BO’NESS have only themselves to blame for not winning this South Region Challenge Cup second round.

United could have been up in the opening minutes but fluffed chances by Ryan Stevenson and Brian Morgan went a miss before BSC started to get into the match.

BSC was soon to get a grip on the match with a couple of free-kicks but were squandered when hitting the wall then Andy Murphy had an easy save to make.

Getting a grip on the BU and maybe the difference in league status night start to tell even picking up a couple of bookings along the way.

Ross Campbell was on hand to clear another attempt that came in. He was in the right place a couple of minutes later to tidy up the home box. BSC continued to dominate the match now but somehow stacking up the yellow cards.

The BU’s were starting to find themselves getting back in to play with half time approaching and it ended that way with the BU controlling the game.

HT Bo’ness 0 BSC 0 

United came out the traps after the kick-off and went close with no fewer than four good attempts and the wind behind the home sails.

Campell was asked to work on a couple of occasions and superbly cleared the building danger.

Bo’ness were looking the better of the two but would the missed chances come back to haunt them as time progressed. The attacks kept on coming and a break saw Murphy making another sound save. And shortly afterwards the same at the other end as the keeper produced a great save.

Heading into the final minutes it was all Bo’ness and the visitors managed to clear bring the ref to blow for full time and head for extra time.

FT: Bo’ness 0 BSC 0

The match had been heavily swaying in favour of the home side, and only minutes into extra time found themselves go down and as the strange match took another twist as a BSC corner found its way into the BU net without anyone touching it.  Scratching the heads as the touchline was left wondering how a corner can go indirect against the run of play.

HT/ET Bo’ness 0 BSC 1

On to the final fifteen minutes and the BU still looking good were once again losing out as BSC were forward again and made it two-nil and this was an injustice to the way they had been playing.

Bo’ness 0 BSC 2

Finally, with five minutes remaining a Will Snowdon throw-in found sub, Mark Mooney who put the ball away and it was now all hands to the pumps

Bo’ness 1 BSC 2

The match was to slow down with the visitors holding the ball and the minutes ran out for the BU and ended the chance to progress to the third round of the cup. Last season the BU lost out to East Kilbride at the same stage.

FT/ET Bo’ness United 1 BSC Glasgow 2

All we can say is Good Luck to BSC in the next round.

When we look back on this we will play not as good and win. So next week now on to next week no fixture has been arranged so far but we will let you know in due course.


Mooney on Keast off



Date Time League Season
September 14, 2019 2:30 pm Football Nations Qualifying Cup 2019/20



Bo’ness United

Andrew Murphy Goalkeeper
Devon Jacobs Defender
Ross Campbell Defender
Will Snowdon Defender
Ryan Stevenson Midfielder
Tom Grant Midfielder
Fraser Keast Midfielder
Michael Gemmell Midfielder
Craig Comrie Midfielder
Ian Nimmo Midfielder
Brian Morgan Midfielder
Iain Syme Defender
Mark Mooney Midfielder
Mark McKenzie Forward
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