The first match of the day at the Tony Macaroni Arena, in the County Cup, saw Broxburn Athletic defeat Armadale CFC Orange in a thoroughly entertaining game. Broxburn ran out 7-3 winners in a very fluid attacking performance, with Adam Yorke particularly impressing for the side.
The first chance of the game fell to Broxburn; a corner was played in and the ball fell to James Crosbie. His effort was subsequently cleared off the line by the defence.
The first 10 minutes were quite cagey, with no team really gaining a foothold. Broxburn’s Jake Bell found himself some space inside the box but his shot was saved allowing Armadale a chance to break. Matthew Hall’s pace allowed him to break down the line, but his cut back was cleared and the game remained level.
25 minutes in Broxburn created another chance. Ryan Campbell was played through and managed to round the keeper but the ball broke away from him and went behind for a goal kick.
Broxburn opened the scoring a few minutes later. The ball broke in the box and found its way to Bell, who finished powerfully into the roof of the net.
Armadale then managed to draw level, shortly before half time, through a moment of magic from Jaiden Muirhead. The striker glided past his markers and finished with a lofted shot over the goalkeeper - a goal that wouldn’t have looked out of place in a Champions League final.
Despite the leveller, it was Broxburn who went into half time with the lead. It was Bell who scored again as he was on hand to slot the ball home from a cross on the right hand side.