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Broxburn Athletic vs Inverkeithing Hillfield Swifts

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Broxburn Athletic vs Inverkeithing Swifts

This weekend, it was the East of Scotland Qualifying Cup Semi Final at Albyn Park, where Inverkeithing Swifts were the visitors.



2ND ROUND- (19/8/23) Peebles Rovers (H) 3-1

3RD ROUND-(7/11/23) Bathgate Thistle (H) 2-1

4TH ROUND- (28/11/23) Bo’ness Athletic (A) 4-3

5TH ROUND (27/2/24) Tranent Juniors (A) 1-0


2ND ROUND- (19/8/23) Whitburn (A) 6-4

3RD ROUND-(23/9/23) Pumpherston (A) 3-2

4TH ROUND-(14/10/24) Fauldhouse (H) 3-0

5TH ROUND- (27/2/24) Gala Fairydean (A) 3-2

Inverkeithing Swifts lie in 13TH place in the East of Scotland Premier Division. In their last fixture last weekend, they lost to Haddington Athletic away 3-1.

Broxburn make 5 changes from last weekend’s 2-1 loss away at Glenrothes. In come Kieran Moyles, Ross Nimmo, Ben Davidson & Darren Downie and Callum Heath. They replace Steven Anderson, Gary Brass, Ali Jones, Marky Munro & Callum Bremner.

Broxburn Athletic are in their traditional strips. Red and white shirts, white shorts, and red and white socks. They are playing a 4-4-2 formation.

Inverkeithing Swifts are in yellow shirts, blue shorts and yellow socks and start with a 4-2-3-1 formation.

Broxburn are first to threaten. Nick Locke does well to force the corner. A very inviting corner by Callum Heath has no takers and rolls out for a goal kick.

In the third minute, a good switch of play by Greg Page finds Ross Nimmo out wide right. Nimmo crosses for Nick Locke who heads over.

On the 6th minute, the visitors threatened for the first time. Ben Finnan’s shot is pushed wide by Broxburn keeper Bob Watt. From the resulting corner, the ball comes out to Swifts number 4 John Binnie and Watt pushes it wide again for a second corner. Broxburn eventually clear the third corner.

Ross Nimmo looks for Errol Douglas. The big Broxburn striker forces Inverkeithing defender Ben Ramage into a mistake and Broxburn have a corner. Callum Heath takes and Kieran Moyles heads over the bar.

19 minutes in and Inverkeithing have a corner. A good cross finds Luke Mahady whose header from close range is saved by Bob Watt.

GOAL! Inverkeithing open the scoring and it’s a cracker. Aaron Wood strike finds the top corner from just outside of the D.



Yellow card is shown to one of the Inverkeithing coaching staff on 25 minutes.

On 26 minutes, ball is worked in to Ross Nimmo whose shot is right at Inverkeithing keeper Michael Gibb.

Two booking in two minutes for the visitors. On 29 minutes, Michael Paterson is booked for a foul on Callum Heath and on 30 minutes John Binnie is booked for a foul on Darren Downie.

On 34 minutes, Inverkeithing’s Michael Paterson who was just booked takes out Lewis Turner and is lucky not to get a second yellow from referee Buchan.

Big chance for Broxburn right on half time. Ross Nimmo does well to deliver a cross despite been forced wide. Errol Douglas at full stretch, can’t get the contact on the ball.

HALF TIME (1-0 Inverkeithing Swifts)

Lewis Turner is booked on 47 minutes for a late challenge.

On 50 minutes, Darren Downie shoots wide of target.

On 53 minutes it’s a penalty Inverkeithing. Luke Mahady goes down in the box. GOAL! Up steps Luke Mahady who sends Bob Watt the wrong way and doubles Inverkeithing’s lead.


INVERKEITHING SWIFTS 2 (Mahady-54 Minutes)


ON-Conor Thomson & Gary Brass

OFF-Ben Davidson & Darren Downie

Big chance for Broxburn. Ross Nimmo shot from a rebound looks to be over the line, but the linesman doesn’t flag, and we play on.

On 61 minutes, Nick Locke goes down in the box and referee points to the spot. Up steps Lewis Turner whose penalty is saved by Inverkeithing Swifts keeper Michael Gibb.

Great cross by Conor Thomson is only cleared as far as Lewis Turner whose shot deflects wide for a corner.

Big chance for Errol Douglas on 66 minutes. It falls for the big man in the box, but he can’t get his positioning right and Inverkeithing clear their lines.

On 68 minutes after a constant Broxburn onslaught. Inverkeithing break forward and Bob Watt makes 2 great saves, first from Luke Mahady and on the rebound he saves from Aaron Wood.

Ross Nimmo has the ball in the net, but referee Buchan blows straight away for offside. Looked a very tight call from my viewpoint. A member of the Broxburn coaching staff is booked on 71 minutes.

Shot by Nick Locke is right at the keeper on 73 minutes.

Ross Nimmo delivers a good teasing ball into the box. Nick Locke hits fresh air with his strike and Inverkeithing clear their lines again.

Inverkeithing’s Michael Patterson is shown a second yellow card for a pull-on Nick Locke on 75 minutes. GOAL! From the resulting free kick. Greg page delivers a great cross and Errol Douglas heads home.

BROXNURN ATHLETIC 1 (Errol Douglas-77 Minutes)


Next in the book is Inverkeithing number 6 Ben Ramage for a foul.

Broxburn are throwing everything at it. Nick Locke shot is tipped over the bar by Inverkeithing Swifts keeper Michael Gibb.

Fair play to Inverkeithing who have defended well today. Keeper made some cracking saves. We wish them all the best for the season.

Next up its Leith Athletic at Meadowbank and it’s a chance for the boys to get back to winning ways.


Broxburn Athletic 1(Douglas)

Inverkeithing Swifts 2


Referee- Mr Buchan

Assistants- Mr Allan & Mr McAlpine

Harris Almass

Ben Finnan

Struan Grieve

Conor Scott

Luke Mahady

Finlay Kerr



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