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Another good warm up match for the season ahead against second division Stirling Albion  with a final minute equaliser from Jack Sayer’s earning a draw in a competitive match that did both teams good . (Report Below) . On Wednesday we take on Edinburgh City  at the Albyn park in another testing match as we build up for the challenge of the Lowland league .

Broxburn Athletic vs Stirling Albion-    Saturday the 29th of June- Albyn Park  attendance 335

Broxburn Athletic (4-4-2) – Trialist (GK), Trialist, Trialist, Greg Page, Trialist, Trialist, Jones, Heath, Turner, Locke ©  

SUBS- Watt, Sayers, Thomson, Moyles, Trialist, Trialist, Trialist, Trialist, Trialist  

Our second pre-season fixture was played on Saturday afternoon at Albyn Park.  

Today’s opponent Stirling Albion, were relegated last season  from League 1 via the playoffs. They lost 2-1 on aggregate to Dumbarton over two legs and now will compete in Division 2. The club recently appointed ex-Hearts and Hibernian full back Alan Maybury as their new manager. The club play their home games at Forthbank stadium & play in all red.    

Stirling Fc Last 4 Games   

(27/4/25) Edinburgh City (A) 3-1 (W)   

(4/5/24) Annan Athletic (H) 1-1 (D)  

(7/5/24) Dumbaton (A) 1-2 (L)  

(11/5/24) Dumbarton (H) 1-1 (D)  

Broxburn are in their traditional kits. Red and White shirts, white socks and red socks. They start with a 4-4-2 diamond shape.  Stirling Albion are in all black and are playing a 3-5-2 formation.  

It was great to be back at Albyn Park. A good support welcome both teams as they emerge from the tunnel, on a breezy, but warm day in Broxburn.  

Broxburn are first to threaten on 8 minutes. Captain Nick Locke’s shot on the volley is saved by Stirling Albion keeper Derek Gaston.  

GOAL! Stirling Albion take the lead. Broxburn defender Greg Page gives away a free kick just outside the box. Up steps Stirling midfielder Dale Hilson whose low powerful free kick nestles into the left corner leaving the Broxburn trialist keeper no chance.   

BROXBURN ATHLETIC 0 

STIRLING ALBION 1 (Hilston-12 Minutes)   

Stirling Albion have another chance on 18 minutes. A half volley by their 15, is headed over by the Broxburn Athletic trialist (5)  

On 23 minutes, Broxburn Athletic midfielder Alassan Jones goes down under the challenge, but the referee waves play on.  On 32 minutes, Nick Locke’s shot is blocked, and the rebound comes down to Alassan Jones who gets no power in the shot and is easily collected by Stirling Albion keeper Gaston.  

Stirling Albion have a huge chance to make it 2-0 on 41 minutes. Dale Carrick gets away from the Broxburn trialist (5) and shoots over the bar from close range.  On 44 minutes, Stirling Albion’s Thomas Reilly gets on to a loose pass and his shot is saved by the Broxburn trialist keeper.   

HALF TIME (Broxburn Athletic 0 Stirling Albion 1)  

On 50 minutes, the Broxburn trialist (2) delivers a good cross into the box and is headed clear by Stirling Albion’s trialist defender. On 54 minutes, Stirling Albion midfielder Callum Crane’s shot is saved by the Broxburn trialist keeper.  

On 56 minutes, a good ball into the area by Broxburn trialist (3) is headed wide by trialist (5).  

SUBSTITUTIONS BROXBURN (58 Minutes)  

ON- Trialist’s (18) (19) (21) 

OFF- Lewis Turner, Nick Locke & Callum Heath   

Stirling Albion shot by Dale Carrick is saved by the Broxburn trialist keeper on 59 minutes.  

On 64 minutes, a teasing cross into the box by Broxburn trialist (19) has no takers and rolls out for a goal kick.   

SUBSTITUTIONS BROXBURN (69 Minutes)  

ON- Conor Thomson, Bob Watt, Jack Sayers & Kieran Moyles  

OFF- Greg Page, Trialist (1) (2) (6)  

Slack play by Callum Crane gifts possession to Errol Douglas. Douglas feeds in the Broxburn trialist (20) in on the right. His cross is cleared away by Stirling Albion. The number 20 has another chance minutes later that he put over the bar.   

SUBSTITUTIONS BROXBURN (79 Minutes)  

ON- Trialist (7) Trialist (20) 

OFF-Trialist (5) & Alassan Jones   

On 80 minutes, Stirling Albion midfielder Callum Crane shoots wide of target.   

On 89 minutes, Errol Douglas nods on a long ball into the box that finds trialist (7) whose shot hits the bar.  

GOAL! Broxburn equalise right on full time.  A corner by (7) finds (18) who heads it over to (20) whose shot is blocked. On the rebound Jack Sayers scores high into the net.   

STIRLING ALBION 1  

BREOXBURN ATHLETIC 1 (Jack Sayers-90 Minutes)  

Right after the goal hits the net, the referee blows for full time. It was a game of two halves, Stirling had a lot of the ball in the first half and Broxburn came into the game in the second period. A good exercise fore Broxburn as all the trialists got game time. Good result against good opposition!   

FULL TIME  

Broxburn Athletic 1 (Jack Sayers)  

Stirling Albion 1 

Stirling Albion– Gaston, McGreachie, Sula, Denham, Trialist, Carrick, McKinlay, Reilly, Hilson, Crane, Ewen  

SUBS- Mclluanney, Trialist, Trialist, Dobbs, Trialist, Trialist, Cringean, Weir  

Next Match  

Pre-Season Friendly Wednesday the 3rd of July  Edinburgh City (H)  19.30pm 

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PosClubPPts
1Broxburn Athletic3074
2Musselburgh Athletic3063
3Jeanfield Swifts3060
4Dunbar United3056
5Hutchieson Vale3055
6Sauchie Juniors3054
7Hill of Beath3050
8Haddington Athletic3044

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