Caledonian Braves vs Edinburgh University
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Caledonian Braves vs Edinburgh University

Saturday 7th December 2019, KO 15:00 | Lowland League | Alliance Park

The Braves were back in Lowland League action as they took on struggling Edinburgh University at Alliance Park. 

Braves were lucky not to be goal down early on as Ed Uni rammed up the pressure and failing to take some very good opportunities in front of goal.

As the Braves grew into the game their dominance started to show. Ross McNeil gave the home side the lead after 20 minutes when Craig Quinn’s cross was directed home by the top goal-scorer low and down the middle.

Braves would go two up shortly before the break as penalty was awarded following a hand ball from the Edinburgh Uni defence, McNeil stepped up and smashed home what was his tenth League goal of the season.

Into the second half and it was another scruffy affair. The Braves took control of the opening 20 minutes before they were awarded another penalty. This time, Serge Makofo was brought down in the box leading the ref not option but to point to the spot. McNeil stepped up looking for his hat-trick but the Ed Uni keeper saved his and Quinn’s rebound attempt.

A collision between sub keeper Nicky Hogarth and Brave of the Month John Guthrie allowed the away side to grab a goal back, striking from distance high into the roof of the open net.

Edinburgh then fancied their chances of grabbing an equaliser as they attempted to mount on the pressure.

The Braves managed to hold on though for what was an important three points for the Ricky Waddell’s side.

The Braves make the trip down the M74 to face Gretna 2008 at Raydale Park, Saturday 14th December.