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Match Report | Hearts B vs Broomhill | Ainslie Park 

by David McIntyre

For this weekend’s match Broomhill travelled to Ainslie Park to face Hearts B. 

The opening 15 minutes of the match were even with some good football on display that you might expect from two teams that like to play out from the back. 

Broomhill did have the better chances from set-pieces, and a couple of times forwards Ciaran McPhie and Corey O’Donnell found themselves in front of goal, but as the old saying goes, you have to take your chances… especially while you are in the ascendancy! 

Ultimately, Broomhill would regret not finishing one of their chances as Hearts B changed the dynamic of the match by taking the lead in the seventeenth minute after James Wilson was picked out by a fantastic ball from Macaulay Tait. 

After the opener, the hosts grew into the game and capitalised as they doubled their lead. Both goals were well worked, and it was obvious that the passages of play came from the Premiership club’s academy training ground. 

Just as the match seemed to be getting out of reach for the Broom, Ciaran McPhie pulled one back after an excellent finish left Hearts B goalkeeper McFarlane with no chance to save the strike. McPhie then assisted O’Donnell for the equaliser ten minutes into the second half to set-up an exciting finale. 

After conceding a sucker-punch goal just after the hour mark, Broomhill continued to push on to grab another equaliser, and if it had not been for the woodwork and a dubious offside decision, the team might have been leaving Edinburgh with a point.

Broomhill FC

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Luke ScullionGoalkeeper0000
2Kirk McKnightDefender0000
3Sam EllisDefender0010
4Joe MurphyMidfielder0000
6Michael MillerMidfielder0000
7Paul Kennedy 8Midfielder0000
9Corey O’DonnellForward1110
11Scott Roberts 18Midfielder0000
15Ciaran McPhie 14Forward1100
16Cameron ChalmersMidfielder0000
17Alfie Robinson 22Defender0000
8Daniel Hunter 7Midfielder0000
12Max WrightForward0000
14Martin Grehan 15Forward0010
18Rabin Omar 11Midfielder0000
20Stephen BarrGoalkeeper0000
21Jamie BarclayForward0000
22Benji Wright 17Midfielder0000
Yellow Cards
Red Cards


Date Time League Season
September 9, 2023 3:00 pm Lowland League 2023/24