Brox­burn ease into sec­ond round

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Brox­burn Ath­letic strolled into the sec­ond round of the Scottish Ju­nior Cup with a com­fort­able win.

The Burn found them­selves two goals to the good within 14 min­utes to put any hopes of a gi­ant-killing to bed.

United’s day got off to a hor­ri­ble start as Neil Hay turned the ball into his own net be­fore Dar­ren Gribben made it two as he fired home a penalty.

The game pro­ceeded to be al­most en­tirely one-way traf­fic with Ni­cholas Locke and Zan­der Miller both go­ing close be­fore Gribben put the game to bed just be­fore half-time as he breezed past three de­fend­ers be­fore slot­ting the ball into the bot­tom corner. But the North Re­gion side re­fused to give in after the break and to their credit a fine de­fen­sive saw the deficit re­main at three en­ter­ing the fi­nal 10 min­utes.

How­ever, that’s when Brox­burn’s en­ergy and class showed with three goals com­ing in the clos­ing stages.

An­der­son rat­tled home a free-kick after he was fouled on the edge of the box be­fore net­ting his sec­ond of the game a few min­utes later when clean through on goal.

Miller was re­warded for his fine ef­forts over the piece with a goal and he headed home An­der­son’s cross at the back post to wrap things up and seal an em­phatic vic­tory for the Al­byn Park side.

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