Broxburn’s potent mix of youth and experience shone in their 3-0 demolition of Camelon with 19-year-old Ross Nimmo producing a man-of-the-match performance and Craig Young spraying the field with pin-point passes and set-pieces.
Home boss Max Christie heaped praise on the two players, saying: “Nimmo was fearless. They couldn’t handle him and we got the result we deserved.
“Youngy is a big guy at this club and came back for pre-season a lot lighter and he again, not for the first time this season, showed what a valuable asset he is. These are players it’s a joy to watch.”
Broxburn had taken the lead after 15 minutes when Nimmo crossed from the right and Kieron Anderson drove the ball home at the second attempt. Ten minutes later, they doubled their lead. A superb corner on the right from Young was headed home powerfully by Zander Millar.
The second half began again with Broxburn dominant. They only had to wait five minutes to increase their lead as Young curled a corner from the right which goalkeeper Kane couldn’t keep out.
Camelon had a chance to reduce the deficit when they were awarded a penalty with ten minutes to go.
Jamie Glasgow ran forward – stopped to see which way goalkeeper Gary Maley was going – then drove the ball home in the other corner. His celebrations were cut short, however, when referee Duncan Smith booked him for stopping during his run-up and ordered him to retake the spot kick. This time, though, Maley guessed right and saved the player’s effort.
Broxburn: Maley, Willems, Blaikie, Locke, Rarity, Young, Nimmo, Scott, Millar, Donaldson, Anderson. Subs: Cormack, Miller, Keast, King.
Camelon: Kane, Scott, McLaren, A Grant, D Ure, G Wright, Glasgow, Fotheringham, Allison, D Grant, Kelly. Subs: Devlin, S Wright, I Ure.