Broxburn Athletic v East Stirlingshire



Date Time League Season
21st September 2019 15:00 William Hill Scottish Cup 2019-20


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Broxburn Athletic213Win
East Stirlingshire022Loss


Broxburn United  v Shire 22/9/19 – Reporter: Ewan Malcolm

Zander Miller’s last gasp winner condemned East Stirlingshire to a first round Scottish Cup exit in a closely contested 3-2 defeat at Albyn Park on Saturday.

Shire, having struggled to find their best form this season, were hoping to secure safe passage to the second round of the Scottish Cup against competition newbies, Broxburn Athletic.

However, Shire were placed in a perilous position early on when Broxburn took an early lead. Jordan Tapping and Andy Grant were caught flat footed and could do little to prevent Miller from latching onto a through ball before firing across Jamie Barclay into the back of the net.

Miller’s opener did little to wake Derek Ure’s side up, with more careless defending producing a penalty for the Brox. Miller took the opportunity with aplomb, staring down Barclay before calmly slotting the penalty away to the delight of the increasingly hopeful home support.

Broxburn had never made it into the first round of the Scottish Cup in their history, but after just 15 minutes they had scored their first two goals in the competition and had laid the foundations for a first round upset.

A clever freekick from Mark Millar seemingly presented a golden opportunity for Nicky Low to pull one back for Shire, but the former Queen of the South man snatched at his shot enabling the hosts to clear.

Shire’s late first half pressure eventually told. Low, a rare bright spark in an otherwise unremarkable Shire performance, showed all his quality to curl the ball home from a freekick. Low’s effort rejuvenated the disheartened visitors and gave them a vital platform on which to build upon after the interval.

Ure sent on Sean Brown at the start of the second half to offer more support to the isolated Matty Flynn. The decision very nearly paid off with Flynn seeing an effort cleared off the line after being played through by Bobby Barr.

Andy Rodgers, having seen enough, opted to sub himself on. The Shire icon came to his side’s rescue by tapping in an equaliser from Dishington’s low cross before joyfully cupping his hands to his ears in response to the home support.

The Brox would have the last laugh, though, with Miller completing his hattrick after lobbing the onrushing Barclay, sparking a minor pitch invasion as the home fans were sent into pandemonium.

Broxburn’s history making performance has been rewarded with a second-round visit to Cowdenbeath. Meanwhile, Shire will look pick themselves up with a visit to Caledonian Braves this weekend.

Match Details: Drummond Calder

East Stirlingshire: 1. Jamie Barclay (Captain) 2. Martin Orr (RB) 3. Reis Peggie (LB) 4. Jordan Tapping (RCD) 5. Andy Grant (LCD) 6. Evan Horne (RCM) 7. Jamie Dishington (RM) 8. Nicky Low (LCM) 9. Matty Flynn (CF) 10. Mark Millar (CM) 11. Bobby Barr (LM). Subs 12. Willie Dyer (not used) 13. Adam Murray (not used) 14. Sean Brown (LF) (came on for 6. Evan Horne in 46 mins) 15. Andy Rodgers (RF) (came on for 9. Matty Flynn in 78 mins 47 secs) 16. Paul McCafferty (not used) 17. Eddie Malone (not used) 19. Iain Ure (sub gk) (not used)

Broxburn Athletic: 1. Connor Wallace 2. Andy Gillen (RB) 3. Gordon Donaldson (LB) 4. Shaun Harrison (LCD) 5. Grant Gavin (RCD) 6. Michael Linton (LCM) 7. Connor Kelly (LF) 8. John Grant (RM) 9. Zander Mller (RF) 10. Nick Locke (RCM) 11. Cameron Ross. Subs 12. Greig Binnie (LF) (came on for 7. Connor Kelly in 75 mins 31 secs) 14. Ross Nimmo (RM) (came on for 8. John Grant in 57 mins 15 secs) 15. Kristopher Goss (not used) 16. Craig Scott (RCM) (came on for 10. Nick Locke in 82 mins 41 secs) 17. Chris Townsley (not used) 21. Shaun Donogue (sub gk) (not used)

Ht 1-2 Ft 2-3

East Stirlingshire Scorers – 1) Nicky Low (Direct Free Kick) (39 mins 38 secs) 2) Andy Rodgers (85 mins 44 secs)

East Stirlingshire Assists – 1) N/A 2) Sean Brown

Broxburn Athletic Scorers – 1) Zander Miller (4 mins 11secs) 2) Zander Miller (Penalty) (12 mins 45 secs) 3) Zander Miller (91 mins 39 secs)

Broxburn Athletic Assists – 1) John Grant 2) N/A 3) Craig Scott

East Stirlingshire Bookings – 1) Derek Ure (Coach) (11 mins 46 secs) 2) Jamie Dishingston (41 mins 49 secs) 3) Andy Rodgers (84 mins 11 secs)

Broxburn Athletic Booking – 1) Michael Linton (93 mins 17 secs)

Crowd: 509

Referee: Dan McFarlane

AR1: Raymond Gordon

AR2: Niall McGuinness



Broxburn Athletic

Broxburn Athletic

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Connor WallaceGoalkeeper0000
2Andrew GillenDefender0000
3Gordon DonaldsonDefender0000
4Shaun HarrisonDefender0000
5Grant GavinDefender0000
6Michael LintonMidfielder0010
7Conor Kelly 12Forward0000
8John Grant 14Midfielder0100
9Zander MillerForward3000
10Nick Locke 16Midfielder0000
11Cameron RossMidfielder0000
12Greg Binnie 7Forward0000
14Ross Nimmo 8Midfielder0000
16Craig Scott 10Midfielder0100

East Stirlingshire

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Jamie BarclayGoalkeeper0000
2Martin OrrDefender0000
3Reis PeggieDefender0000
4Jordan TappingDefender0000
5Andy GrantDefender0000
6Evan Horne 14Midfielder0000
7Jamie DishingtonMidfielder0010
8Nicky LowMidfielder1000
9Matty Flynn 15Forward0000
10Mark MillarMidfielder0000
11Bobby BarrMidfielder0000
14Sean Brown 6Forward0100
15Andy Rodgers 9Forward1010
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