Before the kick-off, a moment was taken to observe a minute silence for the late Fernando Ricksen. Scottish Football, Holland and other nations were rocked by his death to MND. This is a disease which is crippling as it gradually stops your body functioning as it takes hold.

Bo’ness came to Newtongrange for the second time this season winning 5-1 but that is history this is now and take it as another 90 minutes and win after losing out last week.

After 15 minutes came to the opening goal. And it was Newtongrange who scored and it was bizarre as a shot on goal which the BU keeper Andy Murphy could do nothing about.

Newtongrange 1 Bo’ness 0

It didn’t take long though until it was level. Brian Morgan went down in the box and the ref had no choice but to point to the spot. Up stepped Morgan and it was level.

Newtongrange 1 Bo’ness 1

Morgan was looking for his second as he had the goal on his radar but was unfortunate to find the assistant with his flag raised.

Bo’ness were having the lions share of this half with the keeper and the defence doing their job standing up to the BU attack.

A great chance for the BU when a cross ball missed everyone but Morgan was alert as he won it out on the wing and what looked like a cross hit the crossbar with the keeper just watching it.

The Star had a spell in the final 10 minutes of the half and on an added minute and a foul in the box. And the resulting penalty saw the home side take a half time lead.

HT: Newtongrange 2 Bo’ness 1

United came out in the second period and played the ball well but nothing resulting from it. Then just over ten minutes, Tom Grant crossed and who was on the end of it none other than Morgan to make it all level again.

Newtongrange 2 Bo’ness 2

The BU’s were once again controlling the match but nothing towards the goals.

The Star was now having their second wind as they went in search of a third but Murphy in the visiting goal done well to head off any danger. This continued to be the play for some time but Andy and the BU defence stood up to any effort.

Bo’ness were now handling the ball well but were struggling to get a clear chance on goal.

Then as the fans were looking set for a draw the BU was getting close to goal and a beautiful cross found none other than Brian Morgan to score and take a bow as he scored a hat trick’

Newtongrange 2 Bo’ness 3

Five minutes to go and as quick as the Star went after an equalizer the BU were soon back in control,

into added time and holding up play the BU a deflection on a shot that went wide had the visitors and support howling for a handball

The match was now well into added time Bo’ness kept the ball in the home half and finally, the ref had had enough and blew for full time.

FT Newtongrange 2 Bo’ness 3


Date Time League Season
September 21, 2019 2:30 pm East of Scotland Premier League 2019/20

Bo’ness United

Andrew Murphy Goalkeeper
Iain Syme Defender
Stuart Hunter Defender
Ross Campbell Defender
Devon Jacobs Defender
Craig Comrie Midfielder
Tom Grant Midfielder
Ryan Stevenson Midfielder
Craig Henderson Forward
Brian Morgan Midfielder
Chris Donnelly Midfielder
Michael Gemmell Midfielder
Terry Hewitt Defender
Fraser Keast Midfielder
Mark McKenzie Forward
Mark Mooney Midfielder
Will Snowdon Defender
Marc Kelly Forward
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