First-midweek match of the season and it won’t be long until they can switch the power on at Newtown.  Both sides settled down trying to find a way to break the defences down and the first real chance fell to the BU and a glance from the keeper turned it round the post for a corner.  The corner materialized to nothing as the ball was sent across the goal but no one was on hand to finish it off.

Not long afterword Dundonald gained a free-kick within touching distance and former BU centre had a clear header that beat Andy Hunter but not the crossbar. Minutes later,  they were camped outside the boxed with another free-kick and Murphy this time Murphy was on the end to save.

It was time the BU started to gel and some promises up field but the man to man play was resulting in nothing more than getting a near attempt on goal during the play. The Fifers then had the same lackluster finishes on the visitor’s goal.

Nearing half time the BU keeper must have had a rush of blood as he came off his line for a long ball which he missed judged it had to scamper bad to make the save.

Entering near the added time along the way David Gray crossed in and Stuart Hunter rose above the home defence and headed in and took the lead into half time.

From the kick-off  the BU lost the ball the defence looked to be switched off while some visiting fans were still at the pie and bovril stand.  Murphy had to come out and left the open goal then it was all square and the BU’s were all standing wondering what had just happened

HT: Dundonald 1 Bo’ness 1

Allan MacKenzie pulled up it wasn’t good news to start of the season and was replaced by  Fraser Keast.  We will have to wait until the team is back together to find out if it will be a lengthy lay off.

Dundonald looked to have taken a fast control after the goal with some majestic play that tied the Bu’s in knots but couldn’t get that second goal. The home since was still hunting as the visitors looked like they were strung together against the Bell

It was now starting to go a level foot with the BU surviving a real test. But, the BU;s defence were caught on the back foot with no chance of catching the Dundonald forwards  and  you won’t get an easier goal. Dundonald 2 Bo’ness 1

Bo’ness were starting to play together and hopefully get something fruitful. Dundonald was now defending deeper with the BU pressing at every opportunity  and deep into injury time Morgan had a free-kick and the referee was patient enough to allow the kick to be taken, ii was cleared only as far as Fraser Keast who unleashed a shot into the back of the net with ruptures of cheering which could easily have been boo’s hurled by the travelling support.

FT Dundonald 2 Bo’ness 2




Date Time League Season
July 30, 2019 7:30 pm East of Scotland Premier League 2019/20



Bo’ness United

Andrew Murphy Goalkeeper
Devon Jacobs Defender
Terry Hewitt Defender
Ross Campbell Defender
Stuart Hunter Defender
Tom Grant Midfielder
Michael Gemmell Midfielder
Ryan Stevenson Midfielder
Mark McKenzie Forward
Brian Morgan Midfielder
Ian Nimmo Midfielder
Will Snowdon Defender
Fraser Keast Midfielder
Trialist **
Mark Mooney Midfielder
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