Scottish Junior Cup 1st Round
Broxburn Athletic 6 Hay og, Gribben 2 , Anderson 2 ,Miller
Fraserburgh Utd 0
Fraserburgh Utd Whyte , Reid , Hay, Lawrance, Clark , Simpson , Holland , Rollo (Marques 75m),Muir (Duncan 82m),Conway , Gordon (Paterrson 67m) subs Maitland , Sim
Referee Mr E.Birch assistants Mr J.Van der Ster ,Mr L.McGarry
Broxburn got of to a flier when Darren Gribben got the ball and ran down the right hand side before firing a ball across towards Miller but the unfortunate NEIL HAY slid in to turn the ball into his own net . A second was quickly added in fourteen minutes this time it was from the spot after Jack Beasley was up ended in the box by the visiting keeper .DARREN GRIBBEN made no mistake from the spot for the second week in a row . Broxburn were flying and two minutes later Kieran Anderson got down the left and crossed to Alexander Miller who headed just wide .Gribben then provided a good cross into the box that was met by Nicholas Locke who saw his header got just over the bar . Locke forced a good double save from James Whyte when saving from point blank then again when Locke pounced on the loose ball . Half way through the half Zander headed just wide left from a right hand corner . . A minute later Broxburn all most gave their visitors hope when Connor Wallace attempted to clear the ball it came of Scott Moir and went just wide of the post . Just after the half hour mark Gribben set up Miller and he forced a good save from Whyte .From the corner Gordon Donaldson could not get direction on his header to trouble the keeper . Nicholas Locke made a good run and his shot was deflected and almost beat the keeper .Miller shot wide left from a good Anderson put in with six minutes of the half remaining .It was becoming frustrating for the big striker when a minute later Whyte denied him yet again with a fine save .The third goal came with two minutes left of the half when DARREN GRIBBEN dribbled his way into the box past three defender’s and fired into the bottom corner .On the stroke of half time it should have been four but the luckless Miller saw his shot at goals squirm under the keeper but he turned quickly enough to stop it going over the line and grab the ball .
Ross Nimmo on for the injured Gordon Donaldson at half time made his presence felt immediately .He went on a run down the right and he found Miller with his cross but the striker’s luck remained out when his shot was saved from point-blank ranged .Miller had another chance moments later with again Nimmo being the provider . Just after the hour mark Gribben gathered the ball on the left hand side created a chance going across the 18 yard line and fired a shot that came off the right hand post and away to safety . The ball eventually broke out to Anderson who shot wide left . With three quarter of the game gone Miller headed over the bar much to his frustrations . There was 80 minutes on the clock when Anderson got down the right hand side and his ball into miller was perfect but the striker was having a dried up time of it as he shot wide . It was a minute later though that Broxburn got their fourth .Kiearan Anderson was making a good run goal ward before being brought down just outside the box KIERAN ANDERSON took the free kick him self and fired it under the wall into the far left hand bottom corner . With five minutes remaining Nimmo put a good ball into the box and Miller tried a scissor kick that went over the bar . KIERAN ANDERSON got a fifth when sent through on goals and fired home giving the visiting keeper no chance . There was still time for one more goal and this time ALEXANDER MILLER when heading home at the back post from a Anderson put in . Nimmo could have made it seven in the dying embers of the tie but shot over the bar when Anderson put him through on goals .
GLENAFTON ATH 3 BROXBURN ATH 1
Gray , McCann , Marlow McNaughton
Referee Mr M.McDermid assistants Mr Craig , Mr Leghorn
Glenafton Ath McGarrity , Mcausland , Marlow , Menzies , McChesney , Gray , Orsi ( Hunter 85m) , Cairns , Dallas (McCann 67m) , Andrew (Borris 72m) subs Meikle , Lochead ,
Broxburn Ath Wallace (Donaghue 12m) , Browne , Mampuya , D. Cole , M.Millar , Locke , Nimmo , Linton , McNaughton ,Richards , Anderson . subs Donnelly , L.Cole , Kay , Scott .
Broxburn crashed out of the Scottish junior cup going down 3-1 away to Glenafton Athletic . With a patched up squad the lads put in a sterling performance . Broxburn created the first opening on 3 minutes when Anderson put the ball in to Richards but the striker saw his shot go just over . On eleven minutes Conor Lynass tried to get on to a ball at the back end of the box but failed to get a shot away . Wallce in the Burn goals indicated a problem and was replaced by Young Shaun Donoghue .Three minutes later Donoghue made a double save turning the ball around the post for a corner .Half way through the half Richards sent Nimmo down the right and his ball into the box was cut out by the keeper . At the other end Lynass was through on goal but saw his shot saved . Half an hour gone and Scott McNaughton saw a half chance go just wide of the left hand post .Christopher Dallas should have done better when through on goals twice in the the last ten minutes of the half he poorly blasted wildly over the bar .
A minute into the second half and a snap shot by Alan Cairns was saved comfortably .Broxburn went up the other end and Nimmo put a ball into the back end of the penalty box and SCOTT McNaughton STEADIED HIMSELF before curling a shot high into the far corner giving the keeper no chance . Six minutes later the hosts were level when awarded a free kick twenty five yards out DAVID GRAY fired his second free kick in two weeks into the back of the net .Nicholas Locke went on a run into the box two minutes later but saw his attempt saved .Just after the hour mark Dallas headed over from a corner from three yards out .half way through the second half great football created a chance for Mampuya but his shot was desperately cleared of the line .Michael McCann saw a header towards goal saved by Donoghue .Under ten minutes to go a ball into the box was headed on and MICHAEL McCann was in the clear to score easily .Five minutes later the ball was lost in midfield and CAMERON MARLOW scored despite Donoghue getting a hand to the ball . in the dying minutes Shaun Donoghue made a great save to stop more scoring .In the last kick of the ball Ross Nimmo received a harsh second yellow and was subsequently ordered off . A good battling performance but it was not to be .