King Cup 3rd round

Heriot Watt v Bo’ness United
Riccarton 3G
Herriot Watt University
EH51 4AS


Different weather from last week with snow wiping out the full program but it cleared enough for Chris Donnelly’s testimonial and a good 4-0 win against our neighbours Linlithgow Rose.

Bo’ness opened up in top gear and it only took around five minutes to open the scoring when Fraser Keast was in the mix to knock home as the home defence looked on.

From the kick off the Heriot front line went after a quick equaliser but as the ball was played out it lead again to a defence mix up Donnelly knocked the ball in for 2-0.  It was beginning to look like Scotland through the week.

Further attacks from the BU saw Donnelly, Wright and Keast all going close but the home keeper was doing his job until Ryan Stevenson planted one on  the post and keeping the BU from wrapping up the match in the first half.

Bo’ness looked to half switched off at the back as the Uni side were back in the match with a well taken move that ended up in the back of the BU net the first goal conceded for almost a month and it was one that was preventable.

So going in 2-1 up and only the one goal in it, it should have been put to bed but you have to give credit when due and the home side kept plugging away when they had the ball.

Half Time: Heriot Watt Uni 1 Bo’ness United 2

The second half didn’t start like the pace in the first half and the midfield eyeing each other up but as it went on the BU were beginning to take control as the home side were starting to feel the strain of the United side and it took almost the full second period before a relief fuse was lit when sub Brian Morgan sided footed the ball into the net for 3-1 and start thinking about the trip to Newtongrange in the next round.

With the relief now on Max Christies squad it didn’t take long to hit number four and it was Mr Donnelly again on target taking the applause on his Testimonial week which takes Christies 100% record to six matches and an impressive tally to 33 for and 3 against.

Full Time Heriot Watt Uni 1 Bo’ness United 4


BO’NESS: Murphy, Jacobs, Syme & Snowdon. Campbell, Comrie, Gemmell &  Donnelly, Stevenson Keast, Wright.
Keast off Morgan on
Wright off Prentice on

This comes after he led Tranent to a five nil battering to his new side in a league match back at the end of January and my wedding that thankfully seen the side transform from a sluggish outfit to a 4th round King Cup, also the Alex King Cup still to come.
The league was the target for our first season and a top five finish would take us to the new Premier League next season. Seven points would secure the top five finish but to finish runner up to Bonnyrigg will be the goal.
Everybody is now looking forward to the new astro surface for next season with the park now being ripped up.
But we still don’t have a location for our final home matches with Camelon being mentioned..


Date Time League Season
March 23, 2019 3:00 pm King Cup 2018/19

Bo’ness United

Andrew Murphy Goalkeeper
Will Snowdon Defender
Devon Jacobs Defender
Iain Syme ** Defender
Ross Campbell Defender
Fraser Keast Midfielder
Michael Gemmell Midfielder
Ryan Stevenson Midfielder
Craig Comrie Midfielder
Marty Wright Forward
Chris Donnelly Midfielder
Nicky Prentice ** Defender
Brian Morgan Midfielder
Allan MacKenzie ** Forward
Alex Marshall Goalkeeper
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