Broxburn were first to threaten the home goal but the move broke down when Crossgates broke away to the other end down the right and a ball into the box found Archie Campbell who shot into the left hand side net . Campbell again on 4 minutes had a chance but Shaun Donoghue saved well A corner for the home side saw Donoghue save well but the whistle had gone for a free kick to the visitors anyway . A blow on 16 minutes when Daniel Nimmo had to go off being replaced by Craig Newall . Greg Binnie should have put his side in front when a long ball through saw him one on one with the keeper who blocked his shot and when it broke back to Andrew Gillen he fired well over the bar . On 25 minutes good play by Craig Newall set up Binnie who’s shot was spilled before Robertson in the home goal recovered quickly to grab the ball before Tait pounced . Half an hour gone and a corner in from the left was met by the head of Gordon Donaldson but he could only steer the header wide right of the target . Campbell had anther chance on 39 minutes when he shot wide of the target . With the half coming to a close Harrison was left by Campbell on the by line and when he crossed his team mate turned it home but was rightly called offside at the back post . Craig McGuire had a good turn and cross but Mark McKenzie headed over the bar .
Broxburn created a couple of chances at the start of the second half through Binnie and Donaldson . Then Crossgates had a succession of corners that came to nothing . On 54 minutes Greg Binnie was clear but shot over the bar . On the hour mark a corner for the visitors from the left was met by Shaun Harrison but was disappointed to head over . Brian Ritchie made a good run but shot wide of the goals . Shaun Harrison met another corner on 65 minutes with the same result a header over the bar . Ross Nimmo sent a free kick in from the left that crashed of the far post and away from danger . Donaldson saw a shot deflected for a corner on 76 minutes . Craig Newal saw a great run and shot saved with nine minutes left . Against the run of play of the second half Crossgates got the goal that secured the three points a ball to the back post camre off the post and in the melee ARCHIE CAMPBELL was adjudged to have forced the ball over the line which was hotly disputed by the visitors with the assistant looking unsure and hesitant on returning to the half way line to indicate a goal .
Disappointing result after the chances created and injuries still hampering selection . . We will get back to training and prepare for the visit of Tynecastle next Saturday with a 2-30pm kick off .
CROSSGATES PRIMROSE ROBERTSON , BROWN , McDONALD , RITCHIE (LAWRIE 68m) ,CAMPBELL ( GRAHAM 89m) , McKENZIE (AITKEN 57 m) ,GRAHAM , McGUIRE , McATEER , POLLOCK , SMITH . SUBS . LAWRIE , PATTERSON , DUFF , HUNTER
REFEREE MRS L. WATSON ASSISTANTS MR K. MASKELL ,MR S. ADAIR
|January 29, 2022||2:00 pm||East Premier League||2021/22|
|Team||1st Half||2nd Half||Goals|
KO 17 78 89 FT