NEWTONGRANGE STAR 2 Kyle Lander 32m,Lee Currie 41m
BROXBURN ATHLETIC 2 Darren Gribben 52m,Michael Linton 72m
Newtongrange Star Amos , Swaney , Martynuik, Hamilton , Currie , Morris , Cropley , Wilson (Bracks 79m) , Lally , O’Brien (Roseburgh 65m) , Lander (Flynn 85m) subs Murray , Neweman
Broxburn Athletic Wallace , Scott , M.Millar , Purves , Paterson , Linton , Gribben , Locke (Gavin 45m), A.Miller , McNaughton (Nimmo 45m) , Anderson , subs Downie , Browne ,Donoghue
Referee Mr D.Smith assistants Mr S.Wilson ,Mr J.Reekie
Broxburn received a blow when Darren Cole reported injured before the game to add to the injury list .Broxburn had the first attempt on goals when Alexander Miller turned and shot from 20 yards but Liam Amos in the hosts goals dealt with it comfortably .Two minutes later Darren Gribben saw his direct free kick take a deflection on the way to goals but Amos saved again .On twelve minutes Kyle Lander was played in by Kevin O’Brien and his ball into the box found no takers .Kieron Anderson had a shot saved on seventeen minutes .Two minutes later a corner played in from the left was met with a glancing header by David Morris but his attempt went wide right . At the half way point of the first half Kieron Anderson played Nicholas Locke in from the left and the captains strike was heading for the top right hand corner from 25 yards out but some how Amos got his fingers to the ball and tipped it on to the bar and over for a corner .Jordan Cropley saw his deflected attempt go wide from 30 yards out .Kieron Anderson set up Michael Linton who brought out another great save from Amos who saved ,knocking the ball for a corner . On the half hour mark NEWTONGRANGE should have taken the lead when a ball played through and the Broxburn defence playing a high line Jordan Cropley bore down on goals but the advancing Connor Wallace done enough to cut the angle and the chance went agonisingly ,for the home side , wide of the right hand post .The opener did come two minutes later when Cropley turned Frazer Paterson out wide on the right and played a ball into the centre of the box and found KYLE LANDER standing on his own and he picked his spot from 12 yards out to give the hosts the lead .At the other end a minute later Linton saw his header saved on to the post and cleared from danger .The game was end to end and at the other end Jack Wilson put a ball goal ward and when Wallace spilt the ball Marcus Millar was on hand to blast the ball clear .With four first half minutes left a great one two on the edge of the box saw LEE CURRIE fire home across the goals into the bottom right hand corner to give his side a 2-0 half time lead .
Newtongrange almost increased their advantage a minute into the second half when Lee Currie saw his attempt go just wide right .Three minutes later a ball across the visitors box found David Morriss in splendid isolation and his goal bound attempt was cleared of the line by Marcus Millar .Newtongrange continued to press and two minutes later after good play outside the eighteen yard box Cropley saw his shot deflected over the bar for a corner . .With fifty two minutes on the clock Broxburn got back in the game when an Anderson corner into the near post and was met by Marcus Millar who saw his shot saved from close range but as the ball broke into a crowded six yard box DARREN GRIBBEN got his toe to the ball to force the ball into the net .This gave the visitors the lift they needed and pressed for the equaliser .It came after a great move which saw Ross Nimmo receive the ball wide on the right and he rolled the ball behind the defence onto Anderson who in turn played the ball into the box for MICHAEL LINTON who fired the ball into the bottom corner despite the best efforts of two defenders trying to stop him .With a quarter of an hour left of the game a corner to the back post saw Alexander miller send a powerful header in to the top corner at the back post but some how the defender got his head to it and cleared for a corner .Both sides had half chances to win the game in what was a good game for the neutrals but both camps were disappointed for different reasons at the end for not taking all three points today .