East Of Scotland Premier League: Luncarty v Broxburn Athletic 5 August 2023
Broxburn made their first ever trip to Brownlands Park on league business to face newly promoted Luncarty. The Brox were looking to keep their unbeaten start to the season going whereas the hosts were looking for their first points after 2 narrow defeats to Musselburgh and Hill Of Beath.
Broxburn made 2 changes from Tuesday’s 3-1 win against Musselburgh Watt replaced Donoghue inbetween the sticks and Campbell for D.Nimmo.
Luncarty made 2 changes to their starting line up Patton replaced Nowrotek in goals and Carlon came in for Sutherland.
The Brox came out of the traps firing, having kicked off they should have taken the lead in 50 seconds a Campbell long throw in on the left was head flicked on by Douglas, the ball fell for Brass who turned and shot over the bar.
Luncarty gave the ball away in midfield in the 2nd minute with the ball worked to Locke 20 yards out but the skipper fired his shot over the bar from 20 yards.
In a whirlwind start the Brox spurned another chance in the 4th minute Douglas played a ball to Munro on the right side of the penalty box the full back steadying himself but tried to be too deliberate with Patton making a good save.
Luncarty created a chance of their own in the 11th minute when Bremner lost possession in midfield the ball was played to Carlon whose shot was well saved by Watt with his feet and out for a corner. Brass headed clear.
A couple of minutes later and Munro played a great ball into the box which was well defended by Scarborough who conceded a corner. Turner took the corner deep to the back post where a goalmouth scramble ensued with Brass, Locke and Douglas all trying to get off shots but found the Luncarty defence standing firm.
Brass then tested Patton in the home goal who saved well at the expense of another corner. Nothing came from the corner kick.
In the 17th minute another sweeping Broxburn move saw Brass head flick the ball onto Douglas on the right who then played over a great ball to the front post where Locke rose his header beating the keeper but not the right hand post as his effort went agonisingly wide.
There was then an offball incident involving Yates and Campbell where the Brox player appeared to be caught with an elbow. Yates was booked.
In the 25th minute Page played a great long ball forward down the right to Munro who once again played over a ball right on the money which Brass won with his head but his effort was off target to the right.
Munro hit in a ball with his left foot in the next attack which Patton spilled but Walker was on hand to clear.
Campbell and Bremner combined to good effect down the left the former picking out Locke with a cross who curled a shot but again too high and over the bar.
Carlon was then booked for the hosts in 29 minutes. Turner tool the free kick from the right finding Brass whose effort was disappointingly well wide.
Campbell did well down the left playing in a ball to Brass who set up Locke but the target was again missed with his volley going wide left.
In 35 minutes Luncarty captain Dewar was booked.
From a ball swung in from the right Douglas was adjudged to have been fouled by Walker with the referee pointing to the spot. DOUGLAS took the spotkick which he dispatched into the net despite slipping on the wet surface with the home side claiming he had double hit the ball. Time 39 minutes.
Mackie was then booked for handball.
Locke then intercepted a pass in midfield and played an intelligent ball to Campbell whose cross found Brass who was to shoot over the bar again.
In first half injury time Brass won a corner on the left, Turner took the kick Millar planted his header firmly downwards with his effort being cleared from the goal line.
HALF TIME: Luncarty 0 – 1 Broxburn Athletic
Luncarty kicked off in the 2nd half Scarborough tried to burst through the Brox defence but Page took control of situation and shepherded the ball back to Watt.
Broxburn retaliated to good effect the ball played into Bremner in the penalty box where he his legs taken from him by a Scarborough challenge resulting in another penalty. DOUGLAS cooly dispatched the ball into the net for the second time. Time 46 minutes.
In the 53rd minute Campbell played over a great ball from the left Douglas won the ball but his header can’t beat Patton.
Then the home side were thrown a lifeline from a suspiciously offside position Woolley picked out a fine cross for DAVIES to finish from 6 yards at the back post past Watt.
Turner then lost the ball in midfield with Luncarty breaking quickly but Woolley this time can’t deliver a cross.
Douglas did well on the left in 59 minutes picking out Brass who left for the arriving Locke who struck the ball well but just over the bar.
In the 65th minute its almost three as Munro played over a pinpoint cross where Douglas struck a shot first time which Walker did brilliantly to block saving a certain goal. From the corner Turner found Millar again with the same result his header was cleared off the line.
The hosts were coming more into the game Davies getting clear on the right but Page did well to block his cross for a corner which Brass headed clear.
Scarborough then found his cross blocked for a corner by Page with Brass once again strong in the air to clear with his head.
In the 72nd minute Davidson did well in centre field playing the ball wide to Munro whose cross found Brass at the near post but he slid the ball wide of the post.
Carlon was replaced by Clos in 73 minutes.
Turner fouled Clos in a central area 25 yards out in 76 minutes. Davidson was booked for kicking the ball away.
Mackie took the free kick which forced Watt into a terrific diving save at the expense of a corner. The corner was deadly accurate with Davies flicking a header goalwards which Watt again had to save.
Luncarty were having their best spell now in 81 minutes Clos forcing Turner into conceding a corner. Yates took the kick, Brass headed clear the ball fell to Woolley who volleyed over the bar.
Watt was booked for time wasting in 84 minutes.
Wilson came on for Brass in 85 minutes.
The young winger was quickly into the action as he seemed to be clearly pushed over in the box but the referee waved away the penalty appeals.
From another neat Brox move Douglas played the ball to Davidson who slipped the ball to Bremner who rifled in a shot which Patton saved well to concede a corner. Turner took the kick which was partially cleared to Davidson whose attempt like many others on the afternoon went over the bar.
In 89 minutes Scarborough took a long throw from the left which was half cleared only as far as Davies whose shot trickled just wide of the left post.
FULL TIME: Luncarty 1 – 2 Broxburn Athletic
Referee Mr K.Brown Assistants Mr R. Alexander ,Mr S.Galloway
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