRETT who ran through on Wallace and fired it through the keeper into the net to complete his hat trick . Broxburn tried to get back into the game and pressed the Tranent defence for the remainder of the game with Locke heading wide and again the same player shooting wide of the target was the last of the chances . Disappointing to be knocked out but need to pick ourselves up for the challenge’s to come .
|November 9, 2019||2:30 pm||South Challenge Cup||2019/20|
|Team||1st Half||2nd Half||Goals|
KO 51 71 83 90 FT