East of Scotland Premier League

Bo’ness United 1 Hill of Beath Hawthorn 0


A nice day for football and the BU are at home against Hill of Beath Hawthorn

With the sun shining and an autumn chill depending where you were standing watched as the game went from end to end but nothing of great value coming from either side so far.
The first scare came when Stuart Hunter who is a unit in defence cleared an opportunity for the visitors.  Both sides continued to eye each other up as the tried to look for an opening and I could see why Hill of Beath have been doing well.
Bo’ness almost took the lead when Fraser Keast lobbed the outcoming keeper but as Hunter saved the BU a defender made short work of the goal-bound lob and everyone had to calm down with home support think they were going to score.
United were starting to have more of the ball and trying hard to make a breakthrough and as the BU almost scored so did the Haws but both fell off target.

HT: Bo’ness United 0 Hill of Beath 0

The second half got underway and it didn’t take long for the first handbag clash when a visiting player looked to have conned a free kick in a dangerous spot just outside the box.  Andy Murphy in the BU goal done well to save from the free-kick.
Not long after this Tom Grant took a corner when it is usually Morgan that takes the dead ball kicks. As we all looked on Brian Ritchie was on hand to net what was a well-deserved goal.

Latest: Bo’ness 1 Hill of Beath 0

The Fifers looked to be hurting from the goal and the BU went close again from Morgan and Grant who teamed up well to carve open the away defence.

Fraser Keast was to make a breakout down the wing but was clearly took straight out the game in the to stop him going in on goal and the referee had no option except produce a red card to Harrower.  As we have often seen a ten-man team actually playing better
But it was Bo’ness that were looking better when Ritchie was fouled in the box and up came the ref again with a second red and the chance of a comeback was fanned out.  Ritchie then came up to take the spot-kick and send the BU two goals clear. But the keeper did well to save it.
United kept the pressure on going and harassing the visitor’s defence with them having 2 players missing.  The clock was too rundown and Bo’ness escaped with a great three points.

FT: Bo’ness 1 Hill of Beath 0

BU Team :
Andy Murphy, Devon Jacobs, Ross Campbell & Stuart Hunter. Will Snowdon, (Iain Syme), Michael Gemmell & Ian Nimmo, Tom Grant, Brian Morgan, Fraser Keast & Brian Ritchie (Chris Donnelly).
SUBS : Ryan Adamson, Craig Comrie, Ryan Stevenson, Craig Henderson & Mark McKenzie

Snowdon off Syme on
Ritchie off Donnelly on


Date Time League Season
October 26, 2019 2:30 pm East of Scotland Premier League 2019/20



Bo’ness United

Andrew Murphy Goalkeeper
Devon Jacobs Defender
Stuart Hunter Defender
Will Snowdon Defender
Fraser Keast Midfielder
Michael Gemmell Midfielder
Brian Morgan Midfielder
Ross Campbell Defender
Ian Nimmo Midfielder
Tom Grant Midfielder
Brian Ritchie Forward
Chris Donnelly Midfielder
Iain Syme Defender
Craig Henderson Forward
Ryan Stevenson Midfielder
Craig Comrie Midfielder
Mark McKenzie Forward
Ryan Adamson Goalkeeper
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