With both sides depleted for one reason or another it was a hard one to call .Both keepers had very little to do in the opening 20 minutes apart from , on 8 minutes when Dean Shaw in the hosts goal came out to block Ross Allum who was through on goal in the right hand side of the box . Alan Docherty had a shot saved on 20 minutes by Connor Wallace and the defence cleared the loose ball . Good play from the hosts four minutes later saw Wallace save from Mark Stowe . Broxburn had a good break forward half way through the half but Ross Allum saw his shot go high and wide of the target . Wallace looked lively to save a deflected shot from Stowe .A ball in from the left struck the visitors post and went out for a shy with the official giving the hosts the throw in for whatever reason . A minute later a corner into the six yard box fell to MARK STOWE at the back post and he composed himself before firing past Newall and Wallace into the net . Two minutes later the visitors could not take advantage of a rose defence and keeper all at sea as the keeper came out his box the ball would not drop kindly to a visiting player who may have took advantage of the situation . mark Stowe sent a great ball into the box after working himself down the right only to see Connor Wallace clutch the ball before Alan Docherty was ready to head home at the back post . Conor McMullan tried an effort that Wallace saved . The best chance of the half for the visitors came with five minutes left when David Greenhill sent Ross Allum through on goal but the forward shot weakly at the keeper and a good chance was gone .
Linlithgow started well the second have and two minutes in Thomas Hallern sent a great ball low across the six yard box but Connor McMullan was just too late to get on the end of the cross . Stowe saw a shot saved and grabbed by Wallace on 51 minutes .Ross Nimmo almost got in on goal but his attempt was blocked by the home defenders . McMullan saw a curled shot go just wide and right of the goal .
The hosts doubled their lead when a ball played into the box was sent to the right hand post where a scramble ensued before JACK OGILVIE prodded the ball home despite claims for offside from the visitors the goal stood . The game petered out with only a Hallern header from a corner and a chance for Gary Brass to note . Disappointing day at the office and we will regroup and prepare for next Saturday’s away game to Sauchie .
LINLITHGOW ROSE SHAW , THOMSON , THOM , STOWE , DOCHERTY ( NIMMO 85m) , McKENZIE , HARE , OGILVIE , McMULLAN (MacLENNAN 66m) , HALLERN , BREMNER (SNEDDON 72m ) , SUBS McMIMM ,
REFEREE MR J. CURRAN ASSISTANTS MR R GORDON ,MR DERRYN BROGAN
|September 18, 2021||2:30 pm||East Premier League||2021/22|
|Team||1st Half||2nd Half||Goals|
KO 62 69 72 80 90 FT