BO’NESS earn the chance to play Bonnyrigg in two semi finals as they have to win aginst Jeanfield while the Newtown team are in both semi finals. The BU will be back in action next Monday against the Conference “B” winners and we all know who were runners up.
So the Max Christie juggernaut continues to draw scouts from around as his 15 from 15 is some achievement.
Michael Gemmell opened the scoring against Tranent who controlled the opening minutes. Craig Comrie crossed the ball and Gemmell scores
Tranent 0 Bo’ness 1
Tranent still continued to put the pressure on and it paid off with an equaliser. It looked like a keeper error and will have to wait and see if it was an own goal or a home player.
Tranent 1 Bo’ness 1
The next spell was still playing at a rate of knots from end to end until a break through for Tranent and a well taken opportunity to put the ball beyond Andy Murphy.
Tranent 2 Bo’ness 1
Tranent were well on top of the BU set up ands so it continued until just before the break did the BU show any signs of getting back into the home box and overall the first half you could say Bo’ness were slightly lucky to be only one down.
HT: Tranent 2 Bo’ness 1
The BU’s started as they left off on the front foot and within minutes Fraser Keast must have thought his Christmas’s had all come at once as a cross that looked to near the keeper and the ball ended up in the back off the net which was a massive keeping error.
Tranent 2 Bo’ness 2
Again the home side were testing the BU defence and the keeper at times then with the run play Tranent were awarded a penalty after a late tackle and the penalty was put away with confidence.
Tranent 3 Bo’ness 2
Max Christie in trying to get back in the game had given awa the needless penalty it was back to the drawing board for former Tranent Manager.
Bo;ness soon earned a corner and set man Brian Morgan cross and as it looked to get cleared there was Gemmell on target again with a cracking shot.
Tranent 3 Bo’ness 3
Free flowing end to end was a great spectacle from both set of fans. But the visiting fans were in good voice when the BU went in front again. Again it was a defensive ball but the bad attempted clearance was picked off by Craig Comrie and he made no mistake sending the ball into the home net.
Tranent 3 Bo’ness 4
The Tranent guys looked up to get back into the match but as they had to defend a BU free kick from Morgan found Ross Campbell who made it 5 and now looked as if the wind had been knocked out the home sails.
Tranent 3 Bo’ness 5
United started to play a defence game not to the liking of the travelling fans who have seen these scenario’s back fire and mostly against Hurlford in the Junior Cup semi final. But as time ticked down the BU defence who have been a rock all season stood firm. Then a break could have been 6 as the BU started to find the match getting closer to the end as they were happy to keep the ball up field.
The travelling fans were rejoicing as the full time whistle went and now awaits Bonnyrigg Rose next Monday at Camelon who will be enjoying the good revenue the BU have been putting into Carmuirs bank.
TRANENT 3 BO’NESS 5
MacDonald on Gemmell off
Prentice on McKenzie off
League Cup Quarter Final
Kick Off 6.45pm
Max Christie heads back to Forester Park to take on his former side who sank the on that league visit 5-0. Unfortunately for Bo’ness it was Christie who was sitting in the Tranent dugout that day. But since then he left and joined Bo’ness the same night. In doing so has won 14 from 14. 10 league wins and 4 cup ties.
Tranent continued to impress after Christie left and they went on to take third spot from Dundonald with just one point between them and one league match left. So this will be the highly entertaining game that should will see Tranent bringing out more support plus the neutrals to drop in.
Qualifying League: Hawick (h) 6-1, Arniston (a) 14-1, Blackburn (a) 5-1, Eyemouth (h) 15-2, Bo’ness (h) 2-1, Spartans (a) 2-3
Alex Jack Cup:: .Craigroyston (h) 3-1 aet, Easthouses (h) 4-1, Bo’ness (h) 2-3
Football Nations Qualifying Cup:: .Gala Fairydean (a) 4-2,
South Region Challenge Cup: Haddington (h) 4-2, Linlithgow (h) 2-0
League Cup: St Andrews (h) 8-0, Bo’ness United (h)
King Cup: Hill of Beath (h) 1-0
|April 30, 2019||6:45 pm||League Cup||2018/19|