BO’NESS UNITED 1 CROSSGATES PRIMROSE 0 (after extra time)
The first of a triple header or triple crown if you fancy a flutter as the BU’s went the distance and more to get a win in a photo finish.
Bo’ness started lively and had a couple of shots which never came to nothing as the Fifers looked to have the back drilled well enough to keep the BU’s at bay.
Brian Morgan took a heavy knock which I say how happened as I was on the phone, but he managed to get up and run off the injury. Shortly afterwards Marty Wright made way for Nicky Prentice so an injury must happened that he was replaced right on half time.
Moments in to the second half I was quite surprised to see Morgan back on but he was swiftly hooked off and Chris Donnelly entered the ring
United were holding the ball and camped in the Crossgates half but the defence stood well as a few shots came in but never really troubled the keeper and this seemed to be the way the game would finish as one goal would be enough. And last BU sub came on the young James Rintoul who has impressed when coming on and if he’s given time could be a very good capture for the BU. And as I said one goal could clinch this and the home side almost paid for it when Ross Campbell was switched off as Primrose forward flew by him but Alex Marshall in the BU goal basically had nothing to do all afternoon got the ball. The final minutes seemed to drag on as another effort went wide and brought the game to an end. FT 0-0
First time in the seniors and the support were wondering if it would be penalties which they had been used to in the juniors but it turned out to be extra time. Who can remember the last time a match went to extra time at Newtown against Blantyre.
As in the first ninety minutes Bo’ness had most of the play but had nothing to show for it.
The last fifteen minutes must have been like a horse stepping up from a mile to a mile and half as no players train for this and it will be the strongest that will come through and with minutes to go Stuart Hunter looked to have sent the BU through with a flashing header went just wide.
Then as we reached the final minutes up popped Fraser Keast to crack home a fine shot and sending the home fans away and looking forward to the second meeting next away at Crossgates but this time in the league before coming back here in a fortnight.
|August 18, 2018||2:30 pm||East of Scotland Cup||2018/19|