JEANFIELD SWIFTS 2 F.SMITH , S.SMITH
BROXBURN ATH 0
Jeanfield Swift Mitchell , McLaren (S.Smith 30) , Anton (Mollison 72m), Whitehead , Deane , Dewar (F.Smith 77m) Scott , Dodd , Holden , Simpson , Fergus . subs Donovan , Leith , Davies , Mackie ,
Referee Mr G. MacRae Assistants Mr D. Fearn , Mr K. Laird
The home side carved out the first opportunity on 7 minutes when Connor MacLaren got down the left before sending a ball across the box that Connor Wallace cut out gathering safely .Craig Scott saw a shot three minutes later being parried by Mark Mitchell in the Swifts goal before his defence cleared the danger . Andrew Gillen played a good ball in from the right for Scott who’s cross into the box could not be directed goal ward by the head of Nicholas Locke and the ball went wide left of the target . A minute later at the other end a good ball in from the right found the head of Gary Fergus who should have done better than send his header over the bar . MacLaren set up Robbie Holden but the latter’s header was well saved by Wallace . Just before the half hour mark a corner into the box was cleared by Christopher Townsley but only as far as Connor MacLaren who’s shot went just wide left .A corner for the hosts was cleared out but only as far as Christopher Scott who’s shot was attempted to be diverted goal ward by Christopher Anton but he turned it wide right . Tradgedy struck with seven minutes of the half remaing when Conor Kelly went down after a challenge and the game was stopped as fear of a serious injury was quickly established .The game was held up for almost 45 minutes before restarting the remaining 7 minutes of the half after Conor was taken by Ambulance to Perth hospital . With two minutes of the half remaining a good ball into the box was met by Nicholas Locke who knocked it to Greg Binnie who in turn headed wide right of the target to the disappointment of the striker .
Early in the second half Paul Simpson created room before shooting from the edge of the box just over the bar . On 55 minutes a great ball through to Locke from Binnie was thwarted by the advancing keeper who done enough to divert the ball for a corner with Locke ready to strike . Christopher Dodd forced a good save from Wallace on 58 minutes . At the other end Craig Scott saw an attempt at goal well saved . The opening goal came a minute later when a shot from Holden was well saved by Wallace and it broke out to SCOTT SMITH who fired into the bottom left hand corner . A good free kick into the box found the head of Greg Binnie but it went wide left . Ross Nimmo had a shot that went wide right with 11 minutes remaing in the darkening gloom . With 7 minutes left Jeanfield sealed the points when Scott Smith was brought down by Michael Linton in the box and FRASER SMITH scored from the spot kick awarded . The visitors pressed to get back in the game but the Jeanfield defence held out under pressure with chances being created for the visitors but none finding the back of the net . Not a good day for us or indeed Conor Kelly who was diagnosed as having dislocated his arm and not as complicated or as bad as was first feared .He was released from hospital later that evening with his arm repositioned and pain killers . We wish him a speedy recovery .
|December 8, 2018||1:30 pm||East of Scotland 'C'||2018/19|
|Team||1st Half||2nd Half||Goals|
KO 39 77 FT