Kirriemuir Thistle 3 Russell , Duell (2)
Broxburn Ath 3 A.Miller (2) ,Gribben (won 4-3 on penalties )
Kirriemuir Th Diamond , Snowdown (Paterson 74m) , Drumm , Mudie ,Farquharson , Strachan (Tosh 87m) , Millar(Fyfe 82m) , Russell , Scott , O’Connor ,Duell Subs Duffy , Sloan
Broxburn Ath Wallace , Scott , Cole , Purves , Gavin , Linton , Nimmo , Locke , A.Miller , Gribben , McNaughton (Richards 76m) subs M.Millar , Browne
Referee Mr G. Soutar
KIRRIEMUIR took the game to their Superleague opponents from the off and after four minutes Darren Scott made a great run down the right and into the box where he saw his shot saved and Craig Purves was on hand to mop up and concede the corner . A minute later they did open the scoring when the pacey Scott got down the left and cut the ball back to STEWART RUSSELL on the edge of the box and he fired home into the bottom corner .At the other end two minutes later Sean Diamond made a double save first from Nimmo then from Miller to keep his side in front .The equaliser did come on eleven minutes when Nimmo sent Gribben down the left and a great ball into the box was met by ALEXANDER MILLER who made no mistake .This spurred the visitors on and two minutes later Broxburn took the lead in similar fashion as Gribben sent Captain Locke down the left and his ball cut across the box was again met by ALEXANDER MILLER who was clinical in his finish . The visitors were in charge and two minutes later Miller saw a shot just go over the bar when sent through on goal. A minute later Nimmo was through on goal and the keeper saved at the wingers feet . Half way through the half and Locke set up Ross Nimmo who saw the keeper save his attempt . Two minutes later Broxburn were to rue those missed chances as Kirrie Thistle drew level .A free kick out wide left was floated into the box and BRYAN DUELL rose to head home unchallenged to level the scores .Duell almost gave his side the lead when he shot after twisting his body, but saw his shot shave the left hand post . A corner by Gribben with six minutes to go of the half found Miller who saw his shot curl agonisingly just wide of the right upright with the keeper beaten .
Broxburn regained the advantage on 57 minutes when a crude foul on Nimmo set up a chance from a free kick just outside the box slightly wide right of centre .DARREN GRIBBEN stepped up to take the kick and fired into the top corner an unstoppable shot to the delight of his team mates . The hosts were not out of it and a quick free kick produced an opportunity but Wallace saved the shot . Just after the hour mark Darren Scott thought he had scored but Connor Wallace produced the save of the game tipping the ball over the bar .Miller had a chance when through on goal on 70 minutes but good defending thwarted the chance . The game was all square on 76 minutes a free kick into the box ,from wide left, was headed on to the right hand side of the box then headed back into the box where BRYAN DUELL made no mistake to equalise .The hosts had a couple of more chances to win the match first when Scott Drumm headed over from a corner and then Duell saw his hat trick attempt turned round the post for a corner . With no more scoring it was down to the dreaded penalty shoot out . Broxburn Went first through Alexander miller but shot over the bar .Darren Scott was next for the hosts and his shot towards the bottom corner was saved well by Connor Wallace ,Ross Nimmo was next to take a spot kick and he made no mistake . Adam O’Connor levelled when hitting the back of the net . .Darren Cole stuck the next penalty away confidently ,Blair Mudie was next for the hosts and he sent the ball past the left hand post . Darren Gribben fired home his kick followed by Darren Duell of Kirrie . Craig Purves stepped up to win the tie for “The Burn ” but saw his shot saved .John Farquharson scored for the hosts to take it to sudden death .Craig Scott made no mistake from the spot leaving substitute Derek Paterson to keep his side in the cup but saw his shot saved by Connor Wallace . An entertaining game with goals galore just glad to get past a difficult tie and into the third round .