Bo’ness United consolidated their second position in the table with a comprehensive thrashing of Fauldhouse and in the process managed to notch up seven different scorers.

Bo’ness were quickly onto the front foot earning a couple of corners from good Marty Wright runs.  The hosts almost opened the scoring on ten minutes when a Wright corner fell to Jack Simpson on the edge of the box but the midfielders shot went narrowly wide.    Simpson and Wright then shot wide before Colin Strickland brought out a good save from Jon Connolly.  The pressure was building and another excellent Strickland lay off put in Robert Sloan but his shot from an acute angle was well blocked by the keeper.
The deadlock was broken on thirty six minutes when a Ross Campbell long ball was headed over the advancing keeper by Wright who scored for the fourth game in a row despite calls for offside from the visitors.
United then had an appeal for a penalty turned down when Strickland was bundled over in the box by Ryan McSherry.  Just before the interval Fauldhouse had a chance when Declan Byrne went through on goal but he shot just wide.


Any hopes of a Fauldhouse comeback were quickly snuffed out when Fraser Keast tapped in from close range from a Michael Gemmell cross.
The third then came on fifty two minutes when good play from Strickland and Keast resulted in Simpson finishing well with a low drive.
Things then got worse for the visitors as Strickland added number four from the penalty spot following Keast being fouled.  Bo’ness looked liable to score with every attack but Connolly made decent saves from Calum Smith and Wright.
The fifth goal was to come on seventy minutes from Ross Philp who picked up a loose ball before driving forward and finishing from around twenty five yard with a right footed effort.
Before the visitors could regroup it was time for number six as Simpson played in Smith and the substitute finished well.
The scoring was then rounded off on seventy three minutes when Conor Scullion whipped in a corner and Will Snowdon crashed in a header via the underside of the bar. Bo’ness could have added more in the latter stages but Fraser Eddington and Strickland had efforts saved


Bo’ness United

1Andrew Murphy
2Michael Gemmell
3Jack Simpson
4Will Snowdon
5Ross Campbell
6Ruari MacLennan
7Fraser Keast 17
8Ross Philp
9Colin Strickland
10Robert Sloan 15
11Marty Wright 16
12Scott Gibb
14Chris Donnelly
15Fraser Eddington 10
16Conor Scullion 11
17Calum Smith 7


February 18, 20172:15 pmEast Region Super League2016/17