Musselburgh Ath v Broxburn Ath



attendance 265

Broxburn had the first opportunity of the game in three minutes when a ball in to the box was laid off to Joe Tait from Greg Binnie but his shot went well over the bar . A minute later at the other end full back Jordan Orru made a great run before laying off to Mathu King but Shaun Harrison thwarted the danger with a well timed tackle inside the box .  Greg Binnie intercepted a poor ball out of the defence and got to the bye line down the left firing over a cross which was just out of reach of team mate Ross Allum . The visitors suffered a blow on 9 minutes when Daniel Nimmo had to go off after stretching for a ball on the bye line . The opening goal fell to the visitors when a throw in deep on the left found Allum his ball in to the box found Binnie who laid the ball back outside the box for GREG NICOL to fire in to the bottom left hand corner . Musselburgh almost got back on level terms on 17 minutes when a corner in from the left was headed goal ward but the visiting defence cleared of the line before a overhead kick sailed over the bar from a Musselburgh forward . A great ball in from the right by Callum Donaldson was destined for Conor Thomson at the back post , but Andrew Gillen headed behind for the corner before it reached it’s target . Half way through the half a corner played out to Declan O’Kane but he saw his effort crash off the crossbar and over . A minute later at the other end a mix up in the home defence almost let Tait in but he could not take advantage of the opportunity that fell to him .  A free kick just outside the box on the left hand side earned Andre Gillen the first yellow of the game . The free kick in landed at Mathu King but his shot was a soft effort straight into Connor Wallace’s arms . Over half an hour gone and Conor Thomson fired in a shot that crashed off the crossbar and fell to another home player who saw his effort saved for a corner . The corner in was met by the head of King but siled well over the bar . The same player saw a shot saved comfortably by Wallace on 34 minutes . Almost immediately Musselburgh got on level terms  when BRADLEY WHYTE made a good run into the box before firing past Wallace . On 39 minutes Allum sent Tait through on the right but he pulled his shot wide left of the target .Broxburn should have had a penalty when Allum was blatantly bundled to the ground but for some reason the referee seen nothing wrong . The home side took a half time lead when a good run down the left by BRADLEY WHYTE saw him tackled just inside the box he quickly recovered and shot past the advancing Wallace .

Into the second half and Dean ballantyne out muscled Harrison before firing a shot that was well saved by Wallace .  Greg Binnie layed off to Allum on 52 minutes  who tried to lob the keeper but having done that his effort came off the cross bar and was cleared from the area . Whyte was through on goal on 53 minutes looking for his hat trick but Wallace saved well . Andy Mair saw a 20 yard effort saved on 55minutes . The visitors should have been on level terms when great play down the right saw a ball played to the lonely Ross Allum with clear goals he blasted over the bar from 12 yards out . Broxburn were pressing for the equaliser and the home defence was remaining resolute  . With five minutes remaining Ross Allum tried to glance a header into the net  but Ross McRae saved easily .  A free kick 25 yards out on the left was sent into the six yard box by David Greenhill but with a line of Broxburn forwards in there none could turn the ball home .  A minute later Newall fired a shot over the bar from just inside the box .  With Broxburn pressing for an equaliser a quick counter attack saw AARON MURREL run clear into the opponents half with Connor Wallace coming thirty five yards out his box to retrieve the ball both players missed each other and The Musselburgh sub regained his composure to roll the the ball into undefended goal for a 3-1 win with the last kick of the ball . Not a good day with chances a plenty to win many a game . Need to regroup and prepare well for Whitehill Welfare at home next Saturday

MUSSELBURGH ATHLETIC   McRAE , DONALDSON , ORRU , McMANUS , O’KANE , JEFFRIES ( MYLES 86m) , THOMSON ( FIDDLER 71m)  , KING ( DOWNIE 78m) ,, WHYTE , REID , BALLANTYNE  (MURRELL 78m)  SUBS   , HAMILL ,  GREGORY , SMITH   (update of substitutions when referee report comes in )



Date Time League Season
October 30, 2021 2:30 pm East Premier League 2021/22




Club1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Musselburgh Athletic213
Broxburn Athletic101

Broxburn Athletic

Gordon Donaldson Defender
Jack Beesley Midfielder
Shaun Harrison Defender
Connor Wallace Goalkeeper
Andrew Gillen Defender 28'
Greg Binnie Forward
JOE TAIT Midfielder
Craig Newall Defender
Andrew Mair Defender
Greg Nicol Midfielder
Aaron Hamilton Goalkeeper
David Greenhill Midfielder
Ross Hutchison Defender
Liam Ireland Midfielder
Gary Brass Forward
Daniel Nimmo Defender
Yellow Cards
Red Cards

KO 9 28 62 67 FT

League Table

1Broxburn Athletic2561
2Musselburgh Athletic2451
3Hutchieson Vale2749
4Jeanfield Swifts2346
5Dunbar United2344
6Sauchie Juniors2542
7Hill of Beath2538
8Haddington Athletic2637



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