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Broxburn see off Stenhousemuir to progress to the next round

Broxburn Athletic Colts 2

Robertson 47, Flynn 88

Stenhousemuir FC 0

  • Sunday, 26 October 2014
  • Stewartfield
  • Under 16´s
  • Scottish Cup
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. 
  • Half Time:
  • Broxburn Athletic Colts
  • 0-0
  • Stenhousemuir FC
The game was to see it's first goal only two minutes into the second half as Mark Quipp of Broxburn showed some great footwork in the Stenhousemuir box and hit a well placed shot, which was heading for the bottom corner, until ilchrist produced an excellent save down low to his left. But, unfortunately for him the ball bounced up and was headed in by the awaiting Ryan Robertson. 
Broxburn looked to press for a second after going one up and on fifty two minutes they almost got this second goal as a cross/shot from Shevlin almost dropped into the back of the net, but unfortunately for him it went just past the post. 
Lewis Cole of Broxburn tested Gilchrist' handling after his very powerful shot was held well, after Lewis Junner beat two men and then played in Cole to his right, who was unlucky with his effort as if it was to the keepers left or right, then Broxburn would have definately extended their lead. 
Then on the sixtieth minute Gilchrist produced a great save to put Junner's curling effort round the post after he was played in by Quipp, who once again showed excellent footwork. 
Stenhousemuir were certainly holding their own against Broxburn but chances were hard to come by in the second half.
Broxburn put the tie out of Stenhousemuir' reach with only two minutes remaining as they went two to the good as Kieran Flynn was found waiting at the back post from a cross arriving from the right, to tap in the ball to extend Broxburn' lead. 
The game may not of had many chances, but it certainly did not lack in good fast flowing football, which was show cased from both sides. 
  • Full Time:
  • Broxburn Athletic Colts
  • 2-0
  • Stenhousemuir FC


Broxburn Athletic Colts
Stenhousemuir FC
1. Shaun Donoghue
2. Ben McArthur
3. Shaun Ritchie
4. Ryan Robertson
5. Jake McCreadie
7. Ross Brown
8. Cameron Johnston
9. Taylor Shevlin
10. Lewis Cole
12. Thomas Henck
14. Kieran Flynn
15. Marc Quipp
16. Liam MaGee
17. Lewis Gannon
18. Alieu Donaldson
19. Lewis Junner
1. Zander Gilchrist
2. Gregg McConachie
4. Kyle Innes
5. Jamie McCormack
6. Scott Cameron
7. Conor Mclreavy
8. Lewis Gray
9. Rhys Watters
10. Finley Hamil
14. Ryan Mack
15. Thomas Jacques
16. Aidan Mckay
18. Reece Morrison
19. Nathan Kidd
20. Ross Hamilton
Star Player
Broxburn Athletic Colts
Stenhousemuir FC
Marc Quipp played brilliantly in the midfield for Broxburn, creating chance and always looking dangerous, as well as grabbing himself an assist.
Rhys Watters was the Stenhousemuir danger man, he was unlucky not to put his side ahead and was always working hard the whole game.
Magic Moment
Broxburn Athletic Colts
Stenhousemuir FC
Lewis Junner' strike which was expertly saved from Gilchrist was excellent, he was incredibly unlucky not to see this go in.
The determination of Rhys Watters to win the ball ahead of the Broxburn keeper who was charging towards the ball too was brilliant, unfortunately there was to be no goal.
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