DUNBAR UNITED 1 BALLANTYNE (PEN)
BROXBURN ATHLETIC 0
Dunbar Utd McCathie , Thomson , Peden , Szems , Harley (Gordon 86m) , Ingram , Fiddler , Handling , McLaren , Ballantyne , Tait ( King 75m) , subs McCraw , Hastie , Johnstone .
Referee Mr R. Lee Assistants Mr I. Gallacher ,Mr W. Chadwick
Broxburn started well and in two minutes a crossfield left to right ball from Craig Scott to Cameron Ross saw the big forward get into the box before being thwarted by the defender who got in to clear for a corner . The corner in from the right was met by the head of Grant Gavin but it went just over the bar . Craig Scott screwed a shot wide after eight minutes . On 16 minutes Liam Peden saw a free kick from 30 yards out saved and finally cleared by Craig Purves . Just before the half hour mark good play saw a chance go when Keith Tait got to the ball first as it was whipped across the box and he turned it back for a corner . The corner in was met by Grant Gavin but his awkward shot just went wide left of the target . A minute later good play was finished with a Nicholas Locke effort going over the bar from thirty yards out . Cameron Ross forced a good save on 32 minutes from Liam McCathie in the hosts goal . Two minutes later at the other end Darren Handling put a good ball in to the box for Dean Ballantyne who saw his shot go just past after Wallace got his finger tips to his deflected shot . The opening goal came with five minutes remaining of the half when Fraser McLaren was in on goals before being upended by the advancing Wallace . DEAN BALLANTYNE stepped up and made no mistake from the spot . Broxburn should have equalised on the stroke of half time when Scott Richards put a good ball through into the box for Dominico Gibson who saw his cross parried out into the path of Cameron Ross on the right hand side of the box but his shot was pulled wide right of the target .
Dunbar could have been awarded another penalty two minutes into the second half when Wallace came out to dive at the feet of Dean Ballantyne but this time got the ball . On 49 minutes a corner in from the left was met by Gordon Donaldson but his header went wide left of the target . With 52 minutes on the clock a long ball into Conor Kelly who turned the ball goalwards but it looped just over the bar . Fraser McLaren burst into the box but Wallace stopped him in his tracks blocking the shot from six yards away for a corner . on 59 minutes Liam Peden got into the box on the left but his tight angle shot hit the side netting . Gordon Donaldson saw a shot deflect past for a corner on 63 minutes as Broxburn pressed for the equaliser . Wallace pulled of a good save a minute later atr the other end from McLaren . Broxburn had a chance to level when Alexander Miller was brought down in the box when going for the ball but Jack Beasley’s penalty straight down the middle was saved by Liam McCathie’s trailing high leg . With over half an hour of the second half gone great play saw Locke end up forcing a great save from McCathie . Another chance was thwarted by a fantastic save when a Donaldson effort looked to be hitting the back of the net before McCathie some how got over to turn the ball wide of the danger area . Broxburn were handed another opportunity from the spot this time Locke was brought down going into the box . Conor Kelly this time struck a good penalty but Liam McCathie pulled off a great save and kept his side in front and put them through to the next round away to Jeanfield swifts . Cant win games if we don’t take our opportunities and today was a frustrating one in front of goals today . We put this behind us and prepare for a big fortnight in the season with our last two league games away to Ormiston and Stirling University (eos )
|April 6, 2019||2:30 pm||League Cup||2018/2019|
|Team||1st Half||2nd Half||Goals|
KO 58 58 77 FT