Musselburgh Athletic 1 O’Kane
Broxburn Athletic 2 Miller , Anderson
Musselburgh Ath Renton , Donaldson , Lynch , Thomson , Hogg , O’Kane , Murphy (Ralton 55m), Cherrie (McManus 83m) , Spowart , King , Davie subs Dunn , Adams , Gillan
Referee Mr D. Williams assistants Mr Ryan Lee , Mr J. Van Der Star
The visitors showed their intent early with a first minute free kick sent into Alexander Miller but his shot had no power and Kieron Renton saved easily . On five minutes Ross Nimmo shot over the bar from 25 yards out . Broxburn did have the ball in the net but Millers finished was ruled offside .The Burgh took control of the game there after and got the opener on 16 minutes a ball played inside to DECLAN O’KANE who made room for himself and shot into the bottom left hand corner wrong footing Connor Wallace from 25 yards out .Broxburn had a double chance with first Locke then Anderson seeing attempts on goal be blocked by the keeper and defender .Bradley Donaldson got down the right hand side and floated a ball to the back post but there were no takers and the ball went harmlessly away for a bye kick . With ten minutes of the half remaining Miller saw a header saved and then cleared away by the home defence . The same player got on the end of a good ball into the box from Anderson but his header was weak and the keeper saved easily . Sean Murphy was allowed to skip through the defence and his shot went over from 25 yards out .
Broxburn came out the traps first the second half when Locke put a great ball across the box from the right for the running Anderson but he failed to make connection and the chance was gone .The equaliser did come in three minutes when a ball into the box was challenged for by Donaldson and ALEXANDER MILLER got the final touch as he sent the ball high into the goals despite Kieron Renton desperately clawing at the ball but the assistant gave the goal as the ball had crossed the line despite the home club protest’s .Ten minutes into the second half and Broxburn took the lead .A free kick out left 30 yards out was left to KIERON ANDERSON who repeated the efforts of last week firing low into the bottom right hand corner with Renton no where near it .A minute later Spowart saw his header saved by Connor Wallace . Just after an hour and Connor Wallace saved again from Ewan Ralton . Spowart had a shot on 70 minutes that went just past the right hand post from the left hand side .On seventy two minutes a free kick into the box saw O’Kane head over the bar as he should have done better . Fifteen minutes left and Bryan Baptie took a quick free kick rolling the ball to Anderson on the left hand side but the later saw his shot shave the right hand post on the way past . It was Miller’s chance next and as he got to the bye line down the left he tried to turn the ball into the net from a difficult angle and it went past the far post with Anderson probably in a better position if the ball had been cut back to him . Miller created another two chances without counting .This could have backfired on the visitors as deep in injury time Matthu King had two goalden opportunities to level the game deep into injury time but failed to take either .
|March 25, 2017||2:30 pm||East Region Super League||2016/17|
KO 71 85 FT