TODAY was like a new start as our remaining home fixtures will be played at Camelon while Newtown under goes the start of the restructure with the artificial turf being laid for next season.
Thankfully our league status has been secured for the new Premier League next season but our main aim will to be runner up to Bonnyrigg who have secured the title.
League Cup prelim this afternoon with the winners travelling to Newtongrange on Tuesday evening in the first round
Both teams started edgy with Tynecastle testing the BU defence early on which has been hard to breakdown by every team since Max Christie took the reigns.. It soon become a midfield stuffy time for both sides with the occasional shot which was easily taken.
HT: Bo’ness 0 Tynecastle 0.
With not much to report on so far but the game opened up after an hour when Tynecastle took the lead sending Christie to change the format and on entered the first of the changes. Fraser Keast and Craig Comrie replaced by Allan McKenzie and Nicky Prentice.
Christie started to turn the screw and it didn’t take long for to wait on the equaliser and it came midway through the half when Chris Donnelly played in sub McKenzie and he rifled the ball in to the Tynecastle net.
This fired both sides up but nothing was ending up getting by each defence. But what we didn’t expect something i couldn’t write on it as I didn’t see it but Michael Gemmell was flat out on the turf. What the ref seen was enough to show a straight red for the Tynecastle player.
Gemmell was all the talk to follow as a challenge in the box had the opposition screaming for a penalty while the BU stood quiet with hearts in the mouth but the ref never seen enough to award a penalty. From this both sides had good chances in the final minutes to seal it with Bo’ness getting the better of the visitors but this was only near misses before the ref was to send the match to extra time.
FT: Bo’ness 1 Tynecastle 1
Bo’ness looked to be the stronger team as the extra time played and looked like the extra man was counting. Jacobs had a shot at goal but looked like a deflection to put the BU 2-1 up. This seemed to show a spark of life missing for much of the match.
ET.HT: Bo’ness 2 Tynecastle 1
The final 15 minute now and the BU almost had another but was well saved. The need for an equaliser for Tynecastle to force penalties was eventually put to sleep when Nicky Prentice finished off low in to the net for 3-1. Ending any chance of this going to spot kicks. Bo’ness have a tricky trip to Newtongrange on Tuesday in the next round.
ET.FT: Bo’ness 3 Tynecastle 1
BO’NESS: Marshall, Jacobs & Syme. Hunter, Snowdon, Gemmell & Keast. Stevenson, Comrie, Morgan, Donnelly.
SUBS: Murphy, MacDonald, McKenzie Prentice
|April 6, 2019||2:30 pm||League Cup||2018/19|