EDINBURGH UNITED 1
BROXBURN ATHLETIC 3 DONALDSON , MILLER (2)
Edinburgh United Walker , Kerr (Grieve 68m ) , Murray , Spalding , Guiney , Conlon , , Mckinlay , Auriemma (Flynn 83m) , Swanney (Robertson 70m ), Redpath , Ritchie , subs Watson ,Henderson , Hanratty
Broxburn started well enough with Craig Scott firing in a free kick in the first minute that Darren Walker in the hosts goal clutched out the air with ease . Cameron Ross put a good ball across the box on four minutes with Craig Spalding turned the ball over his own bar . The home side came in to the game with the visitors falling out of it a bit and a minute later James Redpath fired a shot wide left from 18 yards out . Stephane Murray made room before crossing into the box it was cleared out as far as Craig Spalding who saw his shot just miss the target on the left .Ross Nimmo put a good ball through to Alexander Miller who saw his shot go just over the bar . The home side took the lead on 25 minutes when a ball into the visitors box was not properly cleared and when the ball fell to JAMES REDPATH on the edge of the box he fired it past Connor Wallace to the delight of his team mates . This should have been the wake up call the visitors needed and on 25 minutes Gordon Donaldson got down the right and fired a good ball across the hosts box but there were no team mates there to connect . With ten minutes left Miller burst into the box and his shot was deflected wide left by the tackling Edinburgh United defender .The visitors should have gone in at half time on level terms when Ross Nimmo got to the bye line after a mistake in the home defence on the right hand side and he picked out Miller at the back post who’s header went over the open goal with everyone expecting the net to ripple .
The second half started with more purpose for the visitors and Nimmo fired a shot wide right of the target after 2 minutes . Two minutes later at the other end Daniel McKinlay got into the right hand side of the box but pulled his shot wide of the left hand post . Broxburn got on level terms when winning a corner on the right the initial attempt at goal came off the bar but fell to GORDON DONALDSON 5 yards out to prod the ball home on fifty minutes .Another near chance for the visitors on 56 minutes when Dominico Gibson shot over the bar as the visitors went for the winner . Ross Nimmo was getting down the right hand side and again he put a great ball into the danger area on 63 minutes but the home defence dealt with it and cleared the danger . A couple of minutes later a ball into the edge of the box found Miller try an overhead kick but the attempt went tamely past the left hand post . The same player got down the right hand side and with other options in the box he fired a shot wide left from the right hand side of the box . A free kick in from Nimmo found Cameron Ross who saw his shot saved . The visitors took the lead with four minutes left of normal time when a ball in from the right hand side found ALEXANDER MILLER on the edge of the box who turned and shot past the stranded keeper .Broxburn protected their lead with a short corner on full time that eventually saw Miller shoot and Walker was forced to save at his bottom right hand corner . In injury time the points were sealed whe a ball over the home defence was met by the on running ALEXANDER MILLER who shrugged off the defender that was challenging him before sending the ball past the keeper and ease the visitors worries of any equaliser .
Not the best performance today but three points keep’s us top and if we can pick up points when not at our best then take it and move on .Next week’s game at home to Preston Athletic in the league gives us a chance to up the performance rating and keep our place at the top .
|January 19, 2019||2:00 pm||East of Scotland 'C'||2018/19|
|Team||1st Half||2nd Half||Goals|
KO 58 58 83 FT