Haddington Ath v Broxburn Ath

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Tonight we return to league action , with a trip down the A1where we take on Haddington Athletic in the EOSFL Premier Division .Broxburn make 4 changes to the team that defeated Lesmahagow in the South Challenge Cup on Saturday . Darren Downie , Ben Davidson , Nick Locke and Greg page come in for Greg Binnie , Dan Nimmo, Liam Campbell and Ross Nimmo .

Home side Haddington Athletic lie in 4th place going into this one , level with rivals Dunbar United and 1 point behind 2nd place Jeanfield Swifts . In their last fixture , they lost at home to Sauchie 3-2 in league action on Saturday the 7th October .

Haddington Athletic are in marron and sky blue kit and playing 4-3-3 .

Broxburn are in gold strips , black shorts and gold and black socks and are playing 3-5-2 .

Good start for Broxburn in the early stages . Good running by Marky Munro who drives forward but has no options and is eventually cleared by Haddington . Marky Munro gets to the byeline and delivers a good cross in . It’s forced for a corner . From the corner Conor Thomson nearly catches out the keeper McLellan who dives to  push it away. it ends up coming back to corner taker  Thomson who shoots way over on the volley.

21 minutes in and we have the first real effort of the game comes from Haddington as Guy McGarry shoots wide of the left hand .

GOAL! Darren Downie wins the ball in the corner . He finds BEN DAVIDSON  who’s powerful effort beats McLellan for the opener on 23 minutes

HADDINGTON ATHLETIC  0

BROXBURN ATHLETIC 1 ( Davidson )

Nearly an early equaliser for Haddington . Gary Windram drives down the right . He cuts it over for Guy McGarry who skies it over the bar for the home side .

ben Davidson wins the ball high up the park but he cant find Darren Downie and Haddington Clear .

sub Broxburn Nick Locke off  Callum Heath on  38 minutes.

Another Haddington half chance Gary Windram puts his effort wide of the left hand post

HALF TIME HADDINGTON 0 BROXBURN ATHLETIC 1

Marky Munro finds Callum Heath in a central position . He takes good touch but shoots way over the bar .

Good period for the home side . had a lot of the ball since half time , but  Broxburn  have defended well .

sub Broxburn Dan Nimmo for Conor Thomson  63 minutes

Shouts for a penalty . Good hold up play by Gary Brass who finds Andrew Gillen , his low cross is for Darren Downie  who goes down under the challenge . Referee Duff say’s no penalty .

sub Broxburn  Greg Binnie for Greg Page  69 minutes .

Broxburn’s Darren Downie cautioned on 74 minutes for a foul . From the free kick Haddington’s Ali Simpson hit the side netting from a ball over .

Bit of a pushing and Shoving match on the far side , see’s Broxburn’s Andy Gillen and Haddington’s Ross Young both booked  on 75 minutes .

Good work by Greg Binnie on the left hand side who uses his strength to go beyond Corey Robinson and draw the foul . Free Kick comes to nothing . Callum Heath picks up centrally and shoots wide of the target .Straight red for Haddington’s Seamus Russell for a high challenge on Marky Munro in the 85th minute  .

Huge shouts for a penalty from the home support as Ali Simpson goes down from a long ball . Shot by Ross King is just over the bar for the home side .

Broxburn hang on for a huge result on the road , against a very good side to put us 4 clear at the top of the table  . FULL  TIME HADDINGTON ATHLETIC 0 BROXBURN ATHLETIC 1

REFEREE MR. S. DUFF    ASSISTANTS  MR .B. BRACKLEY  , MR. L. QUINTON

Details

Date Time League Season
October 18, 2023 7:30 pm East Premier League 2023/24 2023/24

Venue

Away

Result

Club1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Haddington Athletic000
Broxburn Athletic101

KO KO 23 38 45 63 69 74 75 75 79 82 86 87 FT

League Table

PosClubPPts
1Broxburn Athletic2561
2Musselburgh Athletic2451
3Hutchieson Vale2749
4Jeanfield Swifts2346
5Dunbar United2344
6Sauchie Juniors2542
7Hill of Beath2538
8Haddington Athletic2637

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