Starting today as league leaders Bo’ness started well and it didn’t take long for the first talking point when Stuart Hunter thought he had been fouled by the home keeper and strangely it was played on.

With some meaty tackles coming from the home side and already the warning signs ringing injuries could be the result today.  Bo’ness earned a corner and it sent a defender to his knees and winded and resulted in the player receiving treatment off the park.

Dunbar was now playing with ten men and a cross in saw the keeper make his first mistake and Ross Campbell headed the BU in front with a well-deserved lead.

Dunbar 0 Bo’ness 1

Dunbar started to play a bit or as a BU man would see the visitors taking the foot off the gas and allowing the home side so much possession

The BU started to get back into the match and a couple of good chances go a miss and hopefully, this won’t be the first time Bo’ness have blown a lead when playing well.

It was now turning in to the Andy Murphy spectator show as the visitors were laying siege on the Dunbar goal

Murphy was soon put to work with a home attack but he was up to the task.

With the BU looking to wrap up the first half with another goal it almost came as an unfortunate clearance managed to strike the home crossbar.

HT Dunbar 0 Bo’ness 1

Mark Mooney was introduced for the second period and almost scored with the keeper making a good save from the forward.

Dunbar earned a free-kick and from well outside the box went direct and Murphy done well to save it.

With the BU back up the home end, loud appeals went around the park claiming for a penalty and the referee agreed and pointed to the spot.  Strangely with the personnel on the park the ball was handed to Ryan Stevenson who calmly scored and giving some breathing space.

Dunbar 0 Boness 2

As Dunbar tried eagerly to get into the match with time running down Bo’ness were looking somewhat fragile at the back which has haunted them so far this season. All fears were realised when from a corner Dunbar were now back in the match as they managed to bridge the BU defence.

Dunbar 1 Bo’ness 2

As the clock was winding down Chris Donnelly saw a great save from the keeper who had an excellent match and will lookback and ask himself if he could have done better for the first goal.

FT: Dunbar United 1 Bo’ness United 2

A great three points and that keeps the BU still top.  Teams will now be looking to step up a gear against the Newtown Park side and the defence will have to try and get tighter and with a trip to Inverkeithing next week in the Football Nations Cup then four home league matches on the new surface promising things were looking good for Max Christies side.



Date Time League Season
October 5, 2019 2:30 pm East of Scotland Premier League 2019/20

Bo’ness United

Andrew Murphy Goalkeeper
Will Snowdon Defender
Ross Campbell Defender
Stuart Hunter Defender
Craig Comrie Midfielder
Fraser Keast Midfielder
Chris Donnelly Midfielder
Ian Nimmo Midfielder
Tom Grant Midfielder
Ryan Stevenson Midfielder
Craig Henderson Forward
Devon Jacobs Defender
Mark Mooney Midfielder
Mark McKenzie Forward
Ryan Adamson Goalkeeper
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