Linlithgow Rose 4 Gavin og , Coyne pen , Strickland , MacKenzie
Broxburn Athletic 1 Murray
Linlithgow Rose Hill , Whelan (Shields 9m) , MacKenzie , Thom , Leiper ,Sloan , Ronald , Maclennan , Strickland , Coyne , Smith ( Urquhart 70m) , subs Devine , Carlin , Gray
Referee Mr D. Williams assistants Mr C .Hobbs , Mr R. Struthers
Broxburn almost took the lead in four minutes when Kieran Anderson got on the end of a long ball and was through on goal ,he rounded the keeper but his shot from tight angle on the left was cleared of the line by the defender who had got back to cover his keeper . A minute later Nimmo had a shot from inside the box from a corner floated in but his shot went wide and high . On Nine minutes Tommy Coyne got the better of Gillen on the left and got to the bye line before cutting back to Colin Strickland who shot wide right of the goals . Coyne turned and shot from the edge of the 18 yards box and Wallace took two attempts to grasp the ball on 14 minutes . Coyne was getting down the left at will and a minute later cut inside and shot from a tight angle which Wallace turned behind for a corner . The opening goal came a minute later on 17 minutes when a through in down the right was played in an attempted clearance by Scott went across the goals and GRANT GAVIN turned the ball into the net past his own keeper from a yard out . With 26 minutes gone Colin Strickland saw his shot blocked well by Gordon Donaldson and cleared up the park . At the other end ,almost immediately Kieran Anderson saw his shot blocked . On the half hour mark Nicholas Locke and Alexander Murray linked up well and created a chance but were thwarted by the Rose defence who stepped in and turned the ball behind for a corner . A minute later Scott Richards played a good ball down the left for Murray who’s shot was saved . With three minutes left of the half Coyne and Strickland played a good one two cutting open the visiting defence with Coyne’s shot coming off the bar . Linlithgow took a two goal lead in at half time thanks to a penalty when Strickland was deemed to have been brought down by Connor Wallace in the box and TOMMY COYNE scored from the spot kick into the bottom left hand corner .
Three minutes into the second half and Broxburn got back in the game when ALEXANDER MURRAY turned and shot past hill into the bottom right hand corner . . Murray had another attempt two minutes later but his shot went wide left .Two minutes later at the other end Colin Strickland set up Ruari Maclennan but he shot wide and high . Linlithgow restored their two goal advantage on the hour mark when a corner in from the left found the unmarked COLIN STRICKLAND who’s attempt found the back of the net despite the efforts of Nimmo on the line . Broxburn’s chances of stage any come back were dealt a blow on 65 minutes when Ross Nimmo was sent off for a second yellow card after a rash tackle on the half way line . Darren Smith, five minutes later , was through on goal but Connor Wallace saved . Tommy Coyne hit the wood work for the second time when his shot came off the bar . The final scoring came on 80 minutes when a ball over the top of the stretched visiting defence saw Strickland advance on goal and he squared the ball just inside the box to the on running JAMIE MacKENZIE who made no mistake in securing the points . Not a good day from all involved and we need to improve if we are not to let the season peter out in disappointing displays .
|April 21, 2018||2:30 pm||East Region Super League||2017/18|
|Club||1st Half||2nd Half||Goals|
KO 70 75 FT