STIRLING UNIVERSITY (eos) 0
BROXBURN ATHLETIC 4 DONALDSON , HARRISON , NIMMO , BINNIE
Stirling University eos. Donaldson , Yoon Lee , Gunn , Rose , Monro (Corrin 56m) , Sheils , MacLean ( Mackay 69m) , Baber , Collins , hodges , Heath , subs Whitefield , Bushell
Referee Mr A. Grieve . Assistants Mr C.Drummond ,Mr R. Gordon
For the second game in a row Broxburn started on fire going in front after 2 minutes .After a couple of creative chances a ball across the box from the right saw Miller force a great save of Donaldson in the students goal but as the ball broke it was his name sake that was first to react and GORDON DONALDSON headed home to the delight of the big support in the student campus . On five minutes another good ball across the box was cleared for a throw in by the home defence . The second goal came after nine minutes when a corner in from the right was met in the middle of the box by SHAUN HARRISON who’s header rocketed into the back of the net giving the keeper no chance .Greg Binnie saw an attempt saved on twelve minutes Two minutes after that Alexander Miller set up Craig Scott who forced a full stretching save from the keeper to turn it past the post for a corner . Donaldson put Alexander Miller through on goal on twenty minutes but with the keeper advancing Miller chipped the ball over him but also just over the bar .Half way through the half great football set up Ross Nimmo inside the box but his effort was turned behind for a corner . Broxburn got a third on 33 minutes when ROSS NIMMO gathered the ball on the half way line and raced through the heart of the home defence before firing a rocket into the net from 20 yards out . Past the half hour mark and Nicholas Locke got into the box on the left before firing an effort just past the right hand post . Nimmo saw a shot saved again on 36 minutes . At the other end in one of a few attacks in the first half for the home side Dong Yoon Lee fired a shot towards goal that Connor Wallace had to look lively to turn it round the left hand post for a corner . If the Championship points were not all ready in the bag they were after 38 minutes when GREG BINNIE was through in goals and rounded the keeper but under pressure from the defender he miss hit his shot and it hit the right hand post but it bounced back to the striker to allow him a second chance which he took with delight .
Broxburn started the second half well in the first minute Miller got down the right after good play with Binnie before firing a ball across the box but it went out for a bye kick going past the left hand post . A couple of minutes later Miller got down the left before passing back to Craig Scott who’s shot was deflected and the sting taken out of the shot and Donaldson in the hosts goal gathered it comfortably . A minute later Donaldson pulled of a great finger tip save to turn a Scott effort over the bar . Miller repeated his effort of the first half on 50 minutes when through on goal he lobbed the keeper and the goals by the minimum of margins . Stirling’s closest effort of the match came on 55 minutes when Edward Hodges saw his header come off the bar with Wallace beaten and the ball was cleared . With 65 minutes on the clock a long ball was misjudged by Wallace coming out his goal and the ball fell to Hodges who’s effort was turned behind for a corner . Cameron Ross made a great run down the left before cutting back to Locke who fired of a shot from twelve yards out but some how Donaldson pulled of a great save turning the ball away for a corner .With the clock running down Hodge’s saw an effort come off the bar for the second time in this half . Nicholas Locke saw an effort saved and the last effort on goal came from the hosts when Hodge’s put a ball into the box and Calum Heath headed over the bar . Not long after the referee blew the final whistle to spark celebrations on the club winning the Conference League “C” division and entry into the play offs with promotion to the Lowland league up for grabs for the victors .
|April 20, 2019||2:30 pm||East of Scotland 'C'||2018/19|
|Team||1st Half||2nd Half||Goals|
KO 46 59 72 FT