King Cup Quarter Final

Bonnyrigg Rose 5 Bo’ness United 1

From the kick off United were on the back foot and a last man clearance from Stuart Hunter had the sign already that Bonnyrigg were out to get a payback for the defeat at Carmuirs in the gloom a couple of weeks ago.

From a free kick to the Rose Hunter had to clear it again and pressure on the BU goal.

Bo’ness were fortunate not to be down as Bonnyrigg were starting to control the midfield as the BU were missing former Rose player Michael Gemmell.

First real chance to the visitors after half an hour but Brian Morgan managed to screw it wide.

As the home side came back at the BU the defence were to be breached from a corner Currie sent in the cross and headed down by Moyes and Lough had the time to knock home giving the Rose a deserved lead.

It only too another 10 minutes to double the lead when a Moyes header deceived Andy Murphy in the BU goal and the start of a mountain to climb. Bonnyrigg 2 Bo’ness 0

Bo’ness tried as hard as they could to get back in the frame but strange decisions by the referee denied the BU and the visiting fans were letting the officials know what they thought.

Alan MacKenzie found the home net after a free kick was crossed back in and MacKenzie was in the right place just before half time to get his side back in the game

Half time: Bonnyrigg Rose 2 Bo’ness United 1

The Rose were back on the hunt again and from a corner Horne was on hand to beat BU tall defence and were now two behind and the 17 match winning streak was now under threat.

The visiting fans once again were letting the officials know they were not happy with some decisions that were being made. but midway through the second period the match was over as the home side nade it 4 and Swanson with a superb strike from outside the box. Bonnyrigg 4 Bo’ness 1

United soon had a couple of chances but nothing really came from the posession they had and the heads were now hanging after a hard season. The Rose wrapped it up when Lough finished off the season for the BU as the ball wasn’t cleared and shortly afterwards the whistle went And all the best to Bonnyrigg against Linlithgow next week in the semi final.

FT Bonnyrigg Rose 5 Bo’ness United 1

SUB Marty Wright on Brian Morgan off

How many of the BU faithful would have believed the outcome of the season and the addition of Max Christie mid season the top 5 finish to get in to the new Premier League next season. But two finals winning one and disqualified from the other so we could say it turned out to be a great season.

Newtown has now been ripped up as the new look park should be nearly finished come the start of the new 2019/20;

So logging off for this season on reports but we will still be around and any activity during the close season we will try to bring you up to speed for 2019/20.

Have a great Fair and holidays and hope to catch you all again come the new season.

All the Best from the Website


Date Time League Season
May 18, 2019 2:30 pm King Cup 2018/19



Bo’ness United

Andrew Murphy Goalkeeper
Iain Syme Defender
Devon Jacobs Defender
Ross Campbell Defender
Stuart Hunter Defender
Will Snowdon Defender
Ryan Stevenson Midfielder
Craig Comrie Midfielder
Brian Morgan Midfielder
Chris Donnelly Midfielder
Allan MacKenzie Forward
Fraser Keast Midfielder
Marty Wright Forward
Alex Marshall Goalkeeper
John MacDonald Defender
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