Broxburn were the first to try and open the scoring with David Greenhill testing Charles Clark in the home goal on 2 minutes . A blow to Broxburn came in 5 minutes when Connor Wallace had to be replaced by Shaun Donoghue on 5 minutes when he injured himself attempting to clear the ball . Sauchie came close on nine minutes when Syme passed inside to Kelly who shot past the post from close . The opening goal came for the hosts when a poor pass back was intercepted and after good play BRIAN MORGAN managed to force the ball home at the left hand post .Broxburn fought back and three minutes later Gary Brass managed to get a control on a long ball but shot weakly past the post . Sauchie had a succession of corners on the 20 minutes but the visiting defence cleared all attempts .Ross Hutchison saw a thirty yard shot go just over the bar . Brass so a good turn and shot blocked by the defence . With five minutes of the half left Daniel Smith saw his deflected shot saved well by Shaun Donoghue .
Broxburn went on the attack from the off and Greg Binnie went down the right and his ball into the box was met by the head of Ross Allum but Clark saved well .The hosts had some sustained pressure which finished when Kris Kelly shot harmlessly wide . Sauchie increased their lead on 55 minutes when good play out to the right found Kris Kelly who fired in a cross to the back of the six yard box where MARK FINLAYSON ghosted in at the back of Newall and his header gave Donoghue no chance .
Broxburn got back in the game when awarded a free kick 20 yards out GARY BRASS stepped up and fired a low shot under the wall and keeper to give the visitors a lift on 59 minutes . Shaun Donoghue pulled of a great save from Mark Finlayson on 62 minutes . Hutchison sent a ball through to Allum who saw his shot blocked . On 67 minutes Ross Allum made a run into the box and as he was prepared to shoot from a tight angle he was clearly pushed . ROSS ALLUM stepped up and gave Clark no chance from the spot .
Sauchie regained the lead spectacularly when a Broxburn move broke down in midfield the ball was sent to AIDAN CRACKNELL who cut inside before unleashing a rocket into the top right hand corn from the left hand side , giving Donoghue no chance . Joe Tait almost got a point for the visitor’s when making a run into the box his shot beat Clark but crashed off the cross bar and the defence cleared the danger .
Disappointing in the end with new additions Andrew Mair and Adam Murray showing up well not to take anything from the game . We hope to add to the squad soon and hopefully before next week with some players missing hopeful of a return next Sunday when we play Dundonald Bluebell with a 12-15pm kick off because of groundhop weekend .
SAUCHIE CLARK , GREENHORN , DAVIDSON , K.KELLY (CROSS 70m) , SMITH ,FINLAYSON (CRACKNELL 60m) , SYME ( McTAGGART 70m) ,DICKIE (SABANTINI 60m) , DOCHERTY (DAVIDSON 50m), CARROLL , MORGAN
SUBS TULLY, COLLUMBINE
REFEREE MR C. WILSON ASSISTANTS MR J. KELLY , MR C. SANDERSON
|September 25, 2021||2:30 pm||East Premier League||2021/22|
|Team||1st Half||2nd Half||Goals|
KO 5 42 45 57 63m 65 79 80 85 90 FT