After the weekend win at Bonnyrigg  Max Christie decided to change his format with Fraser Keast, Michael Gemmell & Chris Donnelly. Allan McKenzie & goalkeeper Alex Marshall all on the bench.

Controlling the early stages then hit with the sucker punch inside the first ten minutes with some ping pong going on the visitors took the lead Bo’ness 0 Crossgates 1

Marty Wright opened the match from the struggles in the midfield when breaking to a one on one with the keeper headed to goal but it was managed to be clear it.

Andy Murphy was wakened up from a whistler that went low over the bar. Wright was next on the run but a poor attempt when an open BU player was shouting for it.

But as half time approached it was either the pie hut or the social club for a beer or two.

HT: Bo’ness United 0 Crossgates Primrose 1


The BU came out after the interval and started at speed like the first half and this time it paid off with the ball crossed over and who was waiting but Stuart Hunter and his height worked as he headed on target expecting the equaliser but the keeper managed to clear frustrated Hunter.  The ball was crossed again and this time in a busy box would need VAR to see who scored it but Nicky Prentice was rewarded with the equaliser  Bo’ness United 1 Crossgates Primrose 1.

Crossgates stepped up and went looking for a winner but nothing really to report on as the BU defence and keeper stood up to the plate and kept them at bay. An injury to Ross Campbell held the game up for a couple of minutes as it was blood on his face,  a cut which was patched up was a relief for the home bench.

Bo’ness were starting to hold the ball well and looking good as goaded the visitors to make a move and as they did the BU broke forward and Iain Syme netting his first BU goal and giving Boness the lead.  Bo’ness United 2 Crossgates Primrose 1.

Some good play from Wright and nobody to get on the end of it.  Next up was Ryan Stevenson but his attempt was re routed by a Wright deflection which the keeper done well to save it.

Both sides were playing well at this time and then something happened which saw Allan McKenzie being red carded and only spent a couple of minutes on the park.  I will update once I find out what actually happened.

Crossgates were moving everyone forward as they won a string of corners and tying up the home defence but they stood tall to the pressure and the match ended to the relief of the home (visiting) fans.

But three points is what was required and keeps Max Christie’s record in tacked.

Come the weekend it will be back here again against Tranent on Saturday and again midweek back here again against Dalkeith in a double header

Bo’ness United 2 Crossgates Primrose 1.



Fraser Keast on John MacDonald off
Allan McKenzie on Nicky Prentice off
Michael Gemmell on Marty Wright off


East of Scotland Conference “B” League
VENUE Camelon Juniors
Wednesdayy 17th April
Kick off 6.45pm

BO’NESS are back in action and another midweek clash against promotion chasing Crossgates who are hoping to reach the Premier League next season and by looking at the league 3 more points should secure them safety.

Three times between the end of August and 1st September the BU’s came up against Crossgates, East of Scotland Cup 1-0,  Conference “B” League 2-1 and Alex Jack Cup 2-1.  United were struggling at times but managed to win all three matches.

This first season for us both in the EOSFL and the Qualifying League  Cup to start the season which would have teams up and running before the league matches came in to effect. Qualifying Cup D D W was the results in group C.

The Alex Jack Cup: Eyemouth 9-2,

Football Nations Cup: Bo’ness 0-1 aet

South Challenge Cup: Hill of Beath 0-2

League Cup: Dunipace 5-1, Camelon 0-2

King Cup: Arniston 3-0, Ormiston tba


Date Time League Season
April 17, 2019 6:45 pm EOS Conference B 2018/19



Bo’ness United

Andrew Murphy Goalkeeper
Devon Jacobs Defender
Iain Syme Defender
Ross Campbell Defender
Stuart Hunter Defender
John MacDonald Defender
Craig Comrie Midfielder
Ryan Stevenson Midfielder
Marty Wright Forward
Brian Morgan Midfielder
Nicky Prentice Defender
Chris Donnelly Midfielder
Michael Gemmell Midfielder
Fraser Keast Midfielder
Allan MacKenzie Forward
Alex Marshall Goalkeeper
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