McBookie East Region Super League


Bo’ness United bounced back from their narrow defeat on Saturday to demolish Camelon despite playing with ten men for well over an hour.

The visitors had the better of the opening stages with Marty Wright forcing an early save from David Kane and Fraser Keast shooting inches wide from an acute angle.  The visitors were stunned on seventeen minutes when they fell behind to a Alan Docherty shot from a Craig Donaldson cross.  Things could have gotten worse moments later but Andy Murphy was out quickly to clear just ahead of the onrushing Ryan Kane.  Bo’ness then found themselves down to ten men on twenty four minutes with Ross Campbell receiving a straight red card from referee Alastair Grieve following a challenge on Kane.   Despite this setback Bo’ness knuckled down and got back on level terms just after the half hour mark through a Wright strike following good play by Keast.  Wright almost got another just before the break but Kane did well.


Bo’ness got off to a flyer after the interval quickly going ahead after Roddy MacLennan picked up a loose ball, drove forward and fired a short from thirty yards into the top corner.  MacLennan could have added to his tally shortly after but his lob from a Wright flick on went inches wide with the keeper stranded.  The third goal came on fifty minutes with Wright netting again with a neat finish after good build up play by Roddy MacLennan and Keast.  United were then dealt another injury blow with MacLennan going off with a hamstring injury to be replaced by Colin Strickland and the substitute almost scored with his first touch but the ball was cleared off the line by Donaldson. On the hour dominant Bo’ness again went close through Wright before Camelon managed a couple of weak efforts that didn’t trouble Murphy.   The points were sealed on sixty four minutes with Wright getting his hat trick against his former club with a good finish from an acute angle after collecting a pass from Ross Philp.  The visitors looked like they could add to their tally with every attack and Keast had a header saved before Will Snowdon headed over.  The fifth goal came late on when Strickland was fouled in the box and he stepped up to score from the spot to complete the rout.


Date Time League Season
May 3, 2017 7:00 pm East Region Super League 2016/17




Andrew Murphy Goalkeeper
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KO 53 81 85 FT