Broxburn Athletic Colts hosts Stenhousemuir in the third round of the under sixteens Scottish Cup at Stewartfield.v
Before the game I was wondering if the wind would allow the two sides to play proper football, but regardless of the heavy wind they both played good football and tried to keep the ball on the deck at all times.
Broxburn got the game underway and started very lively, pressing Stenhousemuir back in their half and the first chance came two minutes in as Taylor Shevlin saw his effort go wide of the target.
Cameron Johnston was next to have a pop at goal and his effort was held at the second attempt by Zander Gilchrist after the ball took a dodgey bounce just before it reached the keeper.
Broxburn kept pushing Stenhousemuir back into their own half, with a lot of possession being kept in the middle of the park, because of this there were little chances being created.
However, on nineteen minutes Stenhousemuir almost put themselves ahead after a pass back which fell just short of the keeper was intercepted by Rhys Watters who rounded Donoghue in the Broxburn goal, but his touch was too heavy and a retreating Broxburn defender was on hand to clear the danger.
Stenhousemuir won themselves a free kick in a dangerous area, which was whipped in by Rhys Watters with a lot of pace and the ball was then helped on by a Broxburn player, but Donoghue got down smartly to his right to gather the ball.
Twenty five minutes in and Jake McCreadie found space in the Stenhousemuir box to turn and hit a shot, which whistled past the post with Gilchrist well beaten.
Chances were to be few and far between in the remainder of the half, but both teams played some neat football, which was impressive given the poor conditions.