Max Green


Attendance 280

Broxburn Athletic vs Glenrothes

It was another midweek fixture for Broxburn Athletic on Tuesday night, this time in the East of Scotland League Cup 3rd round against Fife side Glenrothes at Albyn Park.

To reach this stage of the competition, both teams got a bye in round one. In round 2, Broxburn Athletic beat Leith Athletic 1-0 with an Errol Douglas goal separating the teams at Meadowbank. After the original game was postponed, Glenrothes eventually eliminated West Lothian side Harthill Royal at home, in round 2, with Lee Schiavone getting the vital goal.

The last time the two clubs met was on Saturday 16th of March at Warout Stadium, Glenrothes in league duty. Glenrothes won 3-2. Broxburn goal scorers that day were Lewis Turner & Marky Munro, while goal scorers for Glenrothes were Cargill and a McKenzie double.

Broxburn make 7 changes to the team that defeated Dundonald Bluebell last Saturday over in Fife. In come Shaun Donoghue, Callum Heath, Ben Davidson, Connor Thomson, Callum Bremner, Ross Nimmo and Darren Downie. They replace Bob Watt, Steven Anderson, Lewis Turner, Gary Brass, Errol Douglas, Nick Locke and Bryan Mwangi. Broxburn are in their traditional kits. Red and white shirts, white shorts and red and white socks and start with a 4-3-3 formation. The visitors Glenrothes are in all Black and start with a 4-5-1 formation.

Broxburn are first to threaten a minute into the game. Callum Heath drives down the left and his cross finds Darren Downie. The stand in skipper puts his effort wide of target. In the 2nd minutes, Allasan Jones played a good ball through to Ross Nimmo whose shot is wide of target.

Glenrothes create their first chance in 9 minutes. Fionn McLeod-Kay has plenty of space down the right. His shot is just wide of the left-hand post. On 11 minutes, A long ball forward by Glenrothes keeper Riley Laing finds their number 4 Ali Ramzan at a tight angle. His shot is just wide of target. There are huge shouts of offside on 14 minutes as the Glenrothes number 10 Fionn McLeod Kay looks to be ahead of play from a long ball forward. He shoots just wide of target. McLeod Kay is through again on 27 minutes and this time looks onside. He plays a great ball across to Jordan McKenzie whose shot is well saved by Broxburn Athletic keeper Shaun Donoghue.

On 27 minutes, Ross Nimmo gets in behind the Glenrothes back line from a long ball. Glenrothes keeper Laing is on his toes and gets there before Nimmo and eventually clears. A minute later, Ross Nimmo is free wide right. His cross finds Callum Heath at full stretch at the back post but his effort hits the side netting.

GOAL! Glenrothes take the lead. Good 1-2 by McKenzie and Bridgeford on the build-up. Bridgeford makes no mistake and slots home for the opening goal.


GLENROTHES 1 (Bridgeford-34 Minutes)

GOAL! Glenrothes score a quick second. McLeod-Kay looks to be two yards offside, but the linesman keeps his flag down. His cross finds Jordan McKenzie who finishes well.


GLENROTHES 2 (McKenzie-40 Minutes)

GOAL! Ross Nimmo plays in Darren Downie whose effort deflects into the back of the net. Broxburn hit back immediately.

BROXBURN 1 (Darren Downie-41 Minutes)


Callum Heath delivers a great cross that hits the Glenrothes centre half Blair Smart. The Fife side eventually clear their lines. On 44 minutes, Greg Page has a shot that is over the bar from distance.

Last chance of the half comes for the visitors. Jay Bridgeford’s effort is just over the bar.

HALF TIME (2-1 Glenrothes)

Broxburn Start the second half with a bit more urgency. Ross Nimmo tests Glenrothes keeper Riley Laing with a shot with the first attack of the half. On 47 minutes, Greg Page plays a great cross ball that finds Ross Nimmo in an advanced position. Nimmo’s cross finds Callum Bremner in plenty space, centrally. His shot is blocked and on the rebound Darren Downie’s effort is blocked.

Glenrothes have a huge chance for a third goal on 50 minutes. Jay Bridgeford’s shot is well saved by Broxburn keeper Shaun Donoghue.

On 53 minutes, Broxburn fly forward down the left through Callum Heath. Heath’s cross finds Ben Davidson whose header is over the bar. A minute later , Ross Nimmo finds Callum Bremner free and his effort is saved down low by Glenrothes keeper Laing.

On 55 minutes, Broxburn have a huge chance to equalise. Allasan Jones’s effort from a tight angle hits the bar.

Broxburn keeper Donoghue makes another important save. This time from Glenrothes number 7 Reece Brown.


ON-Zander Miller

OFF-Ross Nimmo

GOAL! Glenrothes have a third goal. On the counterattack, Jordan McKenzie finishes well after a good ball through by Jay Bridgeford.


GLENROTHES 3 (McKenzie-66 Minutes)

Broxburn fly forward, looking for a quick response. Callum Heath’s shot is over the bar. On 74 Minutes, Allasan Jones finds Greg Page at the back post, his header is saved by Glenrothes keeper Laing.

On 78 minutes, Marky Munro is booked for a late challenge.


ON-Andrew Black

OFF-Marky Munro

Bang on 90 minutes, Glenrothes have a penalty. Moyles pulls down Jordan McKenzie in the box. GOAL! Up steps Bridgeford who cooly slots home for a Glenrothes 4th goal.


GLENROTHES 4 (Bridgeford-90 Minutes)


Broxburn have the ball in the net late on through Zander Miller, but it was ruled offside and referee Struthers instantly blew for full time. A bad night at the office tonight for Broxburn. But now its all about Saturday, where three points would clinch us the title.

We wish Glenrothes all the best for the season.


Broxburn Athletic 1(Darren Downie)

Glenrothes 4


Broxburn Athletic -Donoghue, Munro, Page, Moyles, Nimmo, Jones, Downie ©, Heath, Thomson, Davidson, Bremner.

SUBS- Watt (GK), Black, Douglas, Brass, Turner, Miller, Locke

Glenrothes – Laing, Thompson, Gait, Ramzan, Smart, Wallace, Brown, Bell, Mackenzie, McLeod Kay, Bridgeford

SUBS- Conner (GK), Whittet, Green








REFEREE- Mr Struthers

ASSISTANTS-Mr Robertson & Mr Gardiner

Robbie King

Craig Hume

Ross MacRae

Gab Peters

James Scobbie

Sonny Swanson

Antonio Sisi

Stephen Scott



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