Scottish Cup Prelim Round 2 – Newton Stewart v Broxburn Athletic – 12/12/2020
Broxburn returned to Scottish Cup action at Newton Stewart in preliminary round 2 in the 2020/21 competition. Three changes were made from last weeks defeat to Crossgates, Harrison, Townsley and Hutchison making his Broxburn debut , replacing Grant, Wright and the injured Redmond.
In the 2nd minute a long clearance from Wallace saw Binnie chase the ball but was denied a chance by alert keeping from Drysdale.
Broxburn continued on the offensive Binnie fouled by Anderson and from the resulting free kick Greenhill’s cross was won by Harrison but he headed wide.
In 7 minutes Ross capitalised on an error by Anderson playing to Binnie who shot straight at Drysdale.
The home side responded down their left Thomson finding McKie whose cross was blocked by Gillen. Wallace claimed the resultant corner.
Broxburn went down the other end and almost were ahead from a corner won by Ross, Greenhill’s kick was won by Townsley whose header was cleared off the line by the man on the post.
Good lead up work from Greenhill to Ireland in 9 minutes saw him neatly play to Brass who couldn’t fashion room for a shot.
In 13 minutes Anderson was booked for a foul on Ross.
In 15 minutes a good Gillen cross was well defended for a corner which Greenhill took finding Harrison again who headed over.
Ireland and Hutchison were combining well down the left , the latter getting to the bye line and cutting back but there were no red shirts to take advantage in the box.
The home side broke quickly when Broxburn gave the ball away in midfield Deazeley passing to Middleton who shot off target.
Ireland and Brass combined well again but Brass’s shot was hit powerfully but over.
Broxburn continued to come forward Ross slipping the ball to Nicol on the edge of the area he struck his shot well and it appeared to strike a Newton Stewart defenders hand but no penalty was the decision.
From a Greenhill corner in 33 minutes Townsley was unmarked and his header was headed off the line by a home defender.
In 34 minutes after a Greenhill foul on Deazeley from the free kick Hughan fired well over the bar.
A bit of a scare in 39 minutes for the visitors when Service was allowed to get a shot off from 35 yards which Wallace mis handled but no home player could take advantage.
Broxburn heeded the warning and took the lead in 43 minutes after a foul by Thomson, Ireland touched the ball to GREENHILL whose low drilled shot found the bottom left corner of Drysdale’s net.
Half Time: Newton Stewart 0– 1 Broxburn Athletic
Broxburn were within an ace of increasing their advantage at the start of the second half as Greenhill sent Gillen away down the right who fed Ross who got over a great cross which Brass won but his header went just wide.
In 50 minutes an Ireland cross was cleared as far as Ross whose shot was hit down into the ground and bounced wide.
The home side fashioned an opening in 51 minutes but McKie’s lob was weak and easy for Wallace.
In 52 minutes Binnie sent Gillen away down the right his cross was just out of reach of Brass.
Newton Stewart had their best chance in 54 minutes from a breakaway Deazeley’s shot blocked breaking to McKie 20 yards out but his shot was poor and wide when well placed.
In 55 minutes Newton Stewart replaced McKie with Marshall.
The sub made an instant impact putting over a great cross but none of his teamates mates took the gamble to try and get a scoring touch on it.
Gillen was booked for a foul on Marshall on the hour.
Hutchison was booked for a lunge on Deazeley in 64 minutes.
The home side continued to defend solidly Magee and Whyte doing brilliantly to stop Ross crosses being converted.
Broxburn appealed for a penalty in 70 minutes Binnie claiming to be fouled but again the referee was unimpressed.
The second goal the visitors craved arrived in 74 minutes, good persistence by Brass to get in a shot which Drysdale in the home goal could only parry with BINNIE being first to the rebound to fire the ball into the net.
Broxburn then replaced Binnie and Ireland with Kelly and Turnbull.
In 79 minutes Landers replaced Whyte.
Hughan was then booked in 84 minutes.
The Brox went 3 up in 85 minutes after a good move down the left, Hutchison picking out GREENHILL with a pass and he smacked in his second goal of the afternoon from 22 yards.
Sneddon replaced Middleton for the home side in 86 minutes.
Murray replaced Gillen for Broxburn in 87 minutes.
Magee was booked for Newton Stewart in 91 minutes.
Townsley went close again from the free kick his header just creeping past the post from another Greenhill’s delivery.
A much needed win for Broxburn after a rough couple of results, the defensive changes making a difference. Hutchison was impressive on his full debut.
Full Time: Newton Stewart 0– 3 Broxburn Athletic
Teams:Newton Stewart: Drysdale (c); A. McKie, Service, Magee, Anderson, Thomson, Deazeley, Whyte, Middleton, Hughan, R.McKieSubs: Paton (unused), Landers. Sneddon, A. Drysdale (unused), Brown (unused), Rennie (unused), MarshallBroxburn Athletic: Wallace; Gillen, Hutchison, Harrison, Townsley, Ross, Nicol, Greenhill, Ireland; Brass, Binnie
Subs: Donoghue (Unused), Wright (unused), Kelly, Turnbull, Beesley (unused), Murray (unused), Grant (unused), Kelly
|December 12, 2020||3:00 pm||William Hill Scottish Cup||2020/21|
|Team||1st Half||2nd Half||Goals|
KO 42 61 63 74 74 74 85 87 FT