League: Scottish Cup

Inverness Caledonian Thistle vs Broomhill FC

Inverness Caledonian Thistle 4 vs Broomhill 0 | Scottish Cup | Caledonian Stadium

The Broom travelled to Inverness for the Scottish Cup 4th Round as the last remaining Lowland League side in this year’s edition. The team knew that they had to give it everything to have a chance of progressing into the next round. It was a positive start for Broomhill, who gave a good account of themselves. Scott Roberts and Kirk McKnight also found themselves with time on either wing, which allowed them to cause problems to the Inverness backline. The Broomhill boys did very well to frustrate the Inverness, who were limited in the chances created, although they put the ball in the back of the net until the linesman’s flag ruled it out.

As the first half was petering out ‘keeper Luke Scullion kept Broomhill in the match with three big saves within four minutes, including a spectacular double save. Unfortunately, Charlie Gilmour finished brilliantly from outside that box that went through a sea of players, giving Scullion in goals no chance. A goal right before half time was a blow, given how the team had conducted itself, and while there was only one goal in it, there was still a chance.

It was a nightmare start to the second half when Michael Miller was sent off for bringing down Doran in the box. Luke managed to get down low, capture the ball, and keep Broomhill in the game. The red card changed the game, and the Championship side showed their quality with an extra man. The boys never gave up, even after it was 3-0, Darren Miller hit a stunning free-kick that produced a high-quality save. 4-0 was a harsh reflection on the match, with two crucial moments coming instantly on either side of the break.


Cumnock Juniors vs Broomhill FC

Match Report | Cumnock Juniors 0 – Broomhill 3 | 26/11/2023 | Townhead Park

by David McIntyre

Broomhill scored three goals without reply to fire themselves into the Fourth Round of the Scottish Cup.

It was another successful away fixture for the Broom in the Scottish Cup as they headed off to Townhead Park, home of Cumnock Juniors from the West of Scotland Football League. The match started at lightning pace as both teams looked to get an early foothold in the game. Broomhill were boosted with the return of some of their injured players, giving manager Stephen Swift more options to change the game.

Cumnock Juniors grew into the match and had been doing better with their position. Although Cumnock had more possession they failed to create many goal-scoring opportunities to trouble Luke Scullion.

In the 29th minute, Broomhill took the lead after Ally McColm rifled a low shot into the bottom corner. The goal was created with lovely play down the left-hand side of the pitch involving four players. After the goal, Broomhill took control of the match and continued to pressure Cumnock’s defence.

The second half could not have started any better, with Corey O’Donnell doubling Broomhill’s advantage. Martin Grehan assisted the goal with a lovely touch to set up O’Donnell with a 1v1 with the keeper which the striker deftly dispatched.

The second goal was huge, as it allowed Broomhill to play more freely. Every time they attacked, there was a sense of enthusiasm as they moved up the pitch. The two goal scorers were involved in the third after O’Donnell’s initial shot was parried into the path of McColm to fire into the back of the net and fire Broomhill into the next round.

The Fourth Round of the Scottish Gas Men’s Scottish Cup will see Broomhill travel to Championship side Inverness Caledonian Thistle in January.


Beith Juniors vs Broomhill FC

Match Report | Beith Juniors vs Broomhill | 1-3 | Scottish Cup | Bellsdale Park

by David McIntyre

Broomhill has qualified for the 3rd round of the Scottish Cup after a terrific performance away to West of Scotland Football League champions Beith Juniors.

Cup ties can often be getting a result no matter how the team plays, but Broomhill manager Stephen Swift mapped out the perfect game plan to frustrate and open a Beith side that has been dominant in the West of Scotland league. The first half was crucial to the match due to the sloped pitch, but the defence held strong. After roughly 20 minutes, it was the visitors that took control of the game. The Broom created promising opportunities by exploiting the wide areas with good movements from the forward line. Broomhill were the first team off the blocks in the second half as Ally McColm knocked in Paul Kennedy’s precise free-kick, McColm’s 4th goal in two matches that gave the visitors a deserved lead. The goal motivated Broomhill, and it wasn’t a long wait before Scott Roberts latched onto a flick-on from centre-forward Martin Grehan and headed home Broomhill’s second.

People say that a 2-0 lead is the most dangerous in football, and this could’ve been true on this day as Beith quickly got themselves back into the tie with their striker tapping the ball in at the back post. The Broomhill bench were left nervously waiting for the whistle to go for full-time to avoid Beith equalising and taking the match to extra time.

Scott Roberts was the hero again as he added a 3rd for Broomhill to take the edge off a fiery second half and fire Broomhill into the 3rd round of the Scottish Cup, where they will travel to play Cumnock Juniors.