Coldstream v Broxburn Athletic

COLDSTREAM                 1    LEE


Coldstrream    Turnbull , Gay , Malcolm (Blackie 59m) , Heugh , Straughan , Smith (Wright 67m ) , Corfield , McCrudden , Bonnington , Renton , Lee . subs Briggs , Allan

Referee  Mr E. Cairns

Attendance 130

Broxburn had the first chance with a good move on 9 minutes when Nico Gibson put the ball through to Conor Kelly and he cut it back to Scott Richards on the edge of the box but his shot went just over the bar . The opening goal came after 17 minutes when a good run by Nicholas Locke was passed out to Cameron Ross who’s shot was well saved  but as the ball broke out right CONOR KELLY picked it up and fired home from outside the box on the right hand side deceiving all to find the back of the net . A couple of minutes later a corner into the box saw Andrew Grant out jump all but his header went just over the bar . Half way through the half a free kick into the box was spilled by the keeper but his defence cleared for a corner before any Broxburn Attacker got near it . Locke saw a free kick from the left go narrowly past the right hand post a minute later .On 36 minutes Coldstream could have equalised when Matt Corfield headed wide of the right hand post . Broxburn doubled their lead on 40 minutes when GREG BINNIE received the ball 20 yards out and sent the ball past Turnbull into the back of the net . Corfield , a minute later again headed past the post with Wallace beaten . Broxburn went up the park with the bye kick and Scott Richards gathered the ball and went right before putting it on a plate for CONOR KELLY to shoot high into the net . With two minutes left Greg McCrudden  saw a shot saved by Wallace . in the last minute a free kick played into the Broxburn box was not defended and when the ball fell to KIERAN LEE he scored giving Wallace no chance and gave his side a life line back into the game .

At the start of the second half Coldstream started well and Craig Heugh saw a shot defended for a early corner . It was the visitors who added to the scoring on 49 minutes when Locke gathered the ball in the right hand side of the box and got to the bye line and fired across the six yard box where SCOTT RICHARDS was at the back post to score . Broxburn put the tie to bed on 62 minutes when Greg Binnie made a run into the box and the defender attempted to trip him but all though Binnie kept his feet the ball had run away and the referee gave the penalty and CONOR KELLY stepped up to score and complete his hat trick . Broxburn could have went further ahead on 71 minutes when Cameron Ross made a good run into the left hand side of the box but shot into the side netting with team mates free in the box maybe a better option . On 74 minutes Broxburn got their sixth when Richards sent JACK BEESLEY through and as Elliot Turnbull parried the original shot over his head Jack was first to the ball to force it into the net .With the game reaching the end Locke saw an effort go a begging . The last action of the game saw a corner into the hosts box where Andrew grant’s effort came off the bar . .

A good overall performance with the players coming in doing well . The strength of squad will be needed time and time again in the coming weeks and it was good to see them step up to the mark .

Ryan Foggo

Craig Roney



SAUCHIE                               0

Sauchie  D. Dolan , Houston , Syme , Wright , Cross , Donaldson (Sharp 85m) , McCaughie  (McTaggart 78m) , Comrie , Crawford , S.Dolan(Bryson 78m) , Finlayson  subs  McKeown , Dawson , Young

Referee Mr. A Gamble   ,  Assistants  Mr P.Hanlon ,Mr C.Stirling

Attendance    188

Broxburns first effort came after 3 minutes with good passing play finished when Craig Scott fired over the bar . A minute later a ball to the back post was cut back to Alexander Miller who’s shot was blocked and cleared . At the other end good play between Donaldson and McCaughie finished with the later shooting over from 20 yards out . David McCaughie shot wide right from the edge of the box on nine minutes . Quarter of an hour in and Ross Crawford had a shot that was easily saved by Connor Wallace . A minute later the same player shot wide left from the right hand side of the box . Miller had a good run into the box on 18 minutes but his shot went wide left of the target . Broxburn lived dangerously on 24 minutes when a corner into the box was eventually scrambled clear . Sauchie had a good chance on half hour mark when a free kick into the box saw Jordan Wright glance a header just wide left of the post . Cameron Ross four minutes later saw a great shot tipped over the bar by Darren Dolan in the visitors goals . Steven Dolan had a chance in the last ten minutes of the half when a good ball into the box was sent wide right of the target .

From the kick off Nicholas Locke was sent through but his effort went over the bar . A corner in to the Sauchie box on 56 minutes saw a John Grant header  tipped over the bar . A hour gone and a ball ricochet in the box  before Craig Donaldson fired well over the bar . Half way through the second half Nicholas Locke and Alexander Miller created an opening that was saved really well by Dolan . Ten minutes remaining and with the scoreline coming in from other games it was important to get a winner . Cameron Ross shot just wide left of target . Four minutes later an effort from Locke was saved as Dolan kept his side in the game turning the ball behind for a corner at full stretch . The corner in was knocked out but only as far as JOHN GRANT on the left hand side of the box and he steered the ball into the far top right hand corner to the delight of his team mates . Scott Richards and Greg Binnie attempted to increase their sides lead but to no avail . A hard three points from an improving side so happy with the reward . .

Jeanfield Swifts v Broxburn Ath






Dunbar United   Laing , K.Tait , Peden (Neave 77m) , Szemis , McFarlane , McTernan (Ingram 46m) , Fiddler , S.Tait , McLaren , Handling   (McCraw 86m) ,Ballantyne . subs Cropley , Chapman

Attendance   188

Referee Mr C. McNab   Assistants  Mr K. Maskell ,Mr T.Roberts


On a day more suited to water polo it was Dunbar who got the ball into the box in the first minute but the Broxburn defence cleared the danger  . Broxburn took the lead on 9 minutes when Nick Locke went on a run and was brought down outside the box . NICHOLAS LOCKE stepped up to curl a free kick into the top far right hand corner giving Daniel Laing no chance . On 11 and 13 minutes Ross and Miller had good chances for the home side . Dunbar levelled the game on 19 minutes when STEVEN TAIT went on a run into the box and his shot was deflected past Wallace into the net . Broxburn continued to create chances and on 26 minutes Connor Kelly set up Zander Miller but the strikers effort went wide left . Kelly himself saw a turn and shot deflected for a corner on 29 minutes . The home side regained the lead on 34 minutes when Locke past wide right to Kelly who’s ball to the back post was headed back across the goals by Miller and NICHOLAS LOCKE who had continued to run was there to fire his side in front . Cameron Ross created a chance a minute later but the effort went wide right of the target . With 3 minutes of the half remaining Michael McFarlane should have done better when a free kick into the box was met by his head but he steered the ball wide right of the target unchallenged And in the final action of the half Fraser McLaren shot came off the bar before being cleared .

The second half started under a torent of rain and it was Ross on 51 minutes who created a good opening but shot wide right from the left hand side of the box . Kelly provided Miller with a great ball but the striker’s header was well saved by Laing . Dunbar equalised on 59 minutes when DEAN BALLANTYNE shot from the left hand side and it took a slight deflection to divert into the back of the net .  Broxburn regained the lead 5 minutes later when a great move finished by a one two from Kelly and CAMERON ROSS who finished well . In a ding dong battle the visitors were level again on 75 minutes when Lloyd Fiddler got into the box and his effort was turned in at the near post by STEVEN TAIT  .  Ross on 82 minutes shot into the side net . Donaldson saw an effort saved on 84 minutes as the hosts pressed for the winner . With three minutes remaining Donaldson saw an effort come off the post . A minute later Greg Binnie brought out the best in Daniel Laing who full stretched turned the ball behind for a corner . The corner came in and GORDON DONALDSON prodded the ball into the empty net and went to celebrate with his friends in the crowd . A good game under trying conditions and both sets of players deserved credit for the way they played the game . A vital three points for the BUrn in our quest to keep the pressure on the leader . .

Tranent V Broxburn Athletic

TRANENT                         1  JONES


Tranent   Adams , C. Donaldson , Rutherford (Barrett  56m) , B.Donaldson ,  Hawkins , Miller (Lander 80m) , Murphy  (Watson 16m) , Black , MacDonald , Hill , Jones   subs Berry , McKenzie , McGovern , Stirling

Referee Mr J.Curran   Assistants  Mr J.Bell , Mr R.Gordon

Attendance   275 approx.

Broxburn had the first opportunity on 2 minutes when Miller headed over from 10 yards out . Two minutes later Sean Murphy  made room in the box but his shot was tipped round the right hand post by Wallace . Wallace again came to the hosts rescue on 8 minutes when Bert Miller forced a good save . Against the run of play Broxburn took the lead when a good move saw Andrew Gillen put a ball in from the right and found ALEXANDER MILLER who bulleted a header into the net on 18 minutes . Tranent hit the woodwork from a corner on 21 minutes and when it broke out to Shaun Hill his shot went wide of the target .  Tranent continued to push for a equaliser forcing corner after corner but they were dealt with by the Broxburn defence .

Straight from the kick off Craig Scott tried to catch the keeper out but he managed to stop the effort . Tranent equalised on 55 minutes when a free kick out on the left went past everybody and found the back of the net from ANDREW JONES . Level terms only lasted 3 minutes when a Scott Richards in from the left found the head of GORDON DONALDSON who steered the ball home . Three minutes later Broxburn could have increased their lead when a free kick in from the right saw Alexander Miller head wide .  On 64 minutes Scott Richards saw a good effort shave the cross bar as it went over . Half way through the half Tranent broke away and Bradley Barrett shot over the bar .With chances  being rare for the rest of the match in windy conditions it was the visitors who were the happier taking all three points from the match  against a title challenger .

Whitehill Welfare v Broxburn Ath



Whitehill Welfare  Bejaoui , Somerville , Hamilton , Connell , Rogan , Janczk (Hunter 79m) , Devlin , Connor , Sproule (McCallum 70m) , Muir , Swanson (Wright 59m) . Subs Dodds , Murray , McQueen

Referee Mr Lee  Assistants  Miss Hingant ,Mr Chadwick

Attendance 185

Broxburn looked in the mood from the start and after two minutes it was Locke who made a good run down the left but his ball into the box was behind his attacking team mates . On five minutes Daryl Devlin saw an effort saved by Wallace . Locke again put a good ball in on 12 minutes from the right and the defence cleared just before Nico Gibson was about to head home . Craig Scott should have done better on 20 minutes when Locke set him up with a cut back but the midfielder’s shot was weak at the keeper . A minute later Whitehill attacked down the left and a cross into the box came of the bar before  Grant Gavin turned it behind for a corner . The corner swung in from the left into the middle of the box and GARY HAMILTON fired home from eight yards . Ross made a good run and shot on 24 minutes which was deflected for a corner . A minute later Locke put the ball out left to Gibson  but his shot went wide left . Broxburn were pressing for the equaliser and Locke again cut the ball across for Ross but his shot went wide left . Just after the half hour mark A corner in was met by the head of Grant Gavin but he was disappointed to see it go over the bar .Controversy on 37 minutes when the home defence were all over the place and good play by the visitors saw a cross ball cut out by Youssef Bejaoui with his hands but both officials failed to see the offence outside the box .

Nick Locke forced a good save in the first minute of the half . The visitors got on level terms a minute later  when NICHOLAS LOCKE went on a run down the left before shooting under the advancing keeper . Ross couldn’t capitalised on a good ball in from Locke on 55 minutes . Scott Richards put Conor Kelly through on 63 minutes but the strikers effort went over the bar . Whitehill spurned a chance on 65 minutes when Sommerville put a good ball on to the head of Scott Wright but the header went wide of the target . Greg Binnie saw a good ball in cleared from the danger area on 74 minutes with Whithill seeing a Ross Connell effort deflected for a corner at the other end two minutes later . Craig Scott saw a 30 yard free kick rocket of the post with a minute remaining .Broxburn almost shipped all three points when Grant Gavin was short with a pass back to Wallace but the big keeper managed to get there and steal the ball off Anthony Muir as he was about to strike .

A disappointing point with the chances created but could have gone the other way also so we move on .



This game to be played at Boness Newtown park



Crossgates Primrose   Mooney , Dunlop , R. Sawers , Forbes (Cowie 87m) ,O’Neill , Moffat , Aitken , Dees (Wilkie 72m) , Lawrie , Campbell , McAteer (L.Sawers 72m)   subs McDonald , Swan , Clark , Henderson

Referee Mr. B.Fraser   Assistants  Mr K.Boyd , Mr R.Gordon

Attendance  170

Broxburn started well and on three minutes Cameron Ross got down the left and his ball was into the box was cut out and cleared by the defence . A minute later at the other end a good ball in was headed goalward by Michael Dunlop but Connor Walace  caught the ball with ease . A through ball from deep found Jack Beesley who’s shot was deflected to Greg Binnie and his shot was deflected for a corner with the keeper beaten . The visitors took the lead on nine minutes when ARCHIE CAMPBELL broke away on a counter attack and shot home past Wallace . Broxburn almost equalised on 16 minutes when  they gained a corner and when the corner came in Miller shot into the side netting . The visitors almost doubled their lead on 35 minutes when a shot past Wallace was cleared off the line by Christopher Townsley . At the other end a minute later a deflected Miller shot was deflected then tipped over the bar by Mooney in the visitors goals . On 41 mins a game of head tennis in the box was finally headed wide of the Broxburn goals by James McAteer . Cameron ross saw an attempt in the last minute of the half turned behind for a corner which came to nothing .

From the second half kick off Cameron Ross went on the attack and forced a great save from Mooney and when the ball broke to Miller he shot wide . Crossgates sent a free kick into the box on 49 minutes  which Chris Townsley headed over his own bar . The equaliser came on 53 minutes when Cameron Ross sent NICHOLAS LOCKE through to score .Two minutes later a repeat move saw Locke shoot wide of the target this time .  Broxburn took the lead on 63 minutes  when a great ball sent Miller clear on the right who in turn   squared the ball to JACK BEESLEY to score . The visitors were on level terms with 15 minutes remaining when a ball over the top from Campbell found SCOTT LAWRIE  who fired home giving Wallace no chance . Broxburn went in front with 86 minutes on the clock when Connor Kelly drove into the box and his ball was headed home by ALEXANDER MILLER  . Crossgates should have equalised on 88 minutes when Mark Wilkie  forced a fantastic save from Connor Wallace  with everybody waiting for the net to ripple .  A good three points at Neutral Boness , whom we thank for the facilities , as we endeavour to catch our hosts  .

St Mirren v Broxburn Athletic

ST MIRREN                        3        OBIKA (2), MULLEN


St Mirren Hiadky , Waters , McCarthy (Andreu 67m) , Magennis , Flynn , Obika , Durmus (Mullen 60m)  , Foley , Morias , Fameo , MacPherson ( McGrath 60m) . subs McGinn , Cooke , Erthalon , Lyness

Referee David Munro   Assistants  Mr D. Potter , Mr. C.Drummond

attendance  4372

St Mirren booked their place in the Fifth Round of the William Hill Scottish Cup with a deserved 3-0 win over Broxburn Athletic.

After a goalless first-half, Jon Obika opened the scoring in 54 minutes to finally make the breakthrough.

Two goals in the closing minutes from Danny Mullen and Obika put the seal on the win as Saints saw off the stubborn East of Scotland League side.

It took until the final few moments to wrap up the match, but it could have been a more comfortable afternoon had the Buddies opened the scoring with a chance inside the first 60 seconds. Calum Waters low ball across the box was laid on a plate for Obika who didn’t catch the shot well enough and clipped over the bar.

The Buddies asserted themselves in the opening stages and had the vast majority of possession and territory. Junior Morias curled into the arms of Broxburn goalkeeper Connor Wallace with eight minutes played, while Ilkay Durmus dragged an effort wide on 15 minutes.

Obika sent a tame effort into the arms of Wallace on 22 minutes after a neat exchange with Morias and really should have had Saints ahead three minutes later. Morias charged down the left-hand side and slide the ball across the area where both Obika and Durmus were waiting. The former got a toe onto the ball but it somehow creeped centimetres wide of the post. The English forward then headed past the same post just after the half-hour mark.

For all the dominance Saints were failing to make Broxburn goalkeeper Wallace work, but that would change after the interval with the goalkeeper making a good stop to deny captain Kyle Magennis on 50 minutes.

Durmus should have had St Mirren ahead two minutes later but somehow smashed wide from eight yards.

Thankfully, the wait for the breakthrough only lasted another two minutes with Obika opening the scoring on 54 minutes. It was a scrappy goal for Broxburn to lose with a low Waters effort coming off an unfortunate Broxburn defender and ricocheting off Obika into the net.

The Buddies fitness told after that and only heroics from Wallace kept the scoreline down. The goalkeeper made terrific saves to deny Morias twice, while he did well to push away a Mullen volley. Arguably the pick of the bunch came when he denied Jamie McGrath a debut goal on 79 minutes. The Irishman curled towards the far corner from the edge of the area with Wallace at full stretch to tip the ball round the post.

Wallace would make further saves in the final 10 minutes to stop Obika and Morias attempts, but Saints finally added a second to secure their place in tomorrow’s Fifth Round draw with Mullen curling home from 20 yards.

Mullen then turned provider a minute later when he slammed the ball across the ball to meet the chest of Obika to put the icing on the cake for the Buddies.



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