CROSSGATES PRIMROSE 1 BO’NESS UNITED 2
The first of the two day trip to Crossgates but firstly today is the more important league duty before another cup challenge next week.
Last week saw the Crossgates defence basically camped in there own half and more so the box as the BU couldn’t break in for the opening goal but today they made the breakthrough after ten minutes as Will Snowdon latched on to the set piece and rifled it on goal but the appeals from the home side proved unstuck as the ref assistant confirmed the ball had gone in giving the visitors first advantage.
The next talking point was midway through the first half when the referee awarded a penalty to the BU and could open space up to a two goal lead. Fraser Keast stepped up from normal spot kick taker Snowdon and bizarrely his attempt to place it in the bottom corner went wide and would it be a costly mistake? Never noticed what exactly happened with Keast but was replaced by John MacDonald which must have been an injury. With the Primrose forwards still playing the attacking game were swiftly cleared up by the United rear guard as it looked like the Bo’ness front end had tried to adapted to missing Keast and trying a different set up heading in at the break.
The second half got underway in autumn sunshine and it may have looked as if the one goal could be enough but we have seen the Newtown side blow that lead on so many occasions but from nothing Brian Morgan split the defence before sliding the ball home for a two nil lead and some breathing space and would have seen the points secured had the penalty gone in.
The thing to really be noticed was when referee awarded the Fifers a penalty and although being saved by Andy Murphy the home forwards were first to the ball and back to the one goal lead for the BU.
Once the BU settled from the kick off it was soon being noticed that they were now starting to turn the screw taking the bulk of the game to the home defence and they were getting rather deeper and deeper in defending as the third goal just wouldn’t come and the support went home rather happy with the three points from the apply named Humbug Park and Bo’ness will be hoping to make it three wins next week’
John McDonald for Fraser Keast
Josh Watt for Prentice
David Gray for Devon Jacobs
Kick Off 2.30pm
|August 25, 2018||2:30 pm||EOS Conference B||2018/19|