Broughty Athletic eased through to the next round of the East of Scotland Cup with a 3-1 victory against visitors Musselburgh Athletic at Whitton Park.
Despite controlling the opening 10 minutes of the game it was the visitors who took the lead with a header from Musselburgh player Sean Jamieson from a corner kick, 0-1. Broughty hit back with Lee Sibanda’s low shot on 24 minutes hitting the back of the net, 1-1. Broughty then deservedly went ahead on 36 minutes courtesy of a Bryan Duell penalty after Jake Mair was fouled in the box, 2-1. Other clear cut chances fell to Grant Lawson, Sibanda and Jake Mair but sadly the net wasn’t found. Then a one handed top corner save from keeper Iain Ross kept The Fed 2-1 up just before halftime.
Second half saw Broughty dominate again in the chances, with Jamie Winter’s shot skimming the post, Sibanda’s effort cleared off the line and Grant Lawson shooting wide, with Mair clean through and Lawson again shooting wide. But it was Fed keeper Iain Ross keeping the scoreline as it was, tipping over a long range effort over the bar. The game was finally over when Sibanda found Stuart McConnichie in the box with a low cross, with an open goal McConnichie eventually scrambled the ball into the net between the Musselburgh goalkeeper and defender to make it 3-1. Two more clear chances fell for The Fed but poor finishing couldn’t add to the goal tally.
Great game, Broughty dominated most of it, they could of been at least 6 goals up, but into the hat for the second round draw they go.
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