INVERKEITHING HILLFIELD SWIFTS 1
BROXBURN ATHLETIC 4 SCOTT,NIMMO,ROSS(pen),BINNIE
Inverkeithing Hillfield Swifts Wortley , O’Connor , Francis , McCann , Reid , Griffin , Russell , Houston (Kay 74m) , Cowie (Sullivan 80m) , Hamilton (Smith 82m) , Murray subs Brough , Malapira , Duffy , Shaw
Referee Mr E. Cairns , assistants Mr E. Walls and Mr A. Brown
On a very windy arena this game was going to be tough with strong winds blowing slightly across the park .it was the visitors who had the element advantage at kick off .The first chance how ever fell to the hosts in the first minute when Ryan O’Connor and his good ball into the box from the bye line had to be cleared before any off his team mates got near the ball . Broxburn took the lead on 4 minutes when Dominico Gibson had a throw in on the left he threw to Conor Kelly ,making his return after a long lay off , who laid it back to CRAIG SCOTT thirty yards out and he caught it sweet firing into the top right hand corner giving Ross Wortley in goals no chance . A minute later at the other end Scott Russell twisted through challenges in the box before firing off a shot that Connor Wallace saved . Ross Nimmo got down the right on 11 minutes and his ball into the box was cleared out to Scott but this time his shot vent over the bar from similar position from where he scored his goal . O’Connor got down the right hand side two minutes later and his cross found Calum Murray who saw his shot deflected for a corner . Just after the quarter hour mark a short free kick to Gibson saw him pull his shot wide right from 20 yards out on the left . Half way through the half Nicholas Locke sent a free kick over the bar . Good play between Locke and Miller sent a ball into Connor Kelly who’s glancing header went over the bar . Cameron Rioss forced a good save after being set up by Nicholas Locke . Broxburn doubled their lead three minutes before the break when Cameron Ross passed to ROSS NIMMO out on the left he cut inside and from 20 yards out left of the goals he curled a shot high into the net another goal of Quality . Just before the break the hosts looked to certain to get a goal back when Calum Murray got in the box and just as he was about to pull the trigger Andrew Gillen got across and his tackle was timed to perfection and he cleared the danger .
Greg Binnie on at half time almost opened his account on his return in quick time but Wortley saved well from his shot two minutes after the restart .Despite playing the second half against the wind Broxburn were taking the game to their hosts .On 49 minutes a corner into the box was cleared out only as far as Nimmo but his shot was well left of the target . Alexander Miller got down the right and his excellent ball into the box was cut out for a corner . The corner came into the box and Miller saw his attempt at goal go just wide right of the target . The Swifts got back into the game on the hour mark when a free kick wide right and about 15 yards out from the bye line .JOHN FRANCIS stepped up to take it and he fired a rocket into the roof of the net . Connor Wallace done well to save from Scott Russell two minutes later . The Swifts had their tails up and on 66 minutes good play saw the ball into the box and Murray crashed a attempt of the woodwork before the ball was cleared . Miller set up Ross on 67 minutes but Wortley saved well . Nicholas Locke made a good run and his shot was well saved on 75 minutes .Miller saw a shot saved 2 minutes later . On 81 minutes greg binnie could not get the ball over the line when the loose ball came off him and bounced of the post before being cleared . Shaun Harrison sent a great pass to Locke who turned well but sent his shot just over the bar . Broxburn eased the pressure with two minutes remaining of the ninety when a long ball into the box was about to be brought down by Alexander Miller when he was bundled to the ground and the referee had no option to award the penalty to which CAMERON ROSS stepped up and kept up his record of scoring from the spot since he signed from Leith Athletic . With the last touch of the ball a ball into the host box deep into injury time eventually was forced over the line by GREG BINNIE . A 4-1 win on paper is good but the hosts made it difficult for us today and we will wrap the points up safely and stay top of the league and move on .
|February 9, 2019||2:30 pm||East of Scotland 'C'||2018/19|
|Team||1st Half||2nd Half||Goals|
|Inverkeithing Hillfield Swifts||0||1||1|
KO 45 73 82 FT