East Of Scotland Qualifying Cup 2nd Round: Broxburn Athletic v Peebles Rovers 19 August 2023
In a change of venue Broxburn found themselves at home for their first cup tie of the season welcoming 2nd Division Peebles Rovers to the Albyn on the towns Gala Day.
Broxburn made 2 changes from last Saturdays league win against Dundonald Bluebell D.Nimmo and Downie replaced Turner and Douglas.
Peebles had a great win last Saturday at Inverkeithing in the Alex Jack Cup by 3-2 signalling that they would be out to pick up a second premier league team scalp.
With a strong cross wind blowing down the ground Peebles kicked off against the elements.
In the 6th minute the visitors were first to get in a shot at goal from a corner the ball being cleared to G. Lamb whose effort was high and wide.
Two minutes later and Renwick played the ball inside on the left to R.Lamb whose cross was well collected by Watt.
Broxburn went straight down the other end Munro swung over a cross which just eluded Downie at the back post.
Munro once again was provider in 11 minutes playing in a great cross from the right Brown partially cleared but only as far as Locke who hit a shot down into the ground taking a deflection off G.LAMB and high into the net to put Broxburn ahead.
In 17 minutes Mackenzie clipped Campbell’s heals around 45 yards from goal on the right, the free quick was quickly taken by Davidson to Munro who whipped in another cross which Downie couldn’t quite reach with his head.
R.Lamb played a great ball wide to the right for MacLean but the striker was crowded out with little support.
Locke went on a great run down the left in 23 minutes leaving defenders in his wake with his run being stopped by Mackay in the penalty box, there were home shouts for a penalty but the referee saw nothing amiss.
A couple of minutes later and Bremner made good ground down the right and firing over a cross which was well defended by Mackenzie at the expense of a corner. Campbell took the kick from the right but the Peebles defence stood strong and cleared.
Bremner played a neat ball wide to Locke who crossed the ball into the box but his effort was too near Coates in the Peebles goal.
On the half hour D.Nimmo played a cross field pass to Campbell on the left who made good ground but his cut back was poor with no red shirts in the vicinity of his pass.
Peebles had a shout for a penalty when Page challenged Kivlichan but the referee waved away the visitors claims.
In 38 minutes Campbell was brought down by Brown 25 yards from goal in a central position . Locke took the kick but his shot hit the Peebles wall.
Peebles then had a good spell in the Broxburn half gaining a corner off an overhit pass back. Lamb took the kick D.Nimmo headed clear, the ball was played back in which Page dealt with. Renwick picked the ball up on the left and cut inside and hit a shot which Watt had to watch carefully to save.
Campbell was prominent in attacking positions for Broxburn his cross in 43 minutes being cleared. On his next run on the left he cut the ball back across the 18 yard line to the right hand side where BREMNER was arriving and he smashed the ball high into the net. Time 44 minutes.
HALF TIME: Broxburn Athletic 2 – 0 Peebles Rovers
McGill and Latto were substituted on for Kivlichan and Stewart.
In a bizarre start to the 2nd half in 47 minutes Locke crossed from the right Mackenzie did well to initially clear before the ball was played back in where a Peebles defender cracked a shot off his own post before being cleared.
In 50 minutes Campbell took up a good position centrally 22 yards out he hit a great left foot shot which Coates dived full length to tip the ball round his left hand post.
Peebles responded substitute McGill showed good pace down the left managing to outrun Page and fired in a shot which Watt took cleanly.
Campbell and Millar combined well down the left, Campbell crossed with Bardhi doing well to clear. In 61 minutes Davidson was booked.
In 63 minutes from a flowing Brox move Millar put over a deep cross which Munro was on to and he cracked a great shot which hit the bar.
Locke played a lovely ball down the left for the ever eager Campbell his cross was on the money with Bardhi doing brilliantly to prevent the ball getting to a Brox forward.
Peebles were still showing up well on quick breaks McGill doing well again on the left cracking in a shot high into the side netting.
In 69 minutes Downie, Locke and Millar went off to be replaced by Wilson, Heath and R.Nimmo.
In 74 minutes Peebles switched Robertson on to replace the injured R.Lamb.
Broxburn made a further change in 76 minutes Davidson was replaced by Thomson.
In the following minute Broxburn got a decisive 3rd goal Campbell once again at the heart of the move playing in a cross which BRASS controlled and tapped into the net at the near post.
Mackay and MacLean went off for Peebles being replaced by McDonald and Joyce. Time 77 minutes.
In 82 minutes R.Nimmo crossed from the right BREMNER was allowed 2 goes and got enough of a touch to send the ball in off the right hand post.
In 84 minutes Wilson was booked.
In the following minute the visitors were rewarded for their efforts Bardhi played in a ball from the right Page won in the air but at concession of a corner. Latto took the corner won by JOYCE with his head which was blocked the ball breaking back to him and he fired the ball into the net for a consolation goal.
FULL TIME: Broxburn Athletic 4 – 1 Peebles Rovers
Referee Mr P. Dawson
|August 19, 2023||3:00 pm||East of Scotland Qualifying League||2023/24|
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