Leith Athletic v Broxburn Athletic

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Attendance 110

LEITH ATHLETIC VS BROXBURN ATHLETIC

After a poor result last weekend, we looked to bounce back with a win this weekend. Leith Athletic are the opposition away at Meadowbank in the East of Scotland League Cup 2nd round.

Leith Athletic lie in 8th position in the East of Scotland First Division. In their last game, they defeated Arniston Rangers 5-1 at Meadowbank on Saturday the 19th of March.

Broxburn make 5 changes to the side who lost To Inverkeithing Swifts. In comes Steven Anderson, Ali Jones, Gary Brass, Connor Thomson and Bryan Mwangi who signed on loan from Dundee United yesterday. They replace Ross Nimmo, Errol Douglas, Darren Downie, Ben Davidson and Marcus Miller.

Leith Athletic are in all red and playing a 4-3-3 formation.

Broxburn are in their changed kit. Gold and black shirts, black shorts and black and gold socks and start with a 4-3-3 formation.

The hosts are first to threaten on 2 minutes. Sonny Swanson drives down the right and his cross finds Stephen Scott who shoots wide of the right-hand post.

8 minutes in, Broxburn captain Nick Locke delivers a good cross that finds Gary Brass. The Broxburn number 14 shoots wide of target from close range.

A good delivery from a Leith corner finds Sean Reekie who heads just wide on 15 minutes.

On 21 minutes, Broxburn came close again. A great delivery from Ali Jones from a corner finds veteran centre back Steven Anderson whose shot is cleared of the line.

A minute later, Conor Thomson’s cross is punched out for a throw in by Leith keeper Jamie Smith.

Another teasing cross by Conor Thomson is pushed clear by Leith Athletic keeper Jamie Smith on 28 minutes.

On 32 minutes, a rare Steven Anderson mistake lets in Leith midfielder Stephen Scott who is on the keeper. Callum Heath comes over from left back and makes a great last-ditch block on Scott to spare Anderson’s blushes.

Good pick out by Greg Page who finds Callum Heath wide left. Heaths cross into the box is well read and collected by Leith keeper Jamie Smith.

On 35 minutes, a Stephen Scott free kick for Leith is wide of target.

On 36 minutes, Ali Jones shoots over from 25 yards.

A teasing Nick Locke cross is turned behind for a Broxburn corner on 38 minutes.

A Lewis Turner shot from just outside the D is over the bar.

On 40 minutes, Leith’s Cammy Stewart is booked for a late tackle.

From a free kick, Ali Jones’s shot deflects over the bar for another corner. From the resulting corner, it deflects out to Lewis Turner whose effort on the volley deflects over the bar.

HALF TIME (0-0)

On 49 minutes, Conor Thomson’s cross from a corner has to much on it and is over Greg Page at the back post.

Leith have the best chance of the match so far on 53 minutes. Slack defending from Broxburn lets Sonny Swanson through on the right. His cross finds Kayne Paterson who misses from close range.

A minute later, Kayne Paterson hits the post, but referee Ormiston blows for offside.

Well worked move by Broxburn on 58 minutes. Callum Heath finds Ali Jones whose shot is over the bar.

SUBSTITUTIONS BROXBURN (59 minutes)

ON- Ross Nimmo & Errol Douglas

OFF-Ali Jones & Conor Thomson

Corner for Leith on 61 minutes. Antonio Sisi takes and finds Sean Reekie who heads over the bar.

Big chance for Broxburn on 62 minutes. Gary Brass shot is blocked by Leith Athletic number 5 Sean Reekie. The clearance comes out to debutant Bryan Mwangi who’s shot rattles the bar.

Lewis Turner is booked on 63 minutes for a late tackle.

Ross Nimmo skins the Leith left back and delivers a good cross. Nimmo’s cross finds Gary Brass who heads just wide on 64 minutes.

On 66 minutes, Ross Nimmo’s shot is cleared and a minute later another Nimmo effort is blocked.

On 68 minutes, Nick Locke shoots way wide of target. On 70 minutes Locke has another effort that is right at Leith keeper Jamie Smith.

It has been end to end stuff so far. Broxburn have had most of the ball, but Leith have competed well so far.

On 73 minutes, Kieran Moyles finds Ross Nimmo wide right. His awkward cross is tipped over by Leith keeper Jamie Smith. From the resulting corner, Errol Douglas’s header is just wide of the left-hand post.

Another chance for Leith on 75 minutes. Cammy Stewart shoots just wide of the left-hand post.

SUBSTITUTION BROXBURN (76 Minutes)

ON-Darren Downie

OFF-Gary Brass

GOAL! Broxburn have the lead. Great cross by Ross Nimmo from the right finds Errol Douglas who heads home for his second goal in two weeks.

LEITH ATHLETIC 0

BROXBURN ATHLETIC 1 (Errol Douglas-83 Minutes)

SUBSTITUTION BROXBURN (87 Minutes)

ON-Andrew Black

OFF-Lewis Turner

Corner by Ross Nimmo finds Greg Page whose header is caught by Leith goalkeeper Jamie Smith.

Booking for Leith Athletics’ Ross Baxter on 90 minutes, for a bad challenge on Ross Nimmo.

On 91 minutes, a Greg Page free kick is just wide.

On 93 minutes. A 1-2 from Ross Nimmo and Errol Douglas finds Nimmo wide right, his cross deflects for another corner. Shouts from his teammates to take it to the corner. But the wee man went for goal.

Chance for Leith Athletic on 95 minutes. Kayne Paterson’s header is just wide of target.

Broxburn hang on for an important win and progress into the next round. We take on the winners of Glenrothes and Harthill in the third round at Albyn Park. The match was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch today.

LEITH ATHLETIC 0

BROXBURN ATHLETIC 1(Douglas-83 Minutes)

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee- Mr Ormiston

Details

Date Time League Season
March 30, 2024 2:30 pm League Cup 2023/24

Venue

Away

Result

Club1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Leith Athletic000
Broxburn Athletic011

KO KO 25 41 59 59 68 76 80 84 87 87 90 FT

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