Forfar West End. 1 McKenzie
Broxburn Athletic 2 Murray (2)
Forfar West End Burns , Ogg (C.Walls 84m) , D.Robertson , George , Rae (Hart 71m ) , G.Robertson , Van Der Kuhl , McKenzie , Montgomery , Petrie , Reynolds (Stephen 65m) subs A.Walls , Simpson
Referee Mr S.Leslie Assistants Mr M.Crichton , Miss A Hendry
Broxburn started brightly and in the opening minute Alexander Murray and Ross Nimmo worked a good one two with Nimmo’s effort being deflected for a corner . On eight minutes The home side broke away with Montgomery passing through the defence intended for Reynolds but the pass was too strong and Shaun Donoghue gathered easily . A minute later the visitors were awarded a free kick 23 yards out after a foul on Nimmo but the free kick was crashed off the defensive wall . The home side took the lead on 13 minutes with counter attacking football Robbie George sped down the left hand side beyond the chasing defence and when in the box he squared it across the six yard box to DARYL McKENZIE who slotted home unchallenged from six yards out at the back right hand post . Broxburn got on level terms half way through the half when a Scot Richards corner to the edge of the box and found Alexander Miller who’s goal ward header was met by the head of ALEXANDER MURRAY who steered the ball away from the keeper into the top left hand corner . Just after the half hour mark Scott Richards was unlucky to see his shot shave the outside of the left hand post . Nicholas Locke made a good run down the right hand side on 33 minutes and his cross into the box was scrambled clear by the home defence under pressure . On 38 minutes Murray turned and shot but Darryl Burns saved well . On the break away Townsley got back to block an effort from Mathew Reynolds . The visitors took the lead on 40 minutes when a ball through to ALEXANDER MURRAY who’s determination got the better of both defender and goalkeeper to slide the ball into the empty net . A minute later Locke got down the right hand side again and an excellent ball into the box was saved by Burns .
Two minutes into the second half and a corner played in found Miller who laid it off to Chris Townsley who shot over the bar . On fifty minutes good play down the right by miller saw Burns at his best to cut out the cross . Before the hour mark Miller tried to play in his strike partner Murray but was just too strong with the pass and it went out for a bye kick . Thirty three minutes gone and Broxburn played the ball down the right with Miller’s cross being turned behind for a corner . The corner came in and Miller saw his shot well saved by Burns before his defence cleared for a throw in .From the throw in Kieran Anderson got the ball and made room before shooting to which Burns again saved and kept his side in the game . Three quarters of the game gone and Murray put a great ball through to Anderson but the advancing keeper again saved his side . Nicholas Locke got down the right again two minutes later but his cross was dealt with by the defence . Locke saw an attempt at goal on 72 minutes go well wide of the target . Alexander Murray laid the ball off to Scott Richards who in turn laid it back to the striker who’s shot went over the bar . Anderson made a good run into the box with 12 minutes left but his shot hit the side netting . Gordon Donaldson sent a pass through to Anderson who’s shot was just wide right of the target from the left hand side . Miller saw a header from a long ball into the box easily saved with seven minutes left . Forfar should have equalised on 85 minutes when Montgomery’s cross field pass from left to the back right of the box found Marc Van Der Kuhl but he rushed his shot and sent it very wide right of goals .Miller created a chance with two minutes left and ran across the box before seeing shot turned behind for a corner . Broxburn pressed for more goals right to the end with a lengthy injury time due to the bad injury to Forfar’s David Rae but no more goals were forthcoming . We wish David a speedy recovery from what looks a nasty injury and he will be back playing soon . A comfortable win today and one to build on going into the remainder of the season starting with a trip to Kennoway Star next week .
|April 28, 2018
|East Region Super League
|Forfar West End
KO 60 72 79 FT