Dalbeatie Star v Broxburn Ath

Attendance  300

Dalbeattie Star vs Broxburn Athletic Lowland League Playoff First Leg- Islecroft Stadium, Dalbeattie

We travel down south this Saturday to Dumfries and Galloway, in the battle for the right to play Lowland league football next season. We take on recently crowned South of Scotland League Champions Dalbeattie Star, in the first of two legs.

Dalbeattie Star cemented their 12th South of Scotland title with a 1-1. draw with challengers Creetown, on Wednesday the 8th of May. Overall, in the league, Star won 17, drew 3 and lost 2, with 54 points as their final tally. The club is managed Eddie Warwick, and he is assisted by Mark McMinn. Players to watch in the next two games are this season top goalscorer Dale Milligan who has scored 35 goals in 37 appearances this season. Defender Luke McMurtie & striker Ross Hunter were voted in the South of Scotland team of the season. Star also have experienced Ex Queen of the South and Hibernian winger Dan Carmichael in their squad.


(1/5/24) Wigton & Blandoch (A) 7-0 (W)

(8/5/24) Creetown (A) 1-1 (D)

(10/5/24) Lochar Thistle (A) 0-1 (L)

(13/5/23) Creetown (H) 3-1 (W)

Dalbeattie are in and red and black shirts, black shorts and red socks. They start with a 4-3-3 formation. Broxburn Athletic are in their changed kits, gold and black shirts, black shorts and gold and black shorts and start with a 4-4-2 diamond formation. Broxburn make one change from the team that defeated Crossgates Primrose last weekend 3-2. Lewis Turner comes in replacing Callum Bremner.

It’s a beautiful day in Dalbeattie. The teams emerge from the tunnel to a good atmosphere, Broxburn supporters have travelled in numbers and are making a lot of noise, especially the young team in the main stand.

Broxburn start the better of the two teams. One minute in and Gary Brass brings the ball down and forces a corner of Dalbeattie’s Luke McMurtrie. Ross Nimmo’s corner is headed clear by Dalbeattie.

Five minutes in and Broxburn have another corner. Alassan Jones takes, and his cross is pushed over the bar by Dalbeattie Star keeper Konar Pietsch. GOAL! Ross Nimmo takes the resulting corner from the left, his cross finds Broxburn centre back Greg Page unmarked, who heads home at the back post for the opening goal of the game.


BROXBURN ATHLETIC 1 (Greg Page-6 Minutes)

On 13 minutes, Callum Heath takes the ball down the left before delivering a good cross that finds Errol Douglas, The Broxburn number 9 heads right at Dalbeattie keeper Konar Pietsch. On 18 minutes, Nick Locke plays in Errol Douglas who rounds keeper Pietsch, Douglas hits the side netting from a tight angle on the right.

On 23 minutes, Ross Nimmo finds Broxburn captain Nick Locke who is in on goal. His shot is well saved by Konar Pietsch. On 25 minutes, there is a stoppage in play for a water break.

Dalbeattie Star number 9 Ross Hunter is booked for a foul on Marky Munro on 26 minutes.

GOAL! Broxburn have a second. Errol Douglas plays a good ball through to Nick Locke wide right. Locke’s cross finds Gary Brass who scores from close range.


BROXBURN ATHLETIC 2 (Gary Brass-31 Minutes)

On 35 minutes, a good cross by Ross Nimmo finds Greg Page free again at the back post. His header is saved by Dalbeattie keeper Pietsch. Nick Locke fly’s forward from midfield and his shot is saved on 36 minutes.

GOAL! What a goal! Charlie Watson picks up after slack play by Broxburn. His 30-yard volley finds the top left corner.

DALBEATTIE STAR 1 (Watson-41 Minutes)


On 44 Minutes, Dalbeattie come close to a leveller. Captain Dale Milligan’s shot is just wide of the right-hand post.

HALF TIME (2-1 Broxburn)

Broxburn have had all the possession in the first 15 minutes of the second half. But there is not anything to write about. Only chance in this period was for the home side. Charlie Watson’s powerful cross from the left finds Dan Carmichael whose effort is way over.

GOAL! Broxburn have a third. Ross Nimmo’s cross is headed back by Errol Douglas. It finds Gary Brass whose bullet header finds the back of the net.


BROXBURN ATHLETIC 3 (Gary Brass-61 Minutes)

On 63 minutes, Errol Douglas shot is right at the Dalbeattie keeper.

GOAL! Its 4-1 at the Albyn. He takes a great touch and drives into the box. His shot finds the bottom corner, leaving Konar Pietsch no chance.


BROXBURN ATHLETIC 4 (Nick Locke-65 Minutes)

We have another stoppage in play for a water break on 70 minutes. On 72 minutes, A good delivery by Callum Heath finds Gary Brass whose header is over the bar.


ON-Downie, Mwangi & Thomson

OFF-Douglas, Jones & Nimmo

Bryan Mwangi’s corner finds Greg page whose header is over the bar on 77 minutes. On 82 minutes, another Mwangi corner finds Gary Brass who is stretching and heads over the bar.

On 90 minutes, Darren Downie nods on a long ball for captain Nick Locke whose shot is wide of target.

Dalbeattie’s Charlie Watson is booked on 91 minutes for a foul.

Broxburn defender Greg Page shoots wide of target in the 93rd minute.

A very professional performance by Broxburn gives them a three-goal lead going into next Fridays second leg at Albyn Park. The final whistle goes and there are huge celebrations round the ground.


Dalbeattie Star 1

Broxburn Athletic 4 (Brass x2, Page, Locke)


DALBEATTIE STAR – Pietsch, McMurtrie, Jamieson, McConaghie, Summerbee, Taylor, Carmichael, Williamson, Hunter, Milligan ©, Watson

SUBS- Shaw, Minto (GK) Swan, Gourlay, McKeeman, Potts, Rogerson

BROXBURN ATHLETIC – Watt, Munro, Page, Moyles, Nimmo, Jones, Douglas, Heath, Brass, Turner, Locke

SUBS- Donoghue (GK), Downie, Thomson, Mwangi, Davidson, Bremner, Millar

Referee Mr A. Gamble

Assistants  Mr R Anderson , Mr C. Haswell

Fourth Official  Mr J. Hay


Friday the 24th of May

Broxburn Athletic vs Dalbeattie Star

Albyn Park




Kinnoul v Broxburn Athletic

Attendance 175

Kinnoull vs Broxburn Athletic

We travelled to Perth for the second weekend on the trot. This time to Tulloch Park to take on Kinnoull on league duty.

We travel up the M90 as East of Scotland Premier Division Champions, which was confirmed last Wednesday with Jeanfield Swifts defeating Musselburgh Athletic 3-2 at the Riverside stadium. Congratulations to the manager, coaching staff and players on a great season and all the best for the upcoming playoff.

Kinnoull lie bottom of the East of Scotland Premier Division and unfortunately were relegated a few weeks back after only winning 3 games all season. In their last fixture, they lost 4-1 to Dunbar United last Wednesday night at New Countess Park.

The last time the two clubs met was on Saturday the 11th of November 2023. Two goals each for Gary Brass and Errol Douglas and goals from Nick Locke and Greg Page, gave Broxburn Athletic a 6-0 win on the day. Broxburn make 6 changes to the team that drew 1-1 with Jeanfield Swifts last weekend.  In come Jack Sayers, Ben Davidson, Callum Bremner, Callum Heath, Bryan Mwangi and Alassan Jones. They replace, Steven Anderson, Ross Nimmo, Lewis Turner, Marcus Miller, Nick Locke &  Connor Thomson. Kinnoull are in all red and start with a 4-5-1 formation. Broxburn Athletic are in their changed all dark blue kits and start with a 4-4-2 formation.

Broxburn emerge from the tunnel to a guard of honour by Kinnoull and the match officials, which was a lovely touch.

The home side started well in the opening minutes. The number 7’s shot is well saved by Bob Watt.

On 8 minutes, Broxburn had their first chance. A long free kick into the box finds Gary Brass who wins the header. The ball bounces over the Kinnoull centre back and falls for Callum Heath whose volley is saved by the Kinnoull keeper.

On 20 minutes, a Jack Sayers clearance sends through Alassan Jones, who is in on goal. The Kinnoull keeper pushes his effort past the post. On 23 minutes, Gary Brass is in on goal. He looks up and finds Errol Douglas. The big man takes a bad touch with his back to goal and Kinnoull get it half cleared as far as Alassan Jones, who flicks it up and volleys over the bar from distance.

On 24 minutes, Kinnoull have another chance. Ball is worked to their number 16 who shoots wide of the right of the right-hand post. There is a stoppage in play as the Kinnoull centre back is down injured and unfortunately has to be substituted.

On 39 minutes, Allasan Jones drags a shot wide of target. Bang on 45 minutes, Broxburn should have had the opening goal. Great vision by Alassan Jones who drives down the right, he plays a superb ball to Callum Bremner who is in a scoring position. The ball hits the Broxburn midfielders shin and is cleared by the Kinnoull defender.


Broxburn start the second period better. On 48 minutes, Bryan Mwangi’s shot is pushed wide by the Kinnoull keeper. Broxburn come close again on 49 minutes. A deep corner into the box finds Errol Douglas who heads his effort down, it takes a big bounce and goes over the bar. On 55 minutes, Alassan Jones has a shot saved by the Kinnoull keeper.

On 59 minutes, Marky Munro’s shot smacks the post. On the rebound, Errol Douglas is clattered after he attempts a low diving header. Referee gives a goal kick. Very brave by Douglas.

On 64 minutes, Bryan Mwangi is clipped in the box. Everyone in the stadium thought it was a penalty except referee Brown who gave a goal kick.

GOAL! Broxburn take the lead. Ali Jones with a great ball into the area that finds Gary Brass who heads home for the opening goal.


BROXBURN ATHLETIC 1 (Gary Brass-65 Minutes)


ON-Nick Locke, Darren Downie & Ross Nimmo

OFF- Bryan Mwangi, Errol Douglas & Ben Davidson

On 74 minutes, Broxburn play some great one touch football, with Gary Brass, Callum Bremner and Ali Jones all involved in the build-up. It’s worked to Ross Nimmo whose shot is saved by the Kinnoull keeper.

GOAL! Broxburn have a second. Two initial efforts by Gary Brass were blocked by the Kinnoull defender. The loose ball bounces to the right of the goal and Nick Locke’s low diving header finds the back of the net.


BROXBURN ATHLETIC 2 (Nick Locke-78 Minutes)

On 80 minutes, Alassan Jones does well to take the ball to the byline and delivers a great cross. It finds Ross Nimmo who can’t get the right contact on the ball, and it’s cleared by Kinnoull.

GOAL! Ali Jones uses his pace to get in on goal and dinks it over the Kinnoull keeper for 3-0.


BROXBURN ATHLETIC 3 (Alassan Jones-81 Minutes)

Up the other end, Bob Watt makes a great save from the Kinnoull number 5.


ON- Harvey Petrie

OFF-Kieran Moyles

Took a while for Broxburn to get going. But a very good day at the office overall  for the boys as we look to our last league game next week vs Crossgates Primrose at Albyn Park.

We wish Kinnoull all the best for the rest of the season and in the future.



BROXBURN ATHLETIC 3 (Brass, Locke, Jones)


BROXBURN ATHLETIC – Watt, Munro, Moyles,Jones, Douglas, Heath, Sayers, Brass ©, Mwangi, Davidson, Bremner

SUBS- Donoghue (GK), Black, Downie, Petrie, Nimmo, Locke, Miller


Saturday The 11th Of May

Broxburn Athletic vs Crossgates Primrose

Albyn Park




ASSISTANTS-Mr Burns & Mr Campbell



Jeanfield Swifts v Broxburn Athletic

Attendance 290

Jeanfield Swifts vs Broxburn Athletic

We travelled to Perth on Saturday for a huge game against third place Jeanfield Swifts in the East of Scotland Premier Division.

Jeanfield Swifts lie in third in the East of Scotland Premier Division. In their last fixture, they lost 2-1 away to Sauchie last Tuesday evening.

The last time the two clubs met, was on Tuesday the 5th of September 2023 at Albyn Park. Broxburn ran out 3-1 winners that day, with Callum Heath, Ross Nimmo and Greg Page getting on the scoresheet. The Jeanfield goal scorer that day was Dayle Robertson.

Broxburn make 7 changes from the side that were eliminated from Glenrothes 4-1 in the League Cup, on Tuesday night. In come Bob Watt, Lewis Turner, Nick Locke, Gary Brass, Errol Douglas, Marcus Miller, and Steven Anderson. They replace Shaun Donoghue, Greg Page, Callum Heath, Darren Downie, Ali Jones, Callum Bremner and Ben Davidson. Jeanfield Swifts are in black and white striped shirts, black shorts and socks and start with a 4-3-3 formation. Broxburn are in their traditional kits. Red and white shirts, white shorts and red and white socks. They start with a 4-4-2 formation.

A big Broxburn support has travelled up to Perth for what could be a huge day for Broxburn. As both teams emerge, there is a good atmosphere building.

Broxburn are first to threaten in the 4th minute. Ross Nimmo is in behind the Swifts backline from a long ball. Jeanfield defender Scott Mollison makes a great block to deny Nimmo.

GOAL! Jeanfield take the lead. A fantastic save by Bob Watt is pushed out too Christopher Dodd who scores.

JEANFIELD SWIFTS 1 (Dodd-4 Minutes)


On 8 minutes, Broxburn come forward through Marcus Miller. Miller delivers a good cross that finds Ross Nimmo, but his glancing header is wide of target.

In the early stages, Broxburn haven’t got going yet and Jeanfield Swifts are pressing well up the park which is causing Broxburn problems. Huge chance for a second for the Perth side on 18 minutes. Christopher Dodds corner finds Kieran Sweeney who heads over at the back post for Swifts.

Broxburn fly up the park a minute later, ball is fed through for Errol Douglas who is in on goal, his shot is saved by the Jeanfield keeper. First booking of the match comes on 21 minutes. Marky Munro is booked for fouling the Jeanfield number 10 Jordan Northcutt.

What a save by Bob Watt on 29 minutes. A superb cross from the right finds Scott Sutherland whose header is on target. Watt makes a great save to keep it at 1-0. Big talking point on 41 minutes. Gary Brass is fouled and the referee points to the penalty spot but changes his mind and calls it’s a free kick just outside the box. Locke’s effort from the free kick is blocked and on the rebound Turners effort is also blocked as Jeanfield get it away.

Next in the book is Jeanfield Swifts Gary Fergus for a late challenge on Lewis Turner on 41 minutes.

Conor Thomson comes close with a free kick on 42 minutes. His effort is just wide.

On 44 minutes, Ross Nimmo is booked for a challenge on Patrick Brown. Bit of pushing and shoving, but it’s all calmed down by referee Gamble.

HALF TIME (1-0 Jeanfield Swifts)

Broxburn push forward, Conor Thomson plays a great ball forward for Errol Douglas, the big man drags his effort wide of target.

Big shouts for a Broxburn handball on 56 minutes, but referee Gamble says play on. Marky Munro delivers a good cross for Conor Thomson whose header has no power and eventually goes wide.

Chance for Swifts on 57 minutes. Scott Sutherland’s is through, and his effort is saved by Bob Watt.


ON-Callum Heath

OFF-Marcus Miller

From a tight angle, Ross Nimmo shoots way over the bar on the hour mark.

Unfortunately, veteran defender Steven Anderson can’t continue after an injury.


ON-Darren Downie

OFF-Steven Anderson

Talk around Riverside Park is Musselburgh are losing against Luncarty and if things stay the same, Broxburn will be champions regardless.

An Errol Douglas header from a Connor Thomson cross is just wide on 71 minutes. On 72 minutes, Callum Heath shot from a corner is just wide.

GOAL! Its 1 each! It’s an own goal from the Jeanfield defender from a Gary Brass ball in.



Now its 1-1 at the Musselburgh vs Luncarty game which would still be enough to crown Broxburn champions.

Ross Nimmo has a chance on 83 minutes, but his effort has no power and is easily collected by the Jeanfield keeper.

On the 84th minute we hear that Musselburgh have taken the lead and Broxburn must score to win the league today.

What a save by Bob Watt on 89 minutes. Lewis Turner misses the ball, letting in Jordan Northcott, but Watt makes another crucial save and Broxburn clear.

Broxburn push to win and have chances. A Brass shot is saved and a Downie header at the back post is cleared of the line.

But it’s a share of the points and now it goes to Wednesday night when Jeanfield Swifts take on Musselburgh Athletic at Riverside Park. A Swifts win or a draw, would confirm Broxburn as champions.

We wish Jeanfield Swifts all the best for the season.


Jeanfield Swifts 1

Broxburn Athletic 1


JEANFIELD SWIFTS -Swinton, Reid, Mollison, Sweeney, Brown, McLeish, Northcott, Fergus, Sutherland, Dodd, Yates

BROXBURN ATHLETIC – Watt, Miller, Moyles, Anderson, Munro, Locke ©, Turner, Thomson, Nimmo, Brass, Douglas

SUBS- Donoghue (GK), Black, Downie, Heath, Sayers, Davidson, Bremner








REFEREE- Mr Gamble

ASSISTANTS-Mr Alexander & Mr Mainds

Dundonald Bluebell v Broxburn Athletic

Attendance 175

It was another huge game for Broxburn on Saturday afternoon, as we
travelled over the bridge to Cardenden, where we take on Dundonald
Bluebell in league action. Going into this match, Dundonald Bluebell are in
9th place in the East of Scotland Premier Division. They lie 3 points behind
Haddington Athletic with 4 games in hand. In their last fixture, Bluebell lost
against local rivals Hill of Beath 1-0 last Tuesday night.
The last time the two clubs met was on Saturday August the 12th, at Albyn
Park. In a 7-goal thriller, Broxburn Athletic won 4-3 with goals by Gary Brass
and an Errol Douglas Hatrick, Dundonald scorers that day were Healy,
Lumsden and Smith.
Broxburn make 2 changes to the side that won on Tuesday night, 2-1
away to Dunbar United. In come Bryan Mwangi & Greg Page who
replace Marcus Miller & Ross Nimmo. Dundonald Bluebell are in their
traditional all blue kits and start with a 4-5-1 formation. Broxburn
Athletic are in their changed kits, Gold and black shirts, black socks
and gold and black socks and start with a 4-4-1-1 formation.
It was a cloudy day in Fife as the teams emerged from the tunnel at
Mooreside Park with Broxburn kicking off proceedings. The away side
are first to threaten on 3 minutes. Striker Gary Brass shoots over the
bar. Not many talking points in the first 15 minutes. Broxburn have had
most of the ball but lack penetration.
On 17 minute, Steven Anderson plays a long ball forward, finding Gary
Brass. Brass jumps for the challenge but is judged to have fouled ex
Arbroath man Barry Sibanda by referee Struthers. In 24 minutes,
Anderson takes a bad touch and gifts Bluebell possession high up
the park. The Dundonald Bluebell trialist is through and just as he is
about to pull the trigger, Greg Page makes a vital block and clears
the danger. Page is booked on 27 minutes for a pull on Dundonald’s
Strang’s jersey.
33 minutes on the clock and Marky Munro does well to beat Ross
Drummond to the ball, He takes it to the by-line and his teasing cross
is well read by Bluebell keeper James Lennox who rises above
everyone to collect. Three minutes later, Dundonald have a rare
break up the park. Ross Drummond’s shot is just wide of the right-hand post. On 40 minutes, Broxburn take a quick free kick that sends
Alassan Jones through on goal. Dundonald Bluebell keeper James
Lennox makes a great save from Jones and on the rebound it falls to
Errol Douglas that is also saved by Lennox. Great goalkeeping.
We have a stop in play for a head knock between Broxburn winger
Bryan Mwangi & Dundonald defender Kyle McCulloch. McCulloch
eventually gets up thankfully, but unfortunately Mwangi has come off
worse and can’t continue.
ON-Ross Nimmo
OFF-Bryan Mwangi
Last action of the first half is a chance for Broxburn on 45 minutes.
Good cross by Marky Munro finds Greg Page whose header is wide.
First chance of the second half is for Dundonald Bluebell on 46
minutes. Barry Sibanda’s free kick is wide.
GOAL! Gary Brass finds Ross Nimmo, The Broxburn winger hits the ball
on the half volley and his effort finds the bottom left corner.
BROXBURN ATHLETIC 1 (Ross Nimmo-47 Minutes)
GOAL! Its 2-0 Broxburn. Errol Douglas beats the offside trap and is
clear through on goal. He rounds Dundonald Bluebell keeper Lennox
and taps into an empty net, for his 5th goal in 5 games.
BROXBURN ATHLETIC 1 (Errol Douglas-50 Minutes)
GOAL! A Ross Nimmo cross from the right flank finds Gary Brass who
heads into the right corner.
BROXBURN ATHLETIC 3 (Gary Brass-57 Minutes)
On 58 minutes, Broxburn Athletic are reduced to ten men. A Kieran
Moyles mistake lets in the Dundonald Bluebell Trialist. Greg Page fouls
the Trialist and is shown a second yellow card by referee Struthers.
On 67 minutes, Gary Brass finds Ross Nimmo and His low powerful
effort is well saved by Dundonald keeper Lennox. A minute later,
Lennox saved a back heel effort by Broxburn skipper Nick Locke.
ON-Callum Heath
OFF-Alassan Jones
Broxburn assistant manager Billy McPhee is booked for comments
made to referee Struthers on 73 minutes. On 75 minutes, Callum
Heath finds space down the left. His cross finds Nick Locke whose shot
is over the bar.
ON-Darren Downie
OFF-Gary Brass
On 84 minutes, Bob Watt makes a great save from Dundonald sub Brown. GOAL! From a free kick, Barry Sibanda’s effort hit the right-hand post and finds the back of the net. 3-1
DUNDONALD BLUEBELL 1 (Sibanda-90 Minutes)
It was a good day for Broxburn in the end. Another massive three
points and even with ten men we didn’t look under threat. Only three
more needed to get us over the line. We are up in Perth for a huge
match where we can clinch the title next Saturday against Jeanfield
Swifts, unless Musselburgh and Jeanfield Swifts lose points in their
games in hand on Tuesday night.
We wish Dundonald Bluebell all the best for the rest of the season.
Dundonald Bluebell 1
Broxburn Athletic 3 (Nimmo, Douglas, Brass)
Dundonald Bluebell-Lennox, Sibanda, McCulloch,
Leighton, Ellis, Trialist, Graham, Lumsden, Drummond,
Strang, Barbour.
SUBS- Rogerson, Clark, Hall, Brown
Broxburn Athletic- Watt, Munro, Page, Moyles,
Anderson, Douglas, Brass, Turner, Mwangi, Locke.
SUBS- Donoghue (GK), Nimmo, Downie, Heath,
Davidson, Bremner, Millar.
REFEREE- Mr Struthers
ASSISTANTS-Mr Robertson & Mr Ewart

Dunbar United v Broxburn Athletic

Attendance 320


It was another trip along the bypass on Tuesday night for Broxburn. Dubar United were the host in what was a huge game in our title charge.

Dunbar United lie in 5TH place in the EOSFL Premier Division, two points behind Jeanfield Swifts and 5 points behind 3rd place Hutchison Vale with 4 games in hand. In the clubs last match, they beat Hutchison Vale away at Ainslie Park 3-2 in league action, on Saturday the 10th of April.

Broxburn make 3 changes that drew 1-1 with Hill of Beath last Saturday. In come Marcus Miller, Kieran Moyles & Nick Locke. They replace, Andy Black, Greg Page and Callum Heath.

Dunbar United are in black and white stripes, black shorts and black and white socks. They start with a 4-5-1 formation.

Broxburn are in their traditional kits, Red and white strips, white shorts, and red and white socks. They start with a 4-4-2 formation.

Broxburn are first to threaten on the 4th minute. Nick Locke takes a good touch, turns, and drives forward. He drags his shot just wide of the left-hand post.

On 8 minutes, Ross Nimmo finds Gary Brass in space in the box. Just as he Is about to shoot, Dunbar United’s defender Michael Barfoot makes an important block and Dunbar clear.

On 16 minutes, Errol Douglas shoots just wide of target.

Dunbar United threaten for the first time on 21 minutes. A Gordon Harris cross finds Bob Berry, whose header is caught by Broxburn keeper Bob Watt.

On 33 minutes, Lewis Turner is booked. As he is down on the ground after a challenge, Dunbar United’s Barfoot hits Turner in the back with the ball. Lot of pushing and shoving and referee Buchan flashes yellows too both players.

Chance Dunbar on 35 minutes. Gordon Harris finds Taylor Hendry whose shot is over the bar.

Broxburn have a goal ruled out. Gary Brass latches on to an Ali Jones cross and pokes home. But the linesman flags for offside.

So unlucky from Dunbar United’s number Sean Stewart on 40 minutes. His dipping shot from 30 yards hits the bar.


On 47 minutes, Lewis Turner’s cross finds Steven Anderson whose header at the back post is wide.

Next in referee Buchan’s book is Dunbar United’s Taylor Hendry on 52 minutes.

A 55-minute corner from Lewis Turner finds Gary Brass who’s deflected corner hits the side netting. From the resulting corner, Lewis Turner delivers a good cross again for Brass whose header is saved well by Dunbar United keeper Sean Brannan.

GOAL! Broxburn take the lead. Marky Munro’s cross from the right finds Errol Douglas in space. The big striker dinks it over Sean Brennan who is of his line and finds the back of the net. Some finish by Douglas!


BROXBURN ATHLETIC 1 (Errol Douglas-62 Minutes)

Chance for Gary Brass on 63 minutes. The Broxburn number 14 volleys his effort wide of the right-hand post.

Dunbar are very close to an equaliser on 65 minutes. Barfoot’s free kick is headed down for Grant Thomson whose effort is inches wide for the hosts.

Next in the book is Dunbar United’s Sean Stewart for a foul on Lewis Turner on 69 minutes.

On 72 minutes, Ross Nimmo is played in with a great pass from Ali Jones. Nimmo takes a touch and drags his effort just wide of target.

Next in the referee’s book is Marcus Miller for a foul on 75 minutes.


ON-Bryan Mwangi

OFF- Ross Nimmo

On 82 minutes, Gary Brass’s effort is pushed away by Brannan.

A swerving 25-yard striker from Ali Jones is saved by Sean Brennon. Fantastic save by the Dunbar keeper.

GOAL! Broxburn have a second. Bryan Mwangi finds Ali Jones. The right wingers shot is saved by Sean Brennan again. But on the rebound, unlikely hero Marcus Miller knocks in the rebound.


BROXBURN ATHLETIC 2 (Marcus Miller-87 Minutes)

GOAL! Dunbar pull one back. Good control and finish from Brandon Archibald, to give the hosts hope.

DUNBAR UNITED 1 (Archibald-91 Minutes)


But its Broxburn who travel back along the A1 with a huge 3 points, in our search for the league title.


BROXBURN ATHLETIC 2 (Douglas & Miller)


REFEREE- Mr Buchan

ASSISTANTS-Mr Simpson & Mr MacFadyen

Jeanfield Swifts v Broxburn Athletic

Leith Athletic v Broxburn Athletic

Attendance 110


After a poor result last weekend, we looked to bounce back with a win this weekend. Leith Athletic are the opposition away at Meadowbank in the East of Scotland League Cup 2nd round.

Leith Athletic lie in 8th position in the East of Scotland First Division. In their last game, they defeated Arniston Rangers 5-1 at Meadowbank on Saturday the 19th of March.

Broxburn make 5 changes to the side who lost To Inverkeithing Swifts. In comes Steven Anderson, Ali Jones, Gary Brass, Connor Thomson and Bryan Mwangi who signed on loan from Dundee United yesterday. They replace Ross Nimmo, Errol Douglas, Darren Downie, Ben Davidson and Marcus Miller.

Leith Athletic are in all red and playing a 4-3-3 formation.

Broxburn are in their changed kit. Gold and black shirts, black shorts and black and gold socks and start with a 4-3-3 formation.

The hosts are first to threaten on 2 minutes. Sonny Swanson drives down the right and his cross finds Stephen Scott who shoots wide of the right-hand post.

8 minutes in, Broxburn captain Nick Locke delivers a good cross that finds Gary Brass. The Broxburn number 14 shoots wide of target from close range.

A good delivery from a Leith corner finds Sean Reekie who heads just wide on 15 minutes.

On 21 minutes, Broxburn came close again. A great delivery from Ali Jones from a corner finds veteran centre back Steven Anderson whose shot is cleared of the line.

A minute later, Conor Thomson’s cross is punched out for a throw in by Leith keeper Jamie Smith.

Another teasing cross by Conor Thomson is pushed clear by Leith Athletic keeper Jamie Smith on 28 minutes.

On 32 minutes, a rare Steven Anderson mistake lets in Leith midfielder Stephen Scott who is on the keeper. Callum Heath comes over from left back and makes a great last-ditch block on Scott to spare Anderson’s blushes.

Good pick out by Greg Page who finds Callum Heath wide left. Heaths cross into the box is well read and collected by Leith keeper Jamie Smith.

On 35 minutes, a Stephen Scott free kick for Leith is wide of target.

On 36 minutes, Ali Jones shoots over from 25 yards.

A teasing Nick Locke cross is turned behind for a Broxburn corner on 38 minutes.

A Lewis Turner shot from just outside the D is over the bar.

On 40 minutes, Leith’s Cammy Stewart is booked for a late tackle.

From a free kick, Ali Jones’s shot deflects over the bar for another corner. From the resulting corner, it deflects out to Lewis Turner whose effort on the volley deflects over the bar.


On 49 minutes, Conor Thomson’s cross from a corner has to much on it and is over Greg Page at the back post.

Leith have the best chance of the match so far on 53 minutes. Slack defending from Broxburn lets Sonny Swanson through on the right. His cross finds Kayne Paterson who misses from close range.

A minute later, Kayne Paterson hits the post, but referee Ormiston blows for offside.

Well worked move by Broxburn on 58 minutes. Callum Heath finds Ali Jones whose shot is over the bar.


ON- Ross Nimmo & Errol Douglas

OFF-Ali Jones & Conor Thomson

Corner for Leith on 61 minutes. Antonio Sisi takes and finds Sean Reekie who heads over the bar.

Big chance for Broxburn on 62 minutes. Gary Brass shot is blocked by Leith Athletic number 5 Sean Reekie. The clearance comes out to debutant Bryan Mwangi who’s shot rattles the bar.

Lewis Turner is booked on 63 minutes for a late tackle.

Ross Nimmo skins the Leith left back and delivers a good cross. Nimmo’s cross finds Gary Brass who heads just wide on 64 minutes.

On 66 minutes, Ross Nimmo’s shot is cleared and a minute later another Nimmo effort is blocked.

On 68 minutes, Nick Locke shoots way wide of target. On 70 minutes Locke has another effort that is right at Leith keeper Jamie Smith.

It has been end to end stuff so far. Broxburn have had most of the ball, but Leith have competed well so far.

On 73 minutes, Kieran Moyles finds Ross Nimmo wide right. His awkward cross is tipped over by Leith keeper Jamie Smith. From the resulting corner, Errol Douglas’s header is just wide of the left-hand post.

Another chance for Leith on 75 minutes. Cammy Stewart shoots just wide of the left-hand post.


ON-Darren Downie

OFF-Gary Brass

GOAL! Broxburn have the lead. Great cross by Ross Nimmo from the right finds Errol Douglas who heads home for his second goal in two weeks.


BROXBURN ATHLETIC 1 (Errol Douglas-83 Minutes)


ON-Andrew Black

OFF-Lewis Turner

Corner by Ross Nimmo finds Greg Page whose header is caught by Leith goalkeeper Jamie Smith.

Booking for Leith Athletics’ Ross Baxter on 90 minutes, for a bad challenge on Ross Nimmo.

On 91 minutes, a Greg Page free kick is just wide.

On 93 minutes. A 1-2 from Ross Nimmo and Errol Douglas finds Nimmo wide right, his cross deflects for another corner. Shouts from his teammates to take it to the corner. But the wee man went for goal.

Chance for Leith Athletic on 95 minutes. Kayne Paterson’s header is just wide of target.

Broxburn hang on for an important win and progress into the next round. We take on the winners of Glenrothes and Harthill in the third round at Albyn Park. The match was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch today.


BROXBURN ATHLETIC 1(Douglas-83 Minutes)


Referee- Mr Ormiston

Glenrothes vs Broxburn Athletic

Attendance 145

East Of Scotland Premier League: Glenrothes v Broxburn Athletic 16 March 2024

Broxburn made the trip to the Warout Stadium in Glenrothes, looking to maintain their unbeaten league away record having won 9 and drawn 1 this season so far. The Brox made 3 changes to last weeks starting line up Turner, Bremner and Miller replaced Heath, Thomson and Davidson.

Glenrothes went into the game with no league win in 7 games, their last success being on 11 November 2023 when they had beaten Inverkeithing Hillfield Swifts. The Glens showed 2 changes from last weeks home loss to Musselburgh by 2-1, Brown and Cargill replaced Kinness and Schiavone.

On a very heavy bumpy pitch, Broxburn started on the front foot Bremner feeding Brass in the 3rd minute whose cross was blocked for a corner. Jones took the kick but his effort didn’t clear the first defender Wallace who cleared.

In the following minute a glorious chance for the Brox, Anderson played a long ball forward from the halfway line which was flicked on by Brass for Jones whose shot was blocked, the ball broke to Miller whose cross was gathered by Douglas and his ball back in to the box found Brass unmarked but he headed wide when well placed.

Broxburn created another opportunity in the 6th minute a neat move again with Brass playing the ball to Bremner just inside the penalty box but the midfielder’s shot was straight at home keeper Laing.

The Glens responded with their first effort at goal McLeod-Kay doing well to create an opportunity but his effort was high over the bar.

From a long ball by Page, Douglas did well to gather and flick to the left where he was met by home keeper Laing who appeared to catch him but nothing was given.

Glenrothes continued to edge their way into the game Brown and McKenzie combining well with the former getting in a shot from the left which was straight at Watt. Time 16 minutes.

In 23 minutes Turner surged into the box and was brought down by a home defender with a penalty being awarded. TURNER took the kick and smashed the ball high into the net.

Things could have got better for the Brox a minute later Douglas being set free on the right but he took a heavy touch but managed to get in a cross which Bell did well to clear before the ball reached Brass.

There were claims for another penalty when Brass was clipped in the penalty area but nothing was given.

Glenrothes capitalised on that decision on the left side Brown did well to cross for MACKENZIE who side footed the ball into the net to tie the score. Time 26 minutes.

This spurred the Glens on and they almost found themselves in front Mackenzie played through but his shot was straight at Watt.

Turner and Douglas found their way into the referee’s notebook in 31 and 33 minutes.

In 36 minutes a Miller cross from the left was well fought for by Douglas who got off a shot which was blocked by Smart in the 6 yard box and cleared.

Thompson was booked for a bad foul on Jones. Time 38 minutes.

Locke was booked in 44 minutes.

HALF TIME: Glenrothes 1 – 1 Broxburn Athletic

The Glens had the first real chance of the 2nd half neat play on the left resulted in McLeod-Kay being given time to cross the ball which found Bridgeford who headed wide when well placed.

In 54 minutes Anderson was adjudged to have fouled Cargill just outside of the penalty box left of centre. Cargill took the free kick firing the ball hard and low, the ball breaking to MACKENZIE who smacked the ball into the net.

In 57minutes Brass was booked.

Just past the hour Bremner advanced forward getting into a shooting position but his effort was blocked and spun up into the air for keeper Laing to gather.

Super sub Nimmo replaced Douglas in 62 minutes.

Locke was brought down just outside the box on the left side Nimmo took the kick which hit the wall, the ball was then played to the back post where Wallace mis-kicked the ball to Page who in turn also missed his kick with the ball going out.

Denton was booked for taking a kick at Nimmo in full flight. Turner took the kick from 30 yards out but his shot cleared the bar.

From a free kick in 70 minutes Jones hit a fantastic shot which looked to be heading for the top corner until Laing produced a fantastic one handed save to palm the ball away from goal.

In 71 minutes a double home substitution Whittet and Ramzan replaced Wallace and Brown.

Smart was booked in 75 minutes.

The Brox made a double change a minute later Heath and Downie replaced Miller and Turner.

Substitute Heath combined well with Locke on the left getting into the penalty box and hitting a shot which crashed into the side netting.

With Broxburn piling on the pressure Locked burst into the box and appeared to be brought down but the referee thought otherwise and brandished a yellow card meaning Locke with 2 yellow cards was sent off.

In 86 minutes a real let off for Broxburn Mackenzie played the ball into the penalty box to McLeod-Kay

who had time to steady himself and pick his spot but his shot incredibly hit the outside of the right post.

In 88 minutes from a long throw in by Page, Anderson flicked the ball on with his head, the ball falling to Brass who fired wide of goal.

Page was booked. Time 89 minutes. Marky Munro followed him in 91 minutes.

With the Brox pushed on to try and grab an equaliser on a break Cargill was brought down in the penalty area by Page. CARGILL took the kick himself and fired the ball into the net. Time 90+2.

Broxburn went straight down the field and pulled a goal back MUNRO drilling the ball low into the net with a left footed shot.

This proved too little to late consigning Broxburn to their first away league defeat of the season.

FULL TIME: Glenrothes 3 – 2 Broxburn Athletic

Tranent v Broxburn Athletic

Attendance 275

Tranent vs Broxburn

It was Tranent away again for Broxburn for the second time in quick succession. This time it’s for an East of Scotland Qualifying cup 5th round tie at Foresters Park.

So far in the competition, Broxburn defeated Bathgate Thistle 2-1 At Albyn Park in round 3 on November the 7th. In Round 4, they defeated Bo’ness Athletic in a cracker at Newton Park 4-3 on November the 28th. Tranent defeated Tynecastle 6-0 back in August in round 2. They also defeated Sauchie Juniors in Round 3 on the 28th of November 3-1 and beat Jeanfield Swifts 5-2. All Tranent’s cup game were played at Foresters Park.

Tranent lie 5th in the lowland league. In their last fixture, they defeated Broomhill away in Dumbarton last Sunday. Kieran Somerville, Lennon Walker and Cammy Ross were on the scoresheet in a 3-1 win. Broxburn & Tranent have already met this season. On February the 3rd, Tranent won 4-1 with Connor Thomson scoring a consolation goal in the South Challenge Cup 5th Round at Foresters Park.

Broxburn make 6 changes from the team that defeated Luncarty on Saturday 6-0. In come Shaun Donoghue, Marcus Miller, Ben Davidson, Ross Nimmo, Callum Bremner & Darren Downie. They replace Bob Watt, Steven Anderson, Lewis Turner, Ali Jones, Gary Brass & Errol Douglas.

Tranent are in blue and white shirts, blue shorts & socks and are playing a 4-3-3 formation.

Broxburn Athletic are in their changed kit. Gold and Black shirts, black shorts and gold and black socks. They start with a 4-2-3-1 formation.

In the second minute, Nick Locke and Ben Davidson get in each other’s way and give easy possession to Tranent. Ball is worked To Tranent number 9 Ross who shoots right at Shaun Donoghue.

Chance for Broxburn on 4 minutes. Callum Bremner passes to Ross Nimmo. The Broxburn winger plays it wide to advanced right back Marky Miller. His cross catches the bar on the way over.

Corner by Connor Thomson on the left finds Nick Locke whose header is wide of target.

On 10 minutes, Marcus Miller makes a great goal saving block on Tranent’s Ross just as he is about to pull the trigger from close range.

Shot by Ross for Tranent is just wide of target on 11 minutes.

Shot by Ross for Tranent is just wide of target again for Tranent on 13 minutes.

Been a battle so far. Tranent have had most of chances but no real talking points so far as we reach 25 minutes.

Another last-ditch clearance. This time from Broxburn skipper Nick Locke from a dangerous Tranent cross.

Chance for Tranent on 33 minutes. Gray plays in Moreland whose shot is saved by Broxburn keeper Shaun Donoghue.


ON-Lewis Turner OFF-Conor Thomson

Big chance for Broxburn on 44 minutes, Darren Downie brings a long ball down. He finds Nick Locke with a back heel and the Broxburn captain’s shot is saved by Tranent keeper Mason.


Tranent are first to threaten in the second half. Another dangerous ball into the box finds Higginbottom whose header is saved by Broxburn keeper Donoghue.

Shot by Tranent number 11 Higginbotham is cleared of the line by Greg Page on 52 minutes.

Another good save down low by Broxburn keeper Sean Donoghue from a Ross shot.

On 60 minutes, Lewis Turner is booked for a foul.

On 62 minutes, referee Harris awards Tranent a penalty. Up steps Higginbotham whose penalty is saved by Shaun Donoghue and the rebound is cleared by Greg Page.

Cross by Tranent’s B Watson misses everyone and goes out for a goal kick.

From a free kick, Nick Locke shoots wide of target.


ON-Gary Brass    OFF-Darren Downie

Callum Heath is next in referee Harris’s book for a foul on 68 minutes.

Shot by Tranent’s J Watson is in on goal, and he shoots way over the bar from close range.

On 71 minutes, Slack play by Page gifts possession to Tranent. They break quickly into the box. Shot by Ross is well blocked by Marcus Miller.


ON-Errol Douglas     OFF-Ben Davidson

More slack play from Broxburn in a central position. They break forward and this time Greg Page makes a great block on J Watson.

Tranent keeper takes too much time on the ball. Nick Locke get to the ball before the keeper but blazes his effort way over the bar on 74 minutes.

On 79 Minutes, A shot by Tranent number 10 J Watson is parried wide by Broxburn keeper Shaun Donoghue and caught on the second attempt.

A shot by B Watson is way over the bar for the hosts.

Huge chance for Tranent on 88 minutes, Cross by Greig finds Duncan who’s header from close range is over the bar.

GOAL! Nick Locke finds space on the left and slots it past Mason for a late winner. Great finish from the Broxburn captain.



Broxburn hang on and advance to the Semi Final of the East Of Scotland Qualifying Cup where we take on Inverkeithing Swifts.


Tranent Juniors 0

Broxburn Athletic 1(Locke 92)


REFEREE- Mr Harris      ASSISTANTS- Mr Kay & Mr Blackley

Penicuik Ath v Broxburn Athletic


Penicuik vs Broxburn Athletic

It was our second away trip on the bounce, as we return to league action with a trip to Penicuik.

Penicuik Athletic lie in 11th going into this fixture. In their last match, they lost to Jeanfield Swifts at home last weekend, 3-1 in the league.

Broxburn make 4 changes to the team that lost 4-1 to Tranent juniors last weekend, in the South Challenge Cup 5th round. In to the starting 11 come, Steven Anderson, Marcus Millar, Ross Nimmo and Marky Munro. They replace Kieran Moyles, Andy Gillen, Callum Heath & Ben Davidson.

Penicuik Athletic are in blue and white striped shirts, blue shorts and socks and start with a 4-3-3 formation.

Broxburn are in their changed kits, gold and black shirts, black shorts & gold and black socks. They start with a 4-4-2 formation.

Big shout for two Broxburn penalties in the first minute. Gary Brass looks to be fouled as does Marcus Miller, but referee Danaher waves play on twice.

There is a stoppage in play on the 8th minute, Steven Anderson needs treatment after a coming together with Penicuik’s number 7 Ben Wardlaw.

First chance of the match comes for the visitors on 10 minutes.  Ross Nimmo plays in Gary Brass. The Broxburn striker shoots just wide of the right-hand post.

A deep Connor Thomson cross from the left finds Ross Nimmo, whose volley is wide of the left-hand post.

On 16 minutes, a Connor Thomson shot is saved by Penicuik keeper Owen Hayward.

First booking of the match is for Penicuik’s Ben Wardlaw for dissent on the 19th minute.

A long throw by Broxburn’s left back Marcus Miller finds Gary Brass. His initial shot is blocked and on the second attempt his effort deflects wide of the let hand post.

Been all Broxburn so far. On 25 minutes, Gary Brass finds Callum Bremner in space with a header. His shot is blocked and deflects out to Marcus Millar. Millar’s shot is well saved by Penicuik keeper Owen Hayward.

Errol Douglas finds Connor Thomson in space. Thomson cuts it back to Callum Bremner who shoots over the bar.

On 31 minutes, a teasing Connor Thomson cross has no takers and goes out for a goal kick to Penicuik.

A minute later, Marky Munro delivers a great cross. It finds Gary Brass who’s glancing header kisses the bar on the way over.

First Penicuik chance comes on 35 minutes. Ryan Quinn shoots wide of target.

GOAL! Good delivery by Ross Nimmo over on the right finds Errol Douglas, the big strikers has his back to goal and his effort ricochet’s of a Penicuik player, of the left post and into the net.


BROXBURN ATHLETIC 1 (Errol Douglas-37 Minutes)

Long ball forward by Connor Thomson aimed at Ross Nimmo, has just too much on it and the wee man can’t make proper contact with it.

First booking for Broxburn comes on 40 minutes. Lewis Turner is booked by referee Danaher for a foul.

Ben Wardlaw drives forward, skips past two players. He plays a ball through looking for Ryan Quinn. Bob Watt comes and collects, nearly wiping out Greg page in the process.

Shot by Ross Nimmo is over the bar on 44 minutes. Closely followed by a Lewis Turner effort that’s also over the bar.

HALF TIME (1-0 Broxburn)

On 49 minutes, a Ross Nimmo cross from wide right, is way over the bar.

Big chance for Broxburn to double their lead on 52 minutes.  From a long ball, Errol Douglas nods on to Gary Brass. Brass finds Thomson who feeds it wide to Ross Nimmo who is in space. Nimmo’s effort is just wide of the left-hand post.

On 53 minutes, Steven Anderson is booked for a foul on Penicuik’s number 7 Ben Wardlaw.

On 56 minutes, Ross Nimmo drives into the box and goes down under the challenge. Referee Danaher is having none of it and waves play on.

In the last ten minutes, it’s been end to end but there hasn’t been many talking points.

Penicuik have a half chance. Chase Miller finds Liam Gray in a dangerous position, but experienced defender Steven Anderson clears his lines.

Marcus Miller is next in the referee’s book for foul on 69 minutes.


ON-Kieran Moyles & Ben Davidson

OFF-Marcus Miller & Ross Nimmo

A 74th minute corner by Ben Davidson finds Gary Brass whose header hits the bar.Errol Douglas does well to press Penicuik keeper Owen Hayward and gets a block on his long ball. Penicuik eventually get it cleared.

Gary Brass gives away a foul just outside the box. Up steps Penicuik’s Cammy Forbes whose free kick is saved by Broxburn keeper Bob Watt


On- Darren Downie

Off-Errol Douglas

Penicuik are throwing everything at an equaliser. Steven Anderson makes a good clearance and is fouled by Penicuik’s Michael Mbewe who Is booked.

Broxburn hold on for a huge 3 points on the road and sets us up for a huge match against Musselburgh next week.


Penicuik Athletic 0

Broxburn Athletic 1 (Douglas-37 minutes)


REFEREE- Mr Danaher

ASSISTANTS- Mr Cairns & Mr Gilchrist




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