CRAIGROYSTON 1 IRVING
BROXBURN ATH 3 HARRISON , SCOTT , DONALDSON
Craigroyston Burnside ,Mackintosh , Ross , Anderson , Nisbet , Miller (Graham 85m) , Greenhall , Donaldson , Campbell , Irving , Smith (Wells 81m) , no unused subs
Referee Mr A. Strang
Broxburn started the chances in 2 minutes when a Jack Beasley free kick in from the left was headed clear for a corner . On seven minutes Mark Smith tried an effort from 35 yards out that did not trouble Wallace as it sailed over the bar .At the other end Craig Scott got down the right and his ball was cut out out by Stuart Burnside in the hosts goal as it geot inside the six yard box . The opening goal came for the hosts in 11 minutes when a ball into the left hand side of the box was gathered by TOM IRVING who had time to compose himself and fire past Wallace to give his side a shock lead . Quarter of an hour in and a Nicholas Locke ball in from the left was just too high for any of his attacking team mates . The visitors got level on 24 minutes when Jack Beasley lofted a free kick in from the left 35 yards out was met by the head of SHAUN HARRISON who powered it into the back of the net . Just past the half hour mark Locke got to the bye line and fired a ball across the six yard box that was just inches away from being met by Conor Kelly . Nicholas Locke landed his name in the book for an alleged dive while breaking free down the left he was tripped clearly by Mackintosh but some how the referee decided the Broxburn captain had dived to everybody’s disbelief . Locke himself had a shot saved on 37 minutes . With five minutes left of the half Gordon Donaldson saw an effort sail over the bar .
Broxburn should have gone in front on 49 minutes when Locke got a ball across past the keeper to Beasley who saw his shot cleared of the line by the covering defender . A minute later Cameron Ross got down the right and his ball to Locke just would not sit up for him and the chance went a begging . Broxburn were going for the three points and a good ball into box by Beasley saw Locke head wide . With almost an hour on the clock a corner in was met by Harrison who’s header went over the bar . Broxburn continued to press and a Beasley free kick saw Locke head over the bar .Cameron Ross worked his way into the box on the right hand side and saw his shot deflected for a corner . A double substitution injected a bit more pace to the game and on the 75th minute a great passing play saw Locke fire a ball across the box from the right and CRAIG SCOTT fired the ball into the net .Broxburn continued to press as they over run the home defence with attack after attack and were rewarded on 80 minutes when a Nimmo ball across the box from the left was retained by Cameron Ross who’s ball was cleared partially to GORDON DONALDSON on the edge of the box who controlled the ball before firing home .Locke set up Ross nimmo on 83 minutes but Stuart Burnside in the Craigroyston goal pulled of a great save . A couple of minutes later Binnie almost made it four but was crowded out at the right hand post as he poked the ball past .in the dying embers Locke thought he had scored as he ran on to a cross field ball but having done well to find the back of the net he was adjudged to have been offside . Ross Nimmo burst into the box in injury time and was fouled badly but the referee played a advantage ? but the home keeper stopped the ball before the referee stopped the game for treatment to Nimmo and restarted the ball with a bounce ball.
Not a good first half to watch for the visiting fans but far better performance in the second saw the job done and three more points in the bag .
|March 30, 2019||2:30 pm||East of Scotland 'C'||2018/2019|
|Team||1st Half||2nd Half||Goals|
KO 67 69 85 FT