Crossgates Primrose v Broxburn Athletic

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Crossgates Primrose vs Broxburn Athletic

We headed over to Fife on Saturday, for our rescheduled league match against Crossgates Primrose at Humbug Park.

Crossgates Primrose lie in 13th place in the East of Scotland Premier Division. Due to postponements, the club haven’t been involved in competitive action since Saturday December the 16th, where they drew at home 1-1 with Penicuik Athletic.

Broxburn make 3 changes from last Friday’s 2-1 victory against Hutchison Vale. In comes Calum Heath, Callum Bremner & Debutant Euan McGill. They replace Jason Jarvis, Marcus Miller, and Ben Davidson.

Crossgate’s Primrose are in Yellow and Navy shirts with navy socks and shorts and are playing a 4-2-3-1

Broxburn Athletic are in their traditional kits. Red and White shirts, White shorts, and red and white socks. They start with a 4-4-2 formation.

After both clubs completed their warmups, the pitch has already cut up and a tough muddy 90 minutes were in store on a heavy park for both teams.

Broxburn are first to threaten in the first minute. A deep ball into the box from the right is only cleared as far as Lewis Turner. The Broxburn Midfielder fires his strike over the bar.

Another cross in is half cleared by Crossgates and this time comes back to Gary Brass. The big striker doesn’t connect well with the ball and it’s an easy pick up by Crossgates keeper Shaun Hunter.

In 12 minutes, a Greg page free kick deflects off the Crossgates wall for a corner to Broxburn. The home side stand tall and defend it well.

17 minutes in And Crossgates create a half chance. Long ball forward by Darren Smith finds Crossgates Skipper Archie Campbell whose header is caught by Bob Watt.

Good play by Broxburn skipper Nick Locke. He drives down the left and nutmegs the Crossgates full back. His cross is caught by Crossgates keeper Shaun Hunter.

First big chance of the match comes on 21 minutes for Broxburn. Gary Brass brings down a long Bob Watt ball down, and finds Callum Heath wide left. Heath puts in a good cross for Errol Douglas who heads over the bar.

GOAL! Against the run of play Crossgates take the lead on 24 minutes. A Darren Smith corner is half cleared out to Craig Reid who shoots past Bob Watt into the left corner. Good finish to put the hosts 1-0 up.

CROSSGATES PRIMROSE 1 (Craig Reid -23 Minutes)

BROXBURN ATHLETIC 0

Darren Smith has another corner on 26 minutes from the left and it lands on top of the Broxburn net this time.

Unfortunately, Broxburn captain Nick Locke is injured and can’t continue.

SUBSTITUTION BROXBURN (30 Minutes)

ON-Ross Nimmo

OFF- Nick Locke

Chance for Crossgates on 34 minutes. Darren Smith crosses for Craig Reid who heads over the bar.

Big Chance for a Broxburn Athletic equaliser on 36 minutes. Euan McGill’s long throw over on the left finds Errol Douglas whose shot hits the bar and goes over.

A long ball forward finds Calum Heath, he takes a great first touch and his shot is well saved by the legs of Crossgates keeper Shaun Hunter.

GOAL! Broxburn equalise. Ross Nimmo delivers a great cross in from the right that is headed home by Calum Heath.

CROSSGATES PRIMROSE 1

BROXBURN ATHLETIC 1 (Calum Heath-42 Minutes)

A Lewis Turner corner from the right is goal bound and Crossgates Defender Darren Smith manages to clear it of the line. Greg Page is booked as he jumps with a challenge with Craig Maguire. The Crossgates players surround referee Gamble looking for a red card, but he brings out a yellow card for Page.

HALF TIME (1-1)

Ross Nimmo is booked on 47 minutes for a pull of the jersey.

GOAL! Great delivery from a corner from Calum Heath finds Errol Douglas who slots home from close range to give Broxburn a deserved lead.

CROSSGATES PRIMROSE 1

BROXBURN ATHLETIC 2 (Errol Douglas-49 Minutes)

Callum Bremner finds Calum Heath in space, but his shot is over the bar.

Great play Ross Nimmo who flies down the right and delivers an excellent cross that Primrose keeper Shaun Hunter punches clear.

Euan McGill is next in Referee Gamble’s book on 59 minutes, for a foul on Cammy Muirhead.

Chance for a Crossgates equaliser. Good ball in from the right finds Cammy Muirhead whose shot is wide.

Calum Heath gets ahead of Darren Smith who pulls him down. Referee Gamble points to the spot and it’s a penalty to Broxburn. GOAL! Up steps Errol Douglas who fires it past keeper Hunter into the right corner.

CROSSGATES PRIMROSE 1

BROXBURN ATHLETIC 3 (Errol Douglas-71 Minutes)

GOAL! Broxburn hit on the counter-attack. Callum Bremner pass is ahead of Ross Nimmo, but the winger gets to the ball wide right. He crosses for Gary Brass who converts low into the net.

CROSSGATES PRIMROSE 1

BROXBURN ATHLETIC 4 (Gary Brass-73 Minutes)

SUBSTITUTION BROXBURN (75 Minutes)

ON-Ben Davidson

OFF-Lewis Turner

SUBSTITUTIONS BROXBURN (79 Minutes)

ON-Conor Thomson & Darren Downie

OFF-Calum Heath & Errol Douglas

Chance for Ross Nimmo is just over the bar for Broxburn bang on 90 minutes.

Broxburn take 3 points back home over the Queensferry Crossing in horrible conditions. Another big win for the lads.

FULL TIME

CROSSGATES PRIMROSE 1

BROXBURN ATHLETIC 4 (Douglas x2, Heath, Brass)

MATCH OFFICIALS

REFEREE- Mr Gamble

ASSISTANTS- Mr Walsh & Mr Walls

Details

Date Time League Season
January 20, 2024 2:00 pm East Premier League 2023/24 2023/24

Venue

Away

Result

Club1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Crossgates Primrose101
Broxburn Athletic134

Broxburn Athletic

Marcus Miller Defender
Shaun Donoghue Goalkeeper
Nicholas Locke Midfielder
Ross Nimmo Midfielder 48'
Darren Downie Forward
Andrew Gillen Defender
Euan McGill 59'
Gary Brass Forward 73'
Errol Douglas Forward 49', 71'
Calum Bremner Midfielder
Calum Heath Midfielder 41'
Robert Watt Goalkeeper
Greg Page Defender 46'
Ben Davidson Midfielder
Lewis Turner Midfielder
Conor Thomson
Kieran Moyles
Steven Anderson Defender
Goals
1
4
Assists
0
0
Yellow Cards
2
3
Red Cards
0
0

KO KO 23 31 41 46 48 49 59 61 61 63 64 70 71 73 74 80 80 82 82 FT

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PosClubPPts
1Broxburn Athletic2154
2Hutchieson Vale2240
3Musselburgh Athletic1838
4Jeanfield Swifts1736
5Dunbar United1936
6Sauchie Juniors2035
7Hill of Beath2033
8Haddington Athletic2129

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