DUNBAR UNITED 1 TAIT
BROXBURN ATHLETIC 2 MILLER , DONALDSON
Dunbar United Laing , Kean , Peden , McFarlane , Szemis , Ingram ( Tait 13m) , McTernan , Fiddler (Chapman 62m ) , McLaren , McCraw , Cropley (Ballantyne 70m ) , subs Neave , Harley , McCathie , Johnstone
Referee Mr J. Gall assistants Mr C.Ferguson , Mr R. Gordon
Broxburn started very well and early on Cameron Ross showed he was in the mood when getting to the byeline and forcing an early corner . Fraser McLaren made a good run down the right for the hosts but his excellent ball into the danger area found no takers on nine minutes . Liam Peden made a good run into the box that Connor Wallace saved well before John Grant cleared the danger . On 29 minutes Scott Richards sent in a free kick that caused mayhem in the box before the home defence cleared off the line . The opening goal did come after 31 minutes when ALEXANDER MILLER got into the box before being brought down and the on form striker made no mistake from the spot . Within three minutes both Richards and Ross saw shots blocked and cleared as Broxburn turned the screw . Miller saw an attempt deflected for a corner on 39 minutes . Cameron Ross , two minutes later , saw a shot well saved from point blank by Daniel Laing in the hosts goal . The first half was running down and Ross saw a shot go just over the bar from a corner . Dunbar could have equalised when a corner into the box was cleared off the line by Donaldson . The last opportunity of the half fell to Scott Richards who was set up by Ross but the big keeper pulled off another save to keep his side in the game .
Early in the second half a ball into the box was cleared off Miller’s head by the defence as the striker was about to steer the ball home . Lloyd Fiddler tried an effort from 30 yards out but went harmlessly over the bar . With 51 minutes on the clock a Richards throw in found Ross who saw an other fine save at the expense of a corner . From the corner GORDON DONALDSON headed the ball past a crowded six yard box into the net . A Richards free kick into the box was met by Grant Gavin but once more the keeper showed his worth to the home side . This was the procedure for the second half with Ross and Miller finding it difficult to get past Laing . The home side got back into the game on 76 minutes when a ball into the box was bundled over by STEVEN TAIT . . Unfortunately for the goal scorer that was his last contribution to the game when three minutes later he received a second yellow card for a rash tackle on Richards three minutes later .The game was bit one sided with Laing continuing to defy the Broxburn Strikers . Dunbar could have sent the game into extra time in the last minute when a ball into the box found the visitors defence posted missing and Fraser McLaren had a free header four yards out that he will be disappointed about as it went past the right hand post .
|October 12, 2019||2:30 pm||South Challenge Cup||2019/20|
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