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SATURDAY 25/03/2017
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MATCH REPORTS
This week we have match reports from :-

Musselburgh Athletic v Broxburn Athletic
Scone Thistle v Luncarty

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RESULTS AND FIXTURES
We have tables and results from the following leagues and Cup Competitions:-

D J Laing East of Scotland Cup
G A Engineering Cup
McBookie.com East Premier League
McBookie.com East Superleague
McBookie.com North Division
McBookie.com South Division
Pre-Season Friendlies
Scottish Junior Cup
Super/Premier League Play Off
The Conservatory Converters Fife and Lothians Cup
William Hill Scottish Cup

MATCH REPORTS

Scone Thistle v Luncarty
McBookie.com North Division (25/03/2017)

(Report submitted by Scone Thistle)

Report

It was honours even in the cross-Tay derby this afternoon and for the second successive match Scone were to take a half time lead only to be undone by a late penalty.

Prior to kick off there was a welcome boost for the Jags when Abi Njie, who it had been feared would miss the rest of the campaign after dislocating a shoulder back at the start of February, was passed fit to feature on the subs bench.

Luncarty started brightly and forced the first chance after only two minutes when a long throw from the right into the Scone box was only partially cleared and when the loose ball was collected by former Scone striker Richard Doig his first time effort from outside the box was easily collected by Gorton in the Scone goal.

Scone had the next chance but were to wait a further 23 minutes for it to arrive as the game settled into a close tactical battle in midfield.   The ball was played up the right wing to Mackay and when his cross came into the middle it was flicked on by Strachan to Sinclair, playing today at left midfield in the place of the injured Gary Fergus.  Sinclair’s cross into the centre was partially blocked high into the air by the Luncarty defence and when the ball fell to earth Fergus was able to get on the end of it but his first time effort with back to goal went wide of target.

Scone were however to take the lead moments later.  Awarded a free kick some 35 yards from goal, a great delivery from Sinclair saw Craig Mitchell get on the end of the ball to loop a powerful header over Luncarty keeper Duncan Bruce and into the back of the net.

The visitor’s attack had a familiar look for the Farquharson Park crowd with both strikers having plied their game at the Jags home ground as joining Doig in attack was Ross Mitchell and Mitchell was to be involved in the game’s next talking point as the visitors had a shout for a penalty turned down.

The ball was worked up the left touchline by the Luncarty midfield before being squared into Mitchell and when he turned goalwards his run appeared to be impeded by Whitworth, however the referee awarded Scone a goalkick.

Scone had the next chance after 43 minutes when a quick counter attack was launched by Moon from the Scone half of the pitch.  He moved the ball forward to Fergus and when his forward pass was blocked the loose ball was chipped forward by Strachan to Mills.  The Scone striker managed to flick the ball past Duncan but it had travelled slightly too far wide of goal and Mills couldn’t get his left foot effort on target.

Doig then had a close range header saved comfortably by Gorton before seeing an effort fly wide of goal before the break.

With just two minutes gone of the second period Ross Mitchell came close for the visitors with an off target effort before Scone had their own good shout for a penalty.

A long ball forward to Mills saw him break into the box challenged by two Luncarty defenders and as he moved forward his run appeared to be impeded by a tug on the shirt, the referee allowed play to continue as the ball broke back to Duncan.  He mistimed his kick on the ball which broke sideways towards goal and as Mills continued his run to collect the ball Duncan appeared to bodycheck the Scone player.  The referee decided, however, to award a free kick to Luncarty much to the puzzlement of the home support and players.

Craig Mitchell saw an effort over the bar for the hosts before, with only 13 minutes left on the clock, Scone had a chance to extend their lead.    A free kick from about 40 yards out on the right was swung into the Luncarty box by Sinclair and when Mills headed back across goal from the far post MacKenzie headed over the bar from a couple of yards out.

Scone were to regret this miss as the visitors were to be awarded a penalty moments later.

Awarded a free kick some 35 yards from goal, Luncarty took a quick free kick which caught Mackay out of position and as he tried to get back to challenge the run of a Luncarty attacker into the box he collided with his opposite number at the expense of the spot kick.

Up stepped Doig to make no mistake from 12 yards.

Gorton had to look lively to make a good save from a headed Luncarty attack to keep the scores level before in the dying moments came the moment Jags fans had feared they wouldn’t see again this season when Abi Njie took to the field as a late replacement for the hard working Fraser Mills.  It was great to see Abi back on the field in red and black.

There was just time in added time for Luncarty to be reduced to 10 men when Reid picked up his second yellow card of the match but after waiting 10 months for the Jags to draw a game that’s been two draws in two weeks.


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Musselburgh Athletic v Broxburn Athletic
McBookie.com East Superleague (25/03/2017)

(Report submitted by Musselburgh Athletic)

Anderson Wins It with Super Strike

 

Broxburn would have considered themselves unfortunate to be behind at the break, but Alexander Nimmo pulled them level within minutes of the restart. Then Kieran Anderson secured the points with a terrific long range free kick just after the hour. The visitors deserved the victory although King had two glorious chances in added time to rescue a point for the home team. 

 

Broxburn Athletic were the visitors to Olivebank on  McBookie.com East Super League business today. The West Lothian side currently sit sixth in the league and are still involved in both the East of Scotland and Fife and Lothians Cups. Musselburgh are too close to the relegation zone for comfort but they do have games in hand over the bottom three. They too retain an interest in the local cups. When the teams met in September Musselburgh recorded a resounding 5-1 victory on the road so Broxburn were looking to avenge that reverse. 

 

The match kicked off on a fabulous Spring afternoon and Broxburn were first to trouble the goalkeeper- Ross Nimmo with a shot cum cross which Renton touched over for a corner. From another corner Baptie's inswinging kick forced Renton into action again; the keeper touching the ball over from under his bar. After 13 minutes, Alexander Nimmo did have the ball in the net but he was clearly offside. 

 

Musselburgh had been on the back foot but after 16 minutes they took a surprise lead. O'KANE showed quick feet on the edge of the box and in his low driven shot was arrowed low into Wallace's right hand corner, giving the keeper no chance. 

 

With 24 minutes played, Locke almost pulled the visitors level. He turned beautifully and fired in a shot. Renton pulled off a good stop and when the ball rebounded to Anderson,  he blazed it over. 

 

It was a fairly scrappy affair but again the visitors created something after 36 minutes. Anderson put over the cross but Alexander Nimmo misheaded with the goal gaping. 

 

Burgh finished the half on the front foot and Spowart was nearly in on goal after 38 minutes and a few minutes later a King effort was just over. 

 

Musselburgh were a shade fortunate to lead at the break but neither side created much and it a moment of real skill that broke the deadlock. 

 

Half Time  Musselburgh Athletic 1; Broxburn Athletic 0

 

The second half had to be better than the first and Broxburn came out fired up. 

 

The visitors should have been level almost from the restart. Locke fired in a great cross from the right which Anderson should have converted at the far post, but he missed the ball completely. 

 

The equaliser was not long coming and after 47 minutes the scores were level. ALEXANDER NIMMO got on the end of another cross from the right and although Renton clawed his header out, the assistant referee and referee were happy to award the goal. There were few protests from the home players although goalkeeper Renton thought he'd saved it. 

 

The referee's patience seemed to be a exhausted at this stage and there were yellows for Locke and Ross Nimmo - the latter for a late tackle. 

 

Broxburn seemed encouraged by the goal and good interplay between Ross Nimmo and Alexander Nimmo resulted in a corner. A minute later and Broxburn were ahead. They were awarded a free kick on the left and ANDERSON fired home a free kick into the far corner from fully thirty yards - giving Renton no chance. 

 

Musselburgh were stung by this reverse and enjoyed a good spell of pressure over the next few minutes. Firstly a Spowart cross found King but Wallace saved his header well. Next Ralton was straight through but couldn't finish. Finally Spowart fired just wide of the the far post. 

 

Broxburn' response was two long range efforts from Anderson - clearly buoyed by his goal - but he didn't trouble Renton. Then Alexander Nimmo got on the end of a long ball. He shot wide but Anderson was waiting for a pass and would surely have scored. Next Locke and Anderson combined well with the former shooting wide. Ross Nimmo, who was a handful all afternoon, then had a fine run but his finishing effort was a poor one. With just under ten minutes remaining,  Alexander Nimmo had an effort deflected wide. 

 

Musselburgh showed real urgency with time running out and forced themselves back into the game. King had a shot stopped at the near post as they pushed for the equaliser. Just when it looked like the game was over King had a great chance, but got the ball caught under his feet. Amazingly the same player got another chance deep into added time when two defenders went for the same high ball. The ball broke to him but he seemed to slip and a golden chance was lost. 

 

There was never a classic encounter and Musselburgh's poor home record is pulling them deeper into the relegation battle. Broxburn are assembling a good side and were value for their victory. Best for the visitors were the Nimmos and Anderson. Cherrie was solid for the home side but King had one of those days when it wouldn't go for him. 

 

Next Saturday Musselburgh visit fellow strugglers Newtongrange Star in the  D J Laing East of Scotland Cup. Broxburn host Broughty Athletic in the same competition. 

 

Full Time Musselburgh Athletic 1; Broxburn Athletic 2

 

 

Musselburgh Athletic 

Renton, Lynch, Hogg, O'Kane, Murphy, Cherrie, Spowart,King, Davie, Donaldson and Thomson Subs Adams, Dunn, McManus, Ralton and Gillan 

 

Broxburn Athletic 
Wallace, Cole, Baptie, Gavin, Patterson, Richards, Ross Nimmo, Scott, Alexander Nimmo, Locke  and Anderson  Subs Purves, Downie, Browne, Sub Gk Donoghue

 

 

Gordon Baird 

Neutral  Reporter 


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Current league tables and this week's results
Information supplied by SJFA East Region.

McBookie.com East Superleague   (To view all this seasons results click here )

P W D L F A PTS
Kelty Hearts  24  20  68  26  62
Penicuik Athletic  23  13  59  32  44
Bonnyrigg Rose  17  14  36  14  42
Boness United  22  12  52  22  40
Dundonald Bluebell  25  10  10  54  51  35
Broxburn Athletic  23  59  48  33
Broughty Athletic  21  34  34  32
Carnoustie Panmure  23  38  56  30
Lochee United  20  36  39  27
Hill of Beath Hawthorn  21  33  38  26
Camelon Juniors  23  24  38  26
Musselburgh Athletic  20  29  29  21
Linlithgow Rose  17  22  24  19
Jeanfield Swifts  21  11  39  59  18
Newtongrange Star  24  14  29  54  16
Fauldhouse United  22  18  22  70  10


This week's Results
 
25/03/2017  Camelon Juniors  Newtongrange Star 
25/03/2017  Musselburgh Athletic  Broxburn Athletic 
25/03/2017  Linlithgow Rose  Penicuik Athletic 
25/03/2017  Jeanfield Swifts  Carnoustie Panmure 
25/03/2017  Hill of Beath Hawthorn  Bonnyrigg Rose 
25/03/2017  Dundonald Bluebell  Kelty Hearts 
25/03/2017  Boness United  Lochee United 
25/03/2017  Fauldhouse United  Broughty Athletic 

Known Future Fixtures
 
01/04/2017  Lochee United  v Fauldhouse United  2.30pm 
01/04/2017  Dundonald Bluebell  v Hill of Beath Hawthorn  2.30pm 
01/04/2017  Carnoustie Panmure  v Kelty Hearts  2.30pm 
01/04/2017  Camelon Juniors  v Jeanfield Swifts  2.30pm 
08/04/2017  Penicuik Athletic  v Carnoustie Panmure  2.30pm 
08/04/2017  Jeanfield Swifts  v Lochee United  2.30pm 
08/04/2017  Fauldhouse United  v Camelon Juniors  2.30pm 
08/04/2017  Dundonald Bluebell  v Musselburgh Athletic  2.30pm 
08/04/2017  Broxburn Athletic  v Linlithgow Rose  2.30pm 
08/04/2017  Broughty Athletic  v Newtongrange Star  2.30pm 
08/04/2017  Bonnyrigg Rose  v Boness United  2.30pm 

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McBookie.com East Premier League   (To view all this seasons results click here )

P W D L F A PTS
Kennoway Star Hearts  25  17  67  40  53
Forfar West End  23  15  45  27  48
Sauchie Juniors  16  13  50  17  40
Arniston Rangers  21  11  32  25  38
Dalkeith Thistle  25  11  10  40  36  37
Tranent Juniors  23  10  39  37  36
Bathgate Thistle  22  43  32  33
Haddington Athletic  23  10  52  44  31
Tayport  21  41  34  31
Glenrothes  22  13  34  50  27
Downfield  20  38  43  26
St Andrews United  24  13  34  50  21
Armadale Thistle  22  15  19  60  13
Whitburn Juniors  18  10  31  41  12
Dundee Violet  19  14  28  57  9


This week's Results
 
25/03/2017  Dundee Violet  St Andrews United 
25/03/2017  Armadale Thistle  Tranent Juniors 
25/03/2017  Forfar West End  Haddington Athletic 
25/03/2017  Glenrothes  Downfield 
25/03/2017  Kennoway Star Hearts  Sauchie Juniors 
25/03/2017  Tayport  Arniston Rangers 
25/03/2017  Whitburn Juniors  Dalkeith Thistle 

Known Future Fixtures
 
01/04/2017  Tranent Juniors  v Tayport  2.30pm 
01/04/2017  Kennoway Star Hearts  v St Andrews United  2.30pm 
01/04/2017  Haddington Athletic  v Sauchie Juniors  2.30pm 
01/04/2017  Glenrothes  v Dundee Violet  2.30pm 
01/04/2017  Bathgate Thistle  v Whitburn Juniors  2.30pm 
01/04/2017  Arniston Rangers  v Forfar West End  1.30pm 
08/04/2017  Whitburn Juniors  v Forfar West End  2.30pm 
08/04/2017  St Andrews United  v Tayport  2.30pm 
08/04/2017  Sauchie Juniors  v Armadale Thistle  2.30pm 
08/04/2017  Haddington Athletic  v Bathgate Thistle  2.30pm 
08/04/2017  Glenrothes  v Tranent Juniors  2.30pm 
08/04/2017  Downfield  v Kennoway Star Hearts  2.30pm 
08/04/2017  Arniston Rangers  v Dalkeith Thistle  2.30pm 

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McBookie.com North Division   (To view all this seasons results click here )

P W D L F A PTS
Kirriemuir Thistle  17  14  77  25  44
Thornton Hibs  18  14  69  20  44
Scone Thistle  22  14  56  34  44
Kinnoull  20  12  59  27  41
East Craigie  19  11  54  27  37
Blairgowrie  21  10  55  46  35
Dundee North End  17  52  25  31
Luncarty  18  47  29  30
Coupar Angus  19  40  51  22
Lochee Harp  20  10  37  52  22
Arbroath Vics  20  12  37  61  18
Newburgh  21  14  44  65  17
Brechin Vics  18  14  23  61  8
Lochore Welfare  20  16  25  84  8
Forfar Albion  20  14  22  90  8


This week's Results
 
25/03/2017  Newburgh  East Craigie 
25/03/2017  Lochee Harp  Thornton Hibs 
25/03/2017  Kirriemuir Thistle  Blairgowrie 
25/03/2017  Forfar Albion  Kinnoull 
25/03/2017  Coupar Angus  Arbroath Vics 
25/03/2017  Brechin Vics  Lochore Welfare 
25/03/2017  Scone Thistle  Luncarty 

Known Future Fixtures
 
01/04/2017  Thornton Hibs  v Newburgh  2.30pm 
01/04/2017  Lochore Welfare  v Kirriemuir Thistle  2.30pm 
01/04/2017  Lochee Harp  v Forfar Albion  2.30pm 
01/04/2017  Kinnoull  v Scone Thistle  2.30pm 
01/04/2017  Coupar Angus  v East Craigie  2.30pm 
01/04/2017  Brechin Vics  v Dundee North End  2.30pm 
01/04/2017  Blairgowrie  v Luncarty  2.30pm 
08/04/2017  Thornton Hibs  v Coupar Angus  2.30pm 
08/04/2017  Scone Thistle  v Arbroath Vics  2.30pm 
08/04/2017  Luncarty  v Kinnoull  2.30pm 
08/04/2017  Kirriemuir Thistle  v Brechin Vics  2.30pm 
08/04/2017  Forfar Albion  v Blairgowrie  2.30pm 
08/04/2017  Dundee North End  v Lochore Welfare  2.30pm 
08/04/2017  East Craigie  v Lochee Harp  2.30pm 

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McBookie.com South Division   (To view all this seasons results click here )

P W D L F A PTS
Blackburn United  22  19  65  20  59
Pumpherston Juniors  22  17  87  36  52
Dunbar United  19  16  63  16  49
Easthouses Lily MW  22  11  48  57  35
Lochgelly Albert  17  10  44  23  34
West Calder United  22  10  49  45  34
Edinburgh United  21  54  47  27
Oakley United  22  11  44  62  27
Rosyth  19  30  36  24
Craigroyston  24  13  47  62  23
Crossgates Primrose  20  11  39  54  17
Livingston United  20  13  31  66  15
Stoneyburn Juniors  19  14  20  50  11
Kirkcaldy YM  23  17  28  75  8


This week's Results
 
25/03/2017  West Calder United  Rosyth 
25/03/2017  Blackburn United  Stoneyburn Juniors 
25/03/2017  Craigroyston  Edinburgh United 
25/03/2017  Easthouses Lily MW  Lochgelly Albert 
25/03/2017  Kirkcaldy YM  Crossgates Primrose 
25/03/2017  Livingston United  Pumpherston Juniors 
25/03/2017  Oakley United  Dunbar United 

Known Future Fixtures
 
01/04/2017  West Calder United  v Oakley United  2.30pm 
01/04/2017  Stoneyburn Juniors  v Easthouses Lily MW  2.30pm 
01/04/2017  Rosyth  v Kirkcaldy YM  2.30pm 
01/04/2017  Pumpherston Juniors  v Crossgates Primrose  2.30pm 
01/04/2017  Lochgelly Albert  v Livingston United  2.30pm 
01/04/2017  Dunbar United  v Craigroyston  2.30pm 
08/04/2017  Stoneyburn Juniors  v West Calder United  2.30pm 
08/04/2017  Pumpherston Juniors  v Rosyth  2.30pm 
08/04/2017  Oakley United  v Kirkcaldy YM  2.30pm 
08/04/2017  Lochgelly Albert  v Blackburn United  2.30pm 
08/04/2017  Livingston United  v Craigroyston  2.30pm 
08/04/2017  Edinburgh United  v Easthouses Lily MW  2.30pm 
08/04/2017  Crossgates Primrose  v Dunbar United  2.30pm 

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D J Laing East of Scotland Cup

This week's Results
 

Known Future Fixtures
 
01/04/2017  3rd Round  Newtongrange Star  v Musselburgh Athletic  2.30pm 
01/04/2017  3rd Round  Broxburn Athletic  v Broughty Athletic  2.30pm 
01/04/2017  2nd Round  Linlithgow Rose  v Boness United  2.30pm 
01/04/2017  2nd Round  Downfield  v Bonnyrigg Rose  2.30pm 

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G A Engineering Cup

This week's Results
 

Known Future Fixtures
 

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Pre-Season Friendlies

This week's Results
 
25/03/2017    Bathgate Thistle  Arthurlie 

Known Future Fixtures
 

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Scottish Junior Cup

This week's Results
 

Known Future Fixtures
 

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Super/Premier League Play Off

This week's Results
 

Known Future Fixtures
 

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The Conservatory Converters Fife and Lothians Cup

This week's Results
 

Known Future Fixtures
 
01/04/2017  3rd Round  Penicuik Athletic  v Blackburn United  2.30pm 
01/04/2017  3rd Round  Edinburgh United  v Armadale Thistle  2.30pm 
08/04/2017  3rd Round  Kelty Hearts  v Hill of Beath Hawthorn  2.30pm 

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William Hill Scottish Cup

This week's Results
 

Known Future Fixtures
 

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