JEANFIELD SWIFTS 0
BROXBURN ATHLETIC 2 Kelly , Miller
Jeanfield Swifts Mitchell , Reid , McLaren (Scott 73m) , Whitehead , Deans , Mackie , Anton , Dodd , Holden (Donavan 79m) , Simpson (Davies 65m) , Fergus . subs Yates , Leith , Mackenzie , Dewar
Referee Mr S.Lambie assistants Mr M.Crichton , Mr A.Finnigan
In the first embers of the game Alexander Miller got down the right and fired across into the box but the home defence cleared the danger .In four minutes Aaron Whitehead saw a shot deflected over for a corner for the home side . Gary Fergus tried his luck from 20 yards but Shaun Harrison blocked his shot and the chance was cleared . After a quarter of an hour a through ball to Miller who saw his attempt saved and when the ball broke to Ross Nimmo he shot over the bar .Alexander Miller was given a chance just inside the box on 21 minutes but Mark Mitchell in the host’s goal saved well for a corner . The corner came into the box and was cleared out as far as CONOR KELLY who steadied himself before sending the ball into the bottom left hand corner through a crowded box to open the scoring . Just after the half hour mark Jeanfield should have equalised when a ball into the near left post spun through the box and landed at the feet of Paul Simpson who blasted the ball towards the goal from 12 yards but Gordon Donaldson threw himself at the shot to block the effort and the ball was cleared . Gordon Donaldson got on the end of a corner at the back post but Mitchell turned the ball over the bar on 34 minutes . Nicholas Locke got down the right with four minutes left of the half and sent a great ball across the box that found Nimmo at the back left of the box but his ball in was spoiled when Kelly was adjudged to have fouled while trying to get on the end of the cross back in .
The second half started with the home side desperately trying to get back on level terms and three minutes into the half a good ball into box from the right was falling at the feet of Robbie Holden when Michael Linton put in a timely tackle to clear the danger just as the striker was ready to pull the trigger . The hosts thought they had scored when Lewis Mackie got the ball thirty yards out strolled forward before firing in a shot that crashed of the left hand post with Paul Simpson firing wide of the same post from the rebound . At the other end on 56 minutes a corner into the box was met by the head of Miller but the strikers effort was cleared of the line . A good ball into the box on 68 minutes was just to far in front of Robbie Holden who was probably offside anyway had he made contact . Nicholas Locke saw a shot well saved for a corner on 70 minutes . On the counter attack from a Broxburn corner the home side forced a corner for themselves .The ball was sent in to the back post and Rhys Davies shot was saved at the post by Wallace and cleared out the box by his defence . Ross Nimmo put a good ball into the back post which caught out Jack Beasley and the chance went a begging . Jack Beasley set up Locke in the box but Mitchell saved well at the expense of a corner on 84 minutes . A minute later the visitors relieved the pressure when Chris Townsley up the park for a corner rescued a ball out on the right and his ball out to Beasley on the corner of the box on the left hand side the substitute lobbed a ball into the box for ALEXANDER MILLER to glance a header into the net .Jeanfield pressed to try rescue the cup tie and came close when Rhys Davies made a good run into the box before firing a shot goal bound but Connor Wallace was not going to get beat today as he saved well turning the ball round the right hand post for a corner .A really good cup tie that had everyone on their toes from the off played at a high tempo by both sides and good football played as well .Last eight awaits the visitors with the draw still to be made ,lets hope we can get a home draw for a change .
|September 1, 2018||2:30 pm||ALEX JACK CUP||2018/19|
|Team||1st Half||2nd Half||Goals|
KO 69 84m FT