Bo’ness end the preseason friendlies which in total covered two games the other against Whitehll Welfare.
United were trying out the opposition who are now in the Lowland League. The BU’s were runner-up in the B Conference League to Bonnyrigg so playing against top opposition can only make Max Christie’s life somewhat better knowing if his new team is gelling well for the start of the league campaign on Saturday at Broxburn.
Bonnyrigg looked the livelier side and just as well for the BU Andy Murphy was on his toes to make sure the net remained empty. The Rose side would probably feel they should have been one or two up. The thorn was Murphy who kept this friendly in touch with his sublime saves.
HT: Bonnyrigg Rose 0 Bo’ness United 0
The second half started with Bo’ness making a few subs as Christie runs the rule over his squad. It didn’t take long before Murphy was again on form with another goal-bound save. A pretty even affair between the sides followed until a strange even in a friendly was a red card to a home player and United seemed to come more into the match after this but couldn’t decide if the Rose were taking the foot off the gas before the season starts. The match ended up 0-0 but it was an interesting match for both gaffers, and they will be better prepared come Saturday. Max Christie will know they escaped a bullet and man of the match Andy Murphy had a performance the team hope will be carried into the season
FT: Bonnyrigg Rose 0 Bo’ness United 0
Andy Murphy, Will Snowdon, Iain Syme, Terry Hewitt & Stuart Hunter. Devon Jacobs, Ian Nimmo & Michael Gemmell. Tom Grant, Fraser Keast & Chris Donnelly
Subs : Ross Campbell, Mark Mckenzie & Jay Simpson. Ian Stevenson & Trialist.
|July 23, 2019||7:15 pm||Friendly||2019/20|