Broxburn made the trip to the Border with a very depleted squad with injuries cutting the squad to bare minimal . Broxburn started well and forced a corner early doors but nothing came of it . Football was hard to play on a bobbly pitch and the game was a scrappy affair . Gary Brass came close on ten minutes after good play down the right saw the big striker try to turn his shot into the net but never got the pace on it he wanted and the keeper gathered easily . The am player saw a shot blocked and cleared on 18 minutes . The opening goal came from unexpected source when Donaldson and Newall played down the left with DANIEL NIMMO on a run up front got on the end of it and sent the ball high into the net from just inside the box . The only other close thing in the half was when a ball in from a corner for Broxburn saw a Barker effort come of the line .
The second half started well and Harrison saw a header from a corner well saved . Coldstream then had their best spell in the match putting some pressure on the visitors and indeed had the ball in the net but was ruled off for offside . The visitors got back into the game with a reshaped formation and were back in control of the game A bad throw out from Elliot Turnbull in the home goal went straight to Barker who played ANDREW MAIR through on goal into the box before unleashing a unstoppable shot past the big keeper . Coldstream were not out of it and could have got back in the game when a ball in from the right found Kieran Bullen at the back but his header was easily saved by Donoghue Andy Mair had a couple of chances to add to the score line but one was blocked and cleared and the other well saved . With ten minutes of the game remaining a chance to put the game to bed was given when a clear handball in the box gave Gary Brass the chance to score from the spot but Elliot Turnbull made amends for his howler at the second goal by pulling off a great save at the expense of a corner to keep his side still in the game .
A tough gig for the Brox but a comfortable win in the end in what was a very scrappy affair at times .We move on to next weeks third game of four against Fauldhouse United at home .
REFEREE MR F. BUSHELL
COLDSTREAM TURNBULL , FREIRE , GAY , HEUGH , BULLEN (PATERSON 77m) , WHITEHEAD ( ALLAN 77m) , WINDRAM , MALCOLM (BONNINGTON 77m) , WRIGHT , C. BRIGGS , HUME , SUBS . S. BRIGGS , AINSLIE
|March 19, 2022||2:30 pm||League Cup||2021/22|
|Club||1st Half||2nd Half||Goals|
KO 19 64 77 85 FT