.Match Highlights from Bonnyrigg Rose, Thank you

Bonnyrigg Rose 1 Bo’ness United 3

UNITED travelled in to Bonnyrigg on the back of two extra time cup ties this week before taking the road east.  Tynecastle & Newtongrange.

But the question is, has this taking to much stamina out the team to challenge the already league winners and unbeaten in the league winning 22 and drawing one.

Also looking at the situation, Bo’ness are unbeaten under Max Christie a name familiar to Bonnyrigg.

On this nice afternoon and sun bleached day but that nip in the air depending where you stood.  With kick off approaching it was nice to see a large turnout coming through the gates.

Both teams had early half chances but not anything to bother both keepers.  Entertaining material as both teams were playing football on the ground.

The first talking point was Devon Jacobs  in a late tackle which brought the ref to bring a yellow card out.

Bo’ness were starting to take control in midfield which resulting good chances being created but the defence were doing their job to keep the BU at bay.  A free kick from Ryan Stevenson came to nothing as the defence stood up to it.

Midway through the first half the Bonnyrigg goal was breached and Brian Morgan was on target to make it 1-0.

Bonnyrigg stepped up a gear and started to take control with Andy Murphy standing to what they threw at him.  But, it was all to change when the BU broke and a Stuart Hunter was on the end of a great cross to make it 2-0 to Bo’ness.

The home side were flapping as this was unknown territory in the league this season and the visitors were playing the better of play with the tails up. But Bonnyrigg were starting to get through the BU midfield to create half chances with Murphy in the BU’s goal only having one attempt to save.

Both sides were still trying to breakdown each defence the half came so quickly to a close.

HT: Bonnyrigg Rose 0 Bo’ness United 2

The BU’s started the second half on the charge but for the speed of Fraser Keast who is coming back from a long injury was brought down in the box and the referee had no choice but to point to the spot.  Up steps Chris Donnelly who has been having a great season in his testimonial year was brought down to earth as the keeper save his kick.

Trouble was to get worse as the defender who was cautioned earlier picked up his second and his side reduced to ten men.

AS wave after wave of BU pressure Ryan Stevenson was unlucky not to have scored number three as he was flagged for offside.

Into the final quarter and Bonnyrigg threw everything at the BU but Murphy really had nothing to do until picking the ball out the net as a won header landed behind him and it was now game on. Bonnyrigg 1 Bo’ness 2.

As we entered the final minutes and late sub Marty Wright just on was soon tucking the ball in the home net and putting the game beyond doubt and a great win for the Mariners Park men as Newtown is out of bounds as it gets transformed.

The possibility of another two matches could be on though as cup draws could see us meet again.

FT: Bonnyrigg 1 Bo’ness 3

Chris Donnelly off Nicky Prentice on
Fraser Keast off Marty Wright on


Date Time League Season
April 13, 2019 2:30 pm EOS Conference B 2018/19



Bo’ness United

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