East of Scotland Conference “B” League
Bo’ness United v Dundonald Bluebell
Bo’ness arrive back home and hopefully sorted out the mess in front of goal last week at Saughton.
Bo’ness look to have more choices after the horrendous injury list before the New Year
Dundonald Bluebell came to Newtown and have also had a rough time with injuries but for both teams it was about getting the right set up and Calum Smith making a return to Newtown and the Fife banner. Devon Jacobs could meet up with former Scotland Under 21 Internationalist Archie Campbell but due to a lack of forwards the injury list kept him at Kelty Hearts and should have come about the same time as Devon.
It took almost thirty minutes before the match came to life when a second yellow reduced the visitors to ten men.
Within five minutes of the sending off United took the lead when Allan MacKenzie found the top corner of the net leaving the keeper like a spectator and woke up the home support, which looked good considering the William Hill Scottish Cup match Auchinleck Talbot v Ayr United was on live BBC.
Bo’ness were now getting confidence from the goal and the Bluebell had to re-jig the back four. It almost became two but Craig Comrie could only find the keeper
HT Bo’ness 1 Dundonald 0
The BU set the pace at the start of the second half and laid the seige on the visitors goal but some hefty challenges were going in and the BU could end up with one or two feeling sore after the match.
The best change so far came from a Stuart Hunter header but the keeper was on the correct spot to claim it.
Marty Wright had the next chance of goal but the keeper couldn’t hold on to the shot but luckily it went out for a corner with BU players chasing it to no avale,
But soon after the second goal came for the home side when a Chris Donnelly cross found Wright who had the easiest goal so far and made the two goal lead a safety net but we all know it is Bo’ness we are talking about!
United were still on the front foot and other half chances were created with the best falling to Donnelly and it took to the final ten minutes for number three when Wright knocked in his second
Running out of time and engine fuel Dundonald eventually hit the net with a consolation from former BU and Linlithgow forward Calum Smith
The exhausted BU squad were just pleased to hear the whistle and three points against a top team who came up from the junior ranks with us last season.
Allan Prentice replaced Craig Comrie
Tiwo Damarola replaced Allan MacKenzie
Bo’ness United 3 Dundonald Bluebell 1
Next week on the road again away to a tricky Tranent whom along with the BU were disqualified after registration irregularity
|January 19, 2019||2:00 pm||EOS Conference B||2018/19|