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Sunday, 04 November 2012 22:23

Leith reach last eight at Broxburn's expense

Written by  Jamie Butt
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Leith Athletic
Broxburn Athletic Colts
U16 South East Region Cup
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Broxburn were very unlucky to lose out to the strong Edinburgh side in a South East Region Cup last sixteen tie, which had a quarter final visit to Edina Hibs or Peebles at stake for the winner.

The visitors had the better of the first half going close twice in the opening few minutes with a looping header from Liam Gallagher and an 18 yard strike from Ross Gorman narrowly wide.

Leith also fired a great chance straight at the Broxburn keeper.

The away side should have went ahead in 27 minutes, a quickly taken free kick from Marcus Millar to Kyle Butt who picked out the on-rushing James McGregor 8 yards from goal but somehow put his header over with keeper beaten.

A minute later Dylan Scott was one on one with the Leith keeper Kinnear with the home stopper coming out on top.

Broxburn were to rue their misses when Leith took the lead in 35 minutes. Robbie Ewing was given too much room as he broke forward to fire past keeper Liam Wilson from the edge of the box.

Half Time: Leith Athletic 1-0 Broxburn Athletic Colts

Leith doubled their lead on 45 minutes, a trip from Tommy McKeon just inside the box saw Leith awarded a penalty. The ball was fired home by Ross Larner to make it 2-0 in favour of the hosts.

Broxburn never gave up and were always in with a chance and it came in 73 minutes. A lob over the Leith defence from Andy Drysdale found Jamie Henderson who finished well via the back post.

Leith had a great chance to wrap the game up three minutes later when awarded a second penalty after Ryan Lees clipped the forwards heels but Wilson made an excellent save and the rebound was rattled against the post.

The visitors nearly levelled in the last minute when a powerful angled strike from Gorman was turned round the post by replacement keeper Greig McLay. However it was the Leithers who progressed to the quarter final stage.

Full Time: Leith Athletic 2-1 Broxburn Athletic Colts
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