CROSSGATES 2 CROSBIE , SAWERS
BROXBURN ATHLETIC 4 BEESLEY (2) , DONALDSON , KELLY
Crossgates Henderson , Swan , Brand , Forbes , Nutt , McDonald , Allan (Sawers 67m) , Aitken (Wilkie 60m) , Lawrie (Cowie 74m) , Crosbie , McAteer , subs Paterson , Ross , Deas , Gilmour .
Attendance approx. 130
referee Mr B. Dickson Assistants Mr W. McAleese ,Mr M.Walsh
The first chance of the game came for the home side when a long free kick in from the right was knocked back to Ryan McDonald on the edge of the box but he fired his effort over the bar . On eight minutes a throw in from the left found Alexander Miller who made room but shot over the bar . A minute later at the other end a similar chance was created but Lewis Crosbie fired over the visitors goal . The opening goal came for the visitors in 13 minutes when Miller was fouled 25 yards out in the middle of the park .JACK BEESLEY stepped up and fired home the free kick in of the inside of the left hand post giving Henderson no chance of saving . On seventeen minutes Beesley burst down the right before crossing towards Nicholas Locke who’s header went over the bar The visitors doubled their lead on 19 minutes when Locke gathered the ball and slid a pass along the 18 yard box where JACK BEESLEY gathered the ball before firing home . Crossgates went on the attack from the restart and Wallace saved well from Crosbie at the expense of a corner . The corner came in and Scott Lawrie fired a shot that Wallace saved and held on to . On 26 minutes a free kick into the box found Locke who shot over . Miller saw an effort deflected for a corner from 25 yards out . Lewis Crosbie was causing a regular threat and again Wallace done well to save from the Crossgates man . A good ball into the box found Nicholas Locke who’s attempt at goal was deflected for a corner . Ryan McDonald had the last effort on goal for the first half but his shot was deflected for a corner that came to nothing .
The visitors Cameron Ross had an effort early in the second half but Henderson saved comfortably . Broxburn increased their lead on 53 minutes when a long ball out from Wallace found Locke who sent Cameron Ross down the right and his cross was met at the back post by GORDON DONALDSON who headed past Henderson . Jack Beesley saw a cracking free kick head for the top left hand corner but Henderson tipped it round the post for a corner . With 65 minutes gone Shaun Harrison sent in a free kick from 30 yards out that went of the startled keeper for a corner . With 16 minutes remaining Alexander Miller left defenders in his wake as he cut into the box along the bye line , avoiding several tackles and he cut the ball across the box but the home defence cleared th ball from the danger area . Broxburn got their fourth on 76 minutes when Miller gathered the ball on the right and squared it into the middle of the box for CONNOR KELLY to fire home from eight yards . The homesters got a goal back with three minutes left and the Crossgates forwards carved open the defence before passing to LEWIS CROSBIE who slid the ball under the advancing keeper who accidently clashed with each other with the goalscorer picking up a bad injury that saw him go to get checked out at hospital . Crossgates were not finished as they quickly got an other when a ball into the box caught the visiting defence with their eye off the ball before LEWIS SAWER fired home in injury time . Two late goals were disappointing to loose but a good performance and team work were there to see and we hope we can take this on to Saturday’s game at Camelon in the league with a 2-30pm kick off .
|July 31, 2019||7:30 pm||East Premier League||2019/20|
|Team||1st Half||2nd Half||Goals|
KO 67 71 77 FT