Lochee Utd 3 Lawson , Deasley
Broxburn Ath 1 Richards
Lochee Utd Fotheringham , Webster , Kirk , Lunan , Cameron , Lawson , Davie (Deasley 39m) , McNally , Birsa , Reid , Millar , subs McMahon , McComiskie , Stewart , Deans
Referee Mr J.Curran Assistants Mr D McLulich Mr D. Fearn
With both teams under strength this was going to be a tight game . In four minutes Alexander Miller got a shot away that was saved .Two minutes later Grant Lawson couldn’t get his shot on target after it broke to him from a Logan Davie effort that was saved . At the other end Miller saw a shot deflect for a corner . The opening goal came after 15 minutes when a ball in from the right over the defence was allowed to bounce and GRANT LAWSON was on hand toguide his header over Wallace in the visitors goals and into the net . Lawson turned and shot from the edge of the box that Wallace saved well 4 minutes later . Lawson was causing the visitors problems and half way through the half Wallace had to be at his best to save an attempt from the on form forward .Paul Lunan saw an effort go wide on 37 minutes when the ball was cleared out from a corner . Two minutes later Alexander Murray got into the box well but shot over the bar from an angle on the right hand side . .Broxburn got back on level terms just before half time when Alexander Miller got to the bye line cut inside and squared the ball to SCOTT RICHARDS who slid the ball home from three yards . The home side had a good opportunity to take a half time lead when Lawson got the ball on the right hand side and passed along the edge of the 18 yard box to Stephen McNally who fired over the bar .
The first chance of the second half fell to the visitors when a corner into the box was cleared out to Craig Scott but he shot over the bar .On fifty minutes the visitors should have taken the lead when Murray got into the box from the right and passed the ball to Anderson who with the goal at his mercy fired over from 4 yards out . Just before the hour mark a good move by the hosts saw Connor Brise get down the left before cutting back to Bryan Deasley who’s shot was saved at the expense of a corner . From the corner the same player shot over when the ball broke out to him . He was not to be denied his goal and on the hour mark a ball was cut back to him from the bye line and BRYAN DEASLEY made no mistake to bury the ball in the net . With 75 minutes gone a ball into the box came off several players before Brise fired a shot wide right . Three minutes later Murray got to the edge of the box before laying off to Anderson who shot wide and high . A minute later Murray tried an effort from 25 yards out that was saved . With time on the home sides side they broke up the park and Birse should have done better when rounding the advancing Wallace but Chris Townsley done well to get back and take the ball away before he could roll the ball into the empty net . With Broxburn pushing up for an equaliser they got caught with the sucker punce counter attack with Connor Brise chasing a ball into the left hand side of the visitors box before crossing to the back post where BRYAN DEASLEY was to head home the points clincher for the Scottish Junior Cup semi finalist’s .Broxburn had one more chance when Michael Linton set up Craig Scott with a ball from the left but the latter’s shot was saved . Disapointing to taste defeat after a long run unbeaten but we will dust ourselves down and get ready to go again at Hill of Beath on Saturday . .
|March 31, 2018||2:30 pm||East Region Super League||2017/18|
KO 70 FT