Dunbar United v Broxburn Athletic



Attendance 320


It was another trip along the bypass on Tuesday night for Broxburn. Dubar United were the host in what was a huge game in our title charge.

Dunbar United lie in 5TH place in the EOSFL Premier Division, two points behind Jeanfield Swifts and 5 points behind 3rd place Hutchison Vale with 4 games in hand. In the clubs last match, they beat Hutchison Vale away at Ainslie Park 3-2 in league action, on Saturday the 10th of April.

Broxburn make 3 changes that drew 1-1 with Hill of Beath last Saturday. In come Marcus Miller, Kieran Moyles & Nick Locke. They replace, Andy Black, Greg Page and Callum Heath.

Dunbar United are in black and white stripes, black shorts and black and white socks. They start with a 4-5-1 formation.

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

Broxburn are first to threaten on the 4th minute. Nick Locke takes a good touch, turns, and drives forward. He drags his shot just wide of the left-hand post.

On 8 minutes, Ross Nimmo finds Gary Brass in space in the box. Just as he Is about to shoot, Dunbar United’s defender Michael Barfoot makes an important block and Dunbar clear.

On 16 minutes, Errol Douglas shoots just wide of target.

Dunbar United threaten for the first time on 21 minutes. A Gordon Harris cross finds Bob Berry, whose header is caught by Broxburn keeper Bob Watt.

On 33 minutes, Lewis Turner is booked. As he is down on the ground after a challenge, Dunbar United’s Barfoot hits Turner in the back with the ball. Lot of pushing and shoving and referee Buchan flashes yellows too both players.

Chance Dunbar on 35 minutes. Gordon Harris finds Taylor Hendry whose shot is over the bar.

Broxburn have a goal ruled out. Gary Brass latches on to an Ali Jones cross and pokes home. But the linesman flags for offside.

So unlucky from Dunbar United’s number Sean Stewart on 40 minutes. His dipping shot from 30 yards hits the bar.


On 47 minutes, Lewis Turner’s cross finds Steven Anderson whose header at the back post is wide.

Next in referee Buchan’s book is Dunbar United’s Taylor Hendry on 52 minutes.

A 55-minute corner from Lewis Turner finds Gary Brass who’s deflected corner hits the side netting. From the resulting corner, Lewis Turner delivers a good cross again for Brass whose header is saved well by Dunbar United keeper Sean Brannan.

GOAL! Broxburn take the lead. Marky Munro’s cross from the right finds Errol Douglas in space. The big striker dinks it over Sean Brennan who is of his line and finds the back of the net. Some finish by Douglas!


BROXBURN ATHLETIC 1 (Errol Douglas-62 Minutes)

Chance for Gary Brass on 63 minutes. The Broxburn number 14 volleys his effort wide of the right-hand post.

Dunbar are very close to an equaliser on 65 minutes. Barfoot’s free kick is headed down for Grant Thomson whose effort is inches wide for the hosts.

Next in the book is Dunbar United’s Sean Stewart for a foul on Lewis Turner on 69 minutes.

On 72 minutes, Ross Nimmo is played in with a great pass from Ali Jones. Nimmo takes a touch and drags his effort just wide of target.

Next in the referee’s book is Marcus Miller for a foul on 75 minutes.


ON-Bryan Mwangi

OFF- Ross Nimmo

On 82 minutes, Gary Brass’s effort is pushed away by Brannan.

A swerving 25-yard striker from Ali Jones is saved by Sean Brennon. Fantastic save by the Dunbar keeper.

GOAL! Broxburn have a second. Bryan Mwangi finds Ali Jones. The right wingers shot is saved by Sean Brennan again. But on the rebound, unlikely hero Marcus Miller knocks in the rebound.


BROXBURN ATHLETIC 2 (Marcus Miller-87 Minutes)

GOAL! Dunbar pull one back. Good control and finish from Brandon Archibald, to give the hosts hope.

DUNBAR UNITED 1 (Archibald-91 Minutes)


But its Broxburn who travel back along the A1 with a huge 3 points, in our search for the league title.


BROXBURN ATHLETIC 2 (Douglas & Miller)


REFEREE- Mr Buchan

ASSISTANTS-Mr Simpson & Mr MacFadyen


Date Time League Season
April 16, 2024 7:30 pm East Premier League 2023/24 2023/24




Club1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Dunbar United011
Broxburn Athletic022

KO KO 33 33 51 62 66 66 71 76 79 79 82 87 88 90 FT

League Table

1Broxburn Athletic2971
2Musselburgh Athletic2963
3Jeanfield Swifts2856
4Hutchieson Vale2955
5Dunbar United2853
6Sauchie Juniors2951
7Hill of Beath2944
8Haddington Athletic2943



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