DUNIPACE 1 MOULANGOU
BROXBURN ATH 4 OG ,MILLER (2) , LOCKE
Dunipace Alan ,Murphy (Gordon 70m) , Shanks , Galloway (Denholm 66m) , Dryden , McHaffie , Mack (Rodger 65m) , Stevenson , McFadden , Moulangou , Tulloch subs Balmer , McCafferty
Referee Mr Macrae
This was to be the first official match on Dunipace’s new ground and a fine set up they have got .It was Dunipace who made the first chance of the game when Ryan Mack made a good run down the right before sending a great ball across the visitor’s box but no one was there to take advantage . Broxburn took the lead on four minutes when a free kick 30 yards out on the left hand side was floated deep into the box by Jack Beasley the home defender turned the ball past his own keeper to give the visitors a gift start . It was two nil on nine minutes when ALEXANDER MILLER was sent through into the box on the left hand side he went past the keeper to the bye line then cur back past the recovering keeper and defender’s getting back on the line to fire home through a crowded near post to score . Craig Scott had an attempt for goal on 13 minutes but his effort went well over the bar Beasley sent Miller through again on 17 minutes but the striker’s shot went wide right . Two minutes later a rare attack on the visitors goal saw Barry Tulloch battle his way into the box before hitting his shot into the side netting .On 20 minutes Conor Kelly had a chance but as he made room for the shot the defence got back to clear the danger . Half way through the half and Beasley got down the left hand side before setting up Nicholas Locke who’s shot went wide left . Beasley himself saw a shot saved on 25 minutes . A minute later Miller pulled the best out of Jordan Alan in the host’s goal Aproaching the half hour mark and a short corner played to Locke saw the captain not get the full power behind the shot and Alan saved easily . Ross Nimmo and Andrew Gillen combined well down the right before the later sent a ball across the box that was turned behind for a corner . The corner came in and was defended for a corner at the other side . This corner was cleared but only as far as Gordon Donaldson who floated a ball into the box where ALEXANDER MILLER steered the ball with his head into the back of the net Aiden Stevenson tried his luck from 30 yards out but saw his effort go wide right .Kelly was set up by Miller on 39 minutes but Alan saved from the striker . As the half was coming to an end Nimmo and Gillen set up a chance from the right but the ball into the box was cleared for a corner . The corner came into the box and Miller got his head to it but his effort was cleared off the line . Jack Beasley had an opportunity before the half time whistle when a ball into the host’s box was cleared out to him but his shot went over the bar .
The second half started with Broxburn still taking the game to their opponents and Nimmo sent Locke into the box but his effort was cleared out for a corner . Fifty three minutes gone and Locke put a good ball into the box but there was no takers for the eccelent ball in . Broxburn thought they had added to the scoreline when two efforts were saved then blocked before Miller saw an effort bounce ,by all accounts over the line but spun back out and the referee gave no goal .(NO ASSISTANTS TODAY ) ,Scott saw an effort saved on 55 minutes . Aiden Stevenson made room for a shot 20 yards out but his effort went over the bar . Two minutes later Kelly provided Nimmo with a chance but his shot was blocked and cleared . On 59 minutes the game was put out of reach by the visitor’s when a free kick 25 yards out slightly left of centre was fired in over the wall into the top left hand corner by NICHOLAS LOCKE . Alan McFadden saw a effort from 20 yards go over the bar .Craig Scott almost caught Alan out when he had a free kick 35 yards out wide on the left ,when everyone was expecting a ball into the box the midfielder fired for goals just missing the left hand post with Alan no where near it in the goals . Miller and Scott Richards had chances saved then blocked on 71 minutes . Miller set up Scott on 73 minutes but his shot went just over the bar . With 11 minutes remaining Dunipace got a consolation when CHRIS MOULANGOU was sent into the box and he fired past the idle Connor Wallace to score . Two minutes later the same player got down the left and cut along the bye line before hitting the side net with an effort on goal . With six minutes left Nicholas Locke flighted a great ball from a free kick out on the right and Shaun Harrison knows he could have done better with his free header going wide right of the target . Miller saw a shot well saved on 86 minutes and when it broke to Scott Richards out on the left and he bent a great shot into the top right corner but it was just too high and struck the corner of the woodwork and bounced down into the arms of the grateful Alan . The last effort of the match came when Gregor Dryden had a shot from well out that went just over the bar . A semi final spot at home to Camelon is the reward for this victory with and we fully deserved to be there .A tough semi final in prospect but one I am sure the squad will be up for when it comes around .
|September 22, 2018
|ALEX JACK CUP
KO 60 64 FT