DUNDONALD BLUEBELL 2 McKENZIE , DALL
BROXBURN ATHLETIC 3 MILLER (3)
Dundonald Bluebell Lennox , Durie , Drummond , Mackie , Wallace , Gay , Rogerson (Kelly 58m), McKenzie (Donald 85m) , Smith , Cargill , Ness (Dall 62m) , subs Ross , Hendry , Campbell
Referee Mr S.Luke Assistants Mr T. Roberts ,Mr O.Roberts
With the pitch just passing a inspection prior to kick off conditions were going to be difficult for both sides . Broxburn started well and got an opening on 3 minutes when a ball was put into the box from the right but the home defence cleared the danger . On five minutes Craig Scott set up Nicholas Locke who turned and shot just wide right of the target . John Grant laid a ball off to Alexander Miller who shot wide left . The home side’s first real effort came on 13 minutes when a ball in from the left was met by Calum Smith who gave Connor Wallace the easiest of saves to make . Cameron ross shot wide left at the other end a minute later . Great football on sixteen minutes saw Cameron Ross with a chance that he put just over the bar . Half way through the half a free kick into the box was met by the head of Lewis McKenzie who should have done better than head wide left unchallenged . Craig Scott saw a powerfull effort parried by the keeper and cleared by his defence on 24 minutes . A well worked corner saw the ball get played out short to Ross who’s shot was turned round the post at full stretch by James Lennox in the Dundonald Goal . Broxburn should have gone 1 up on 38 minutes when a ball into the box saw Michael Linton clear six yards out but with the goals to pick from he shot straight at the keeper who stopped and cleared the danger . Nicholas Locke saw a free kick turned behind for a corner with five minutes of the half remaining . In the last minute of the half Christopher Townsley saw a hopeful cross almost sneak under the bar but Lennox looked lively to tip the ball over the bar .
Dundonald had the first chance of the second half on Fifty minutes when a good ball into the Broxburn box found James Mackie who had time to turn and shoot but saw his effort shave the right hand post . The opening goal came on 55minutes when Gordon Donaldson sent in a good ball to Nicholas Locke in the box and as he got the luck of the break it then fell to ALEXANDER MILLER who made no mistake firing home . It was 2-0 ten minutes later with the visitors well on top .This time Craig Scott set up ALEXANDER MILLER who fired home into the bottom right hand corner giving Lennox no chance . Broxburn took their eye of the ball for a period as the home side came back into the game and Calum Smith forced a good save on 66 minutes . They got back into the game on 71 minutes when a cross field pass from the left saw Calum Smith in acres of space inside the 18 yard box before forcing Wallace into a good save but the ball broke to Substitute KIERAN DALL who headed home . It was all square on 80 minutes when Smith was again the provider this time setting up LEWIS McKENZIE who made no mistake . Broxburn stepped up the game again and both Locke and Scott had efforts on goal . The deserved winner came with five minutes left Nicholas Locke made a good run down the right before cutting along the byeline and crossing to ALEXANDER MILLER to head home to complete his hat trick on his birthday . Stuart Cargill forced a good save out of Wallace with a couple of minutes left but would not have counted as he was offside . In the last minute A Greg Binnie effort was saved and the ball broke to Jack Beesley who hit the back of the net but was adjudged to have been offside when the ball was put through . A deserved three points for the visitors in dreadful conditions but credit to the both teams for their commitment to football and gave the referee no reason to reach for his book .
|December 14, 2019||2:30 pm||East Premier League||2019/20|
|Team||1st Half||2nd Half||Goals|
KO 55 60 71 85 88 FT