Tranent 2 Miller , Fisher 4-1 penalties
Broxburn Ath 2 Miller , Gribben
Tranent Jackson , Christie , Wojowycz , Todd , Kerr , Paterson (Smith 66m) , Miller , Hawkins , Fisher , Manson , Waters , subs Fiddler , Smeaton
Referee Mr R Lee assistants Mr G Haynes ,Mr L.Hogarth
Tranent started the game on top and Stephen Manson and Ben Miller created the first chance after three minutes but the ball was cleared by the visiting defence .Two minutes later Michael Linton forced a great save from Murray Jackson who turned the ball around his right hand post for a corner . Stephen Manson should have done better on nine minutes when through on goal but Connor Wallace saved his shot and cleared the danger . Kieran Anderson put a free kick in from the left ten yards out ,it broke to Darren Cole who’s shot was blocked and cleared . Half way through the half Anderson was sent through on goal but two defenders stopped him in his tracks and cleared the ball for a corner .The opener came after 27 minutes a good ball on the edge of the box to KENNETH FISHER saw the striker make room for a shot and he curled a beauty into the top right hand corner giving Wallace no chance .Broxburn tried to get back on level terms and Alexander miller headed wide of the right hand post from a corner in from the right . With the first half coming to a close Craig Wojtowycz fired in a shot from twenty yards which Wallace could only parry away to the right and as he got to the ball Manson stuck a foot in but knocked it over the line for a bye kick before he could turn it back goalward .
Broxburn started the second half a lot better and Darren Gribben on for Scott Richards sent a good ball in from the right to Anderson but his header sailed over the bar . On 54 minutes Craig Scott fired a shot in from 25 yards which Jackson spilled but there was no visiting forwards to take advantage and the keeper gathered at the second attempt .That was to be costly as Tranent went on the attack down the right and when they got to the bye line and cut the ball across the box there was BEN MILLER tTwo minutes later the game was all square when DARREN GRIBBEN o turn the ball home from short distance .Broxburn seemed to lift the tempo after this and a minute later Alexander Miller forced a good save from Jackson .Thomas Watters had a good run into the box but saw his shot turned round the post by Wallace . Broxburn got back in the game on 74 minutes when Ryan Bapptie put a ball through to Alexander Miller who fired home into the bottom left hand corner . On the half hour mark Gribben put a ball deep into the back post where Alexander Miller headed back to the front post for Nicholas Locke whos header bounced along the bar and over . Two minutes later the game was all square when DARREN GRIBBEN gathered the ball just inside the half and ran forward before shooting from 25 yards into the goals by way of a deflection . Gribben saw a shot saved five minutes later . With no more goals the game went to the dreaded penalties . Tranent went first and Ben Miller made no mistake with a crisp penalty . Craig Scott was first for Broxburn and saw his shot come off the outside of the left hand post and away from goals .Stephen Manson was next up and made no mistake . Darren Gribben shot into the middle of the goals to open his side’s account .Player co manager Darren Smith scored the third spot kick for the hosts and Alexander Miller stepped up to the plate for the visitors but blasted his take well over the bar .That left Craig Wojtowycz to score and win the tie and set up a semi final away to Dundee North End next Saturday .We wish Tranent all the best for the remainder of the competition and hope they do well .
|May 13, 2017||2:30 pm||East of Scotland Cup||2016/17|
|Broxburn Athletic||2 (4-1pens)|