With the home side in transition and up against a premier league side it was going to take a major upset to see the home side through to the next round . It was Broxburn who created the first opening from a corner , after 2 minutes that saw Shaun Harrison head over .A minute later another corner was played in and it was cleared out to Joe Tait who fired a shot just over from thirty yards out . Newburgh had an effort from Elliot McCafferty but it was well wide and high of the target . Ten minutes into the game and a corner won after good play was played to the back of the box where Ross Allum saw his goal bound shot saved very well by Callum Sutherland . A great ball in from the left from Donaldson saw Ross Nimmo head over . The opening did come in 18 minutes when a corner into the box was met by SHAUN HARRISON who’s header crept over the line despite defenders on the line trying to clear it .Elliot McCafferty had another effort that was easily gathered on 21 minutes but showed the home side were not there to make up numbers . Broxburn continued to dominate and the second goal came when good play down the left ended with a ball into the box half cleared out to JOE TAIT who fired home . A minute later on 26 minutes David Greenhill fired a shot inches wide with the keeper beaten from thirty yards .Ross Hutchison fired over a cross to Ross Allum who saw his shot force another great save from Sutherland . A minute later Allum was through but again Sutherland done well to thwart the striker . As the visitors piled on the pressure a corner in was headed goal ward by Barker and it was cleared of the line . Forty-one minutes on the clock and yet again Sutherland saved well from Allum after a great ball in from Donaldson . Gordon Donaldson himself saw a great shot saved by tipping over the bar on 43 minutes . On the half time whistle a ball into the box was cleared to DAVID GREENHILL who fired into the bottom left hand corner from just inside the right side of the box .
The second half started as the first had finished with the visitors pressing for more . The fourth was not long in coming , two minutes into the half , a good clearance from Shaun Harrison saw him put ROSS NIMMO through on goal with the home defence crying offside , but the wee man did not stop and made sure from 12 yards out giving the keeper no chance . Tait saw a shot go over on 49 minutes . Five minutes later Ross Nimmo and Joe Tait carved out a chance but again Sutherland saved from Tait this time . The home side showed they were still trying when ELLIOT McCAFFERTY raced through and just inside the box was met by Keeper Shaun Donoghue who lost out in a dual for the ball before sliding the ball home from an angle . On the hour mark Ross Hutchison fired a shot which was well saved again by Sutherland for a corner . The corner into the back of the box was met by Donaldson who shot just past the left hand post .Gary Brass on for Ross Nimmo saw his shot come off the post but ROSS ALLUM was there to knock it over the line from a yard out to make it 5-1 . A minute later JACKSON BARKER made a good run through the defence to fire home his side sixth goal . Jack Beesley sent a great ball into the box which was met by an off balanced Gary Brass who’s effort went just wide left . A minute later Liam Ireland put a ball through to Brass but he was no different from his team mates when Sutherland yet again saved his effort . The last effort from the visitors with five minute remaining saw Liam Ireland cross into the box and Allum saw his attempt come of the woodwork and go clear .
A professional job with a much changed side between injuries and holidays and cup tied players it was pleasing to see the squad show they can gel when called upon . A home tie the reward against University of Stirling with a date to be arranged . Another good point no disciple issues or further injuries to give us any problem going forward .
NEWBURGH;; SUTHERLAND , KINNEAR , SCARBOROUGH ,KIRKHAM , MURDOCH , EDWARDS , GRAINGER , McCAFFERTY , YUNNISSI , ANNANDALE ( McCROSSAN 78m) , BULK SUBS ONLY ONE USED NO OTHER
REFEREE MR B. DICKSON
|October 23, 2021||2:30 pm||East of Scotland Qualifying League||2021/22|
|Team||1st Half||2nd Half||Goals|
KO 19 27 45 48 63 66 67 68 73 FT