Tranent v Broxburn Athletic



Attendance 275

Tranent vs Broxburn

It was Tranent away again for Broxburn for the second time in quick succession. This time it’s for an East of Scotland Qualifying cup 5th round tie at Foresters Park.

So far in the competition, Broxburn defeated Bathgate Thistle 2-1 At Albyn Park in round 3 on November the 7th. In Round 4, they defeated Bo’ness Athletic in a cracker at Newton Park 4-3 on November the 28th. Tranent defeated Tynecastle 6-0 back in August in round 2. They also defeated Sauchie Juniors in Round 3 on the 28th of November 3-1 and beat Jeanfield Swifts 5-2. All Tranent’s cup game were played at Foresters Park.

Tranent lie 5th in the lowland league. In their last fixture, they defeated Broomhill away in Dumbarton last Sunday. Kieran Somerville, Lennon Walker and Cammy Ross were on the scoresheet in a 3-1 win. Broxburn & Tranent have already met this season. On February the 3rd, Tranent won 4-1 with Connor Thomson scoring a consolation goal in the South Challenge Cup 5th Round at Foresters Park.

Broxburn make 6 changes from the team that defeated Luncarty on Saturday 6-0. In come Shaun Donoghue, Marcus Miller, Ben Davidson, Ross Nimmo, Callum Bremner & Darren Downie. They replace Bob Watt, Steven Anderson, Lewis Turner, Ali Jones, Gary Brass & Errol Douglas.

Tranent are in blue and white shirts, blue shorts & socks and are playing a 4-3-3 formation.

Broxburn Athletic are in their changed kit. Gold and Black shirts, black shorts and gold and black socks. They start with a 4-2-3-1 formation.

In the second minute, Nick Locke and Ben Davidson get in each other’s way and give easy possession to Tranent. Ball is worked To Tranent number 9 Ross who shoots right at Shaun Donoghue.

Chance for Broxburn on 4 minutes. Callum Bremner passes to Ross Nimmo. The Broxburn winger plays it wide to advanced right back Marky Miller. His cross catches the bar on the way over.

Corner by Connor Thomson on the left finds Nick Locke whose header is wide of target.

On 10 minutes, Marcus Miller makes a great goal saving block on Tranent’s Ross just as he is about to pull the trigger from close range.

Shot by Ross for Tranent is just wide of target on 11 minutes.

Shot by Ross for Tranent is just wide of target again for Tranent on 13 minutes.

Been a battle so far. Tranent have had most of chances but no real talking points so far as we reach 25 minutes.

Another last-ditch clearance. This time from Broxburn skipper Nick Locke from a dangerous Tranent cross.

Chance for Tranent on 33 minutes. Gray plays in Moreland whose shot is saved by Broxburn keeper Shaun Donoghue.


ON-Lewis Turner OFF-Conor Thomson

Big chance for Broxburn on 44 minutes, Darren Downie brings a long ball down. He finds Nick Locke with a back heel and the Broxburn captain’s shot is saved by Tranent keeper Mason.


Tranent are first to threaten in the second half. Another dangerous ball into the box finds Higginbottom whose header is saved by Broxburn keeper Donoghue.

Shot by Tranent number 11 Higginbotham is cleared of the line by Greg Page on 52 minutes.

Another good save down low by Broxburn keeper Sean Donoghue from a Ross shot.

On 60 minutes, Lewis Turner is booked for a foul.

On 62 minutes, referee Harris awards Tranent a penalty. Up steps Higginbotham whose penalty is saved by Shaun Donoghue and the rebound is cleared by Greg Page.

Cross by Tranent’s B Watson misses everyone and goes out for a goal kick.

From a free kick, Nick Locke shoots wide of target.


ON-Gary Brass    OFF-Darren Downie

Callum Heath is next in referee Harris’s book for a foul on 68 minutes.

Shot by Tranent’s J Watson is in on goal, and he shoots way over the bar from close range.

On 71 minutes, Slack play by Page gifts possession to Tranent. They break quickly into the box. Shot by Ross is well blocked by Marcus Miller.


ON-Errol Douglas     OFF-Ben Davidson

More slack play from Broxburn in a central position. They break forward and this time Greg Page makes a great block on J Watson.

Tranent keeper takes too much time on the ball. Nick Locke get to the ball before the keeper but blazes his effort way over the bar on 74 minutes.

On 79 Minutes, A shot by Tranent number 10 J Watson is parried wide by Broxburn keeper Shaun Donoghue and caught on the second attempt.

A shot by B Watson is way over the bar for the hosts.

Huge chance for Tranent on 88 minutes, Cross by Greig finds Duncan who’s header from close range is over the bar.

GOAL! Nick Locke finds space on the left and slots it past Mason for a late winner. Great finish from the Broxburn captain.



Broxburn hang on and advance to the Semi Final of the East Of Scotland Qualifying Cup where we take on Inverkeithing Swifts.


Tranent Juniors 0

Broxburn Athletic 1(Locke 92)


REFEREE- Mr Harris      ASSISTANTS- Mr Kay & Mr Blackley


Date Time League Season
February 27, 2024 7:45 pm East of Scotland Qualifying League 2023/24




Club1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Broxburn Athletic011

Broxburn Athletic

Marcus Miller Defender
Shaun Donoghue Goalkeeper
Nicholas Locke Midfielder 92'
Ross Nimmo Midfielder
Darren Downie Forward
Gary Brass Forward
Errol Douglas Forward
Calum Bremner Midfielder
Calum Heath Midfielder 69'
Robert Watt Goalkeeper
Greg Page Defender 30'
Ben Davidson Midfielder 45'
Lewis Turner Midfielder 61'
Marky Munro Defender
Conor Thomson Midfielder
Andrew Black Midfielder
McKenzye Campbell Midfielder
Yellow Cards
Red Cards

KO KO 30 39 42 45 61 62 64 64 65 67 69 73 92 FT

League Table

1Broxburn Athletic2460
2Musselburgh Athletic2351
3Hutchieson Vale2749
4Jeanfield Swifts2346
5Dunbar United2344
6Sauchie Juniors2442
7Hill of Beath2437
8Dundonald Bluebell2134



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