LTHV had done the homework to block out the BU with a well set up side and the frustrated visitors knew they were in a match as the back line were comfortable at the cat and mouse tactics.
.Both sides had what would be classed as half chances but nothing to hit either side. Although this was a match full of tactics both sides were keen for a breakthrough although nothing was coming the defences were making it a stuffy performance from each side as it headed to half time both set themselves for a second period in which a change in tactics would open the game up
HT: Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale 0 Bo’ness United 0
As started the BU faithful were quick to notice that Micheal Gemmell was missing and was replaced by Craig Comrie. They were quickly reassured that it was not an injury but a work call and he had to leave the field.
The match was going well for the home side until a goalkeeping and defender blunder let Chris Donnelly in for a tap in and this now would help the BU as LTHV plans would change and now the attack to try and get back in the match.
Moments later Donnelly again causing havoc on the home defence melted the cross bar and the BU were well on the front foot. Fraser Keast replaced Marty Wright in a like for like move.
It didn’t take long for Keast to be involved when he was floored entering inside the 18 yard box and up stepped Brian Morgan with the chance to double the lead by the keeper had selected the right side and saved the spot kick.
It was all one way traffic now as the BU went to try and get this match over the line and two quick chances fell to Keast he couldn’t find the net. He was soon in the action again and a penalty claim but the referee wasn’t impressed and awarded the corner.
Into the final minutes and this time he didn’t on target for a 2-0 lead and this was the end as the final minutes were played out.
FT: LTHV 0 Bo’ness 2
BO’NESS: Andy Murphy, Devon Jacobs, Gordon Hunter, Ross Campbell & Will Snowdon. Ryan.Stevenson, Brian Morgan & Michael Gemmell. Nicky Prentice, Chris Donnelly & Marty Wright
Craig Comrie on for Gemmell
Fraser Keast on for Marty Wright
|March 30, 2019||2:30 pm||EOS Conference B||2018/19|