Tranent v Broxburn Athletic

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Tranent vs Broxburn Athletic

We took a break from league action yesterday and travelled down the bypass to lowland league side Tranent in the South Challenge Cup 5th Round.

The progress Tranent have made since being promoted as EOSFL Champions in season 21/22 has been excellent. They finished 5th in their maiden season, and they currently lie in 5th place in the Lowland League. In their last fixture, they drew at with Caledonian Braves 1-1 at home last weekend.

Broxburn make 3 changes from last weeks 2-1 victory over Sauchie. Stevie Anderson, Euan McGill and Ross Nimmo are replaced by Ben Davidson, Andrew Gillen and Connor Thomson.

Tranent are in all blue and start with a 4-3-3 formation.

Broxburn are in their changed kit. Gold and black shirts, black socks and gold and black socks and start with a 4-4-2 diamond formation.

Broxburn are the first to threaten a minute into the game. Calum Heath finds Errol Douglas who fires way over the bar.

First chance of the match came in 9 minutes. Walker’s shot is saved by Bob Watt.

Great play by Errol Douglas. He takes the ball down and plays a great ball out wide left for Calum Heath. Heath’s effort is right at Tranent keeper Mason.

GOAL! Tranent take the lead. A great finish by Lennon Walker whose shot finds the left corner.

TRANENT JUNIORS 1 (Walker-14 Minutes)

BROXBURN ATHLETIC 0

Shot by Higginbotham is over the bar for Tranent.

A decent delivery out wide left by Tranent’s Somerville is caught by Bob Watt.

Shot by McCrory-Irving is just over the bar for Tranent.

Chance for Broxburn to equalise on 26 minutes. Gary Brass finds Errol Douglas whose shot is blocked for the corner. From the resulting corner, it deflects out too Ben Davidson, the Broxburn midfielder’s shot is palmed away by Tranent keeper Mason.

On 31 minutes, Higginbotham’s effort is over the bar for the hosts.

Penalty to Tranent. Greg Page is judged to have fouled Lennon Walker, but from our viewpoint it looked soft, Page made contact with the ball. GOAL! Up steps Kallum Higginbotham who scores a good penalty low into the net.

TRANENT JUNIORS 2 (Higginbotham 35 Minutes)

BROXBURN ATHLETIC 0

HALF TIME (2-0 Tranent)

GOAL! Tranent score a third. Slack play by Callum Heath who gives away possession to Somerville. The Tranent number 3 finds McCrory-Irving wide left. He crosses for ex Broxburn striker Cameron Ross who taps in from close range.

TRANENT JUNIORS 3 (Ross-54 minutes)

BROXBURN ATHLETIC 0

SUBSTITUTIONS BROXBURN (63 minutes)

ON-Darren Downie, Andrew Black and Jordan Wright

OFF-Lewis Turner, Greg Page, Errol Douglas

Chance for Broxburn on 64 minutes, Connor Thomson breaks forward. His cross from the left finds Gary Brass whose header is right at Tranent keeper Kelby Mason.

SUBSTITUTE BROXBURN (68 Minutes)

ON-Ross Nimmo

OFF-Gary Brass

Shot by Jones for Tranent is over the bar on 71 minutes.

SUBSTITUTE BROXBURN-(73 minutes)

ON-Mackenzye Campbell

OFF-Andrew Gillan

GOAL! Its 4-0 Tranent. Higginbotham crosses for Cammy Ross who heads home for the hosts.

TRANENT JUNIORS 4 (Ross-74 minutes)

BROXBURN ATHLETIC 0

GOAL! Broxburn pull one back. Ross Nimmo crosses for Connor Thomson who heads home for a consolation goal.

TRANENT JUNIORS 4

BROXBURN ATHLETIC 1 (Connor Thomson- 77 minutes)

A Callum Heath shot is pushed wide by Tranent keeper Kelby Mason on 80 minutes.

Shot by Watson for Tranent is saved by Bob Watt down low.

Jones shoots just wide of the left-hand post for Tranent.

Effort by Tranent’s Miller is cleared of the line by Andrew Black.

FULL TIME

Tranent Juniors 4

Broxburn Athletic 1 (Thompson)

MATCH OFFICIALS

REFEREE- Mr Stirling

ASSISTANTS- Mr Dickson & Mr Ross

 

Details

Date Time League Season
February 3, 2024 3:00 pm South Challenge Cup 2023/24

Venue

Away

Result

Club1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Tranent224
Broxburn Athletic011

Broxburn Athletic

Shaun Donoghue Goalkeeper
Ross Nimmo Midfielder
Darren Downie Forward
Andrew Gillen Defender
Jordan Wright Defender
Gary Brass Forward
Errol Douglas Forward
Calum Bremner Midfielder
Calum Heath Midfielder
Robert Watt Goalkeeper
Greg Page Defender
Ben Davidson Midfielder
Lewis Turner Midfielder
Conor Thomson Midfielder 77'
Kieran Moyles Defender
Andrew Black Midfielder
McKenzye Campbell Midfielder
Goals
4
1
Assists
0
0
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
0

KO KO 13 36 44 54 63 63 63 66 66 67 73 74 77 87 FT

League Table

PosClubPPts
1Broxburn Athletic2154
2Hutchieson Vale2240
3Musselburgh Athletic1838
4Jeanfield Swifts1736
5Dunbar United1936
6Sauchie Juniors2035
7Hill of Beath2033
8Haddington Athletic2129

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