Another warm night and no coats for our final home league match, Although it still seems strange to say Camelon. But we still have another league match to play at Dalkeith on Saturday. This will be followed by the League Cup Quarter Final at Tranent next week. Followed by the King Cup match against Bonnyrigg or Edinburgh also away from home.
Max Christie has been superb in the way he has reorganised the squad he was handed and the fans recognised the achievement.
United started bright as usual and on the front foot but couldn’t make the possesion count.
Dalkeith had settled in to the midfield play and were enjoying a good spell but were stung when a Brian Morgan opened the scoring a superb headed goal
Bo’ness 1 Dalkeith 0
The fast pace of the match started from end to end and Dalkeith thought they had equalised but the flag was up for offside. Later on it was all squared on the offside front when Marty Wright was flagged.
With half time approaching Will Snowdon collected his customary yellow card and thankfully the free kick never troubled Alex Marshall in the BU goal.
HT: Bo’ness 1 Dalkeith 0
With hardly enough time for the half time coffee and the BU started well and Wright planted his pass right to Ryan Stevenson but only to see flag up again for offside.
Bo’ness were havimg the best of play and only a matter of time before they scored and it did fall and Nicky Prentice scored with a nice shot gliding beyond the keeper.
Bo’ness 2 Dalkeith 0
Stevenson was next on the list of the referee after complaining that he never got a penalty.
It looked as if it was only a matter of time until they scored again with the Thistle keeper well up to the task to keep the score down.
Then out of nothing the BU defence looked to have gone to sleep as Dalkeith were up the BU and from a corner which looked to be well cleared only to be returned straight in to the back of the BU net from Meikle.
Bo’ness 2 Dalkeith 1
The BU’s were now looking under pressure as the goal seemed to put a spark in to the visitors. Although mounting the BU defence in to action and also the midfield, as they dug in and kept the Dalkeith forwards at bay.
As Bo’ness went forward the linesman saw something and alerted the referee and a red card was showing to a Thistle man and an earlier shower than expected.
FT: Bo’ness 2 Dalkeith 1
United took over the baton for the final minutes and ran the clock out and the new gaffer a record 9 league wins from 9 and 4 cup fixture wins.
Next up will be Dalkeith again but this time away on Saturday.
With us securing runner spot and one league match to go on Saturday at Dalkeith. We still have two cup ties to play against Tranent next week and against either Bonnyrigg or Edinburgh with the date still to be confirmed.
EOS Conference “B” League
Tuesday 23rd April
Kick Off 7pm
Carmuirs Park, Camelon
Max Christie heads back to Camelon on Tuesday on what will be the penultimate match in Conference “B” before heading to the new Premier League for season 2019/20.
Dalkeith Thistle are our opponents this week in a double header on Tuesday at Carmuirs followed by a visit to Dalkeith on Saturday.
Sitting mid table Thistle have a better home record than away but not by to much. It was going to be a hard call for to see them making the five to move up but if a couple of results had been more favourable they might have made it.
Football Nations Qualifying: Kelty Hearts (a) 0-6:
Alex Jack Cup: Leith (h) 1-0, Musselburgh (h) 5-1
Qualifying Cup: Heriot Watt (h) 1-0, Coldstream (h) 8-1, Haddington Ath (a) 3-1,
South Region Challenge Cup: Stirling Uni (h) 1-2
|April 23, 2019||7:00 pm||EOS Conference B||2018/19|