Lochee utd 1 Deasley (pen)
Broxburn Ath 0
Lochee Utd Fotheringham , McNally , Kirk , Buchan , Whitehead , Ritchie , Montgomery ( Rollo 57m) , Lunan , Cameron , Deane ( Clarkson 22m) , Deasley , subs Blackwood , McMahon , Winter
Referee Mr Traynor assistants Miss V Robertson , Mr K.Higgins
This match was delayed 25 minutes due to home officials misplacing the team lines and the referee not starting the game until he had a proper set . The hosts were first to show when a good one two set up Kevin Buchan but he shot over .Craig Purves sent Ross Nimmo down the right and he played the ball into the box for Alexander Miller who shot past the post a minute later .Buchan raced clear on 11 minutes but should have done better when shooting early past the far left post .The same player was played through by Patrick Deane and with the keeper to beat he forced Connor Wallace to make a great save .It was the hosts that were doing all the pressing and on 17 minutes Bryan Deasley saw his 25 yard free kick saved well by Wallace then cleared .What should have been the turning point came in 21 minutes when Alexander miller was running through on goal and Mark Fotheringham in the goals came charging out and brought him down earning him a red card . Anderson saw a free kick deflected over the bar . Just past the half hour mark Anderson again put a good ball into the box but his ball was headed clear .On 35 minutes Ross Nimmo was through on goals but substitute keeper Darren Clarkson came out to block his attempt at goal . A minute later Miller put the ball into the back post from the left where Anderson headed just wide right . Nicholas Locke had two attempts blocked by the defence and finally saved .The visitors were trying to get the opening and created another chance when Nimmo set up Miller but he fired over the bar . Buchan had another good chance inside the final five minutes of the first half when a ball over the top saw him clear again and he should have done better than screw it past the post .
Lochee were on the attack early in the second half when Deasley raced clear and saw his shot saved onto the right hand post . The goal came when Grant Gavin and Deasley challenged for the ball the referee saw some kind of infringement that made him point to the spot to the bemused players and crowd inside Thomson Park . BRYAN DEASLEY took the penalty which Wallace saved but the taker was first to react and knock in the loose ball . Locke was set up by Miller a minute later but saw his shot go over the bar .Just after the hour mark Anderson put a ball in towards Miller who was stretching to get to the ball but just failed diverting the ball into the keepers arms .Douglas Cameron made Connor Wallace look lively to save his effort on 77 minutes . In the dying minutes it was disappointing to see the unsporting behavior of Kevin Buchan .With his side’s Bryan Deasley lying injured in the middle of our half they continued to play on we won the ball back and as we started to head up the park the referee stopped us to give their player treatment . The referee started the game with a bounce ball that Buchan said he would pass back to the keeper but in fact blasted the ball out the park for a throw .Most disappointing behavior and one not normally associated with Lochee Utd. A disappointing day on Tayside as we never really got into the game at all and vast improvement is needed next week at Broughty Athletic .