Musselburgh keep up challenge at top of Super League

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A first-half Sean Jamieson brace kept up Musselburgh’s challenge as they went joint top of the Super League with Penicuik.

The striker showed just why boss Steve McLeish has every faith in him with two clinical finishes over a stubborn Broxburn outfit at Albyn Park.

“It’s been a great turn around for us because we didn’t have a good start in August,” Jamieson said. “We were almost a completely new squad and it took time to gel. Now though we are getting the results we wanted and it’s paying dividends.”

Musselburgh got off to to the perfect start inside five minutes when Sean Paliczka’s cross from the right was perfect for Jamieson to rise and power a header past goalkeeper Gary Maley.

The visitors doubled their advantage in the 20th minute with another header from Sean Jamieson. This time it came from a corner again on the right as the striker found space to plant another great header past Maley to put Mussy two-up.

McLeish’s men held the upper hand for the remainder of the first half with Maley having to be at his best to keep the score down.

Broxburn had a fight on their hands and with three key players missing through suspension or holiday commitments, their task in overturning the visitors proving quite a challenge.

They did, however, deal with everything Musselburgh threw at them after the break and eventually pulled a goal back with only a couple of minutes remaining when full-back Jack Blaikie was upended in the area and a spot-kick was rewarded.

Kieron Anderson duly converted from 12 yards but it was too little too late.

Broxburn: Maley, Donaldson, Blaikie, M Miller, Locke, Keast, Nimmo, Scott, Z Miller, Lochrie, Anderson. Subs: Cormack, McQuillan, Manson, King.

Musselburgh: Dodds, Christie, Hamilton, Bracks, Jamieson, McKenna, Myles, Paliczka, Swaney, Thomson, Tafail. Subs: Cormack, Davie, McLeish, Wright, Jackson,