Bo’ness were playing the second last home match for 2018 after the away fixture was reversed due to the Autumn Test Series at International Rugby and the home venue (Meggetsland) must have been getting used by Murrayfield.

United were soon under the cosh when Tynecastle took the lead through Cameron Liddle who claimed it but might have took a deflection and an own goal.

Shortly after the goal the BU tried to compose themselves as they regrouped and started to take control of the midfield but  the lack of a front man which could be a decisive factor later in the season could have had a bearing on the league positions,

The next half descent change could have made better use of a free kick but it was somehow directed to goal and callously moans from the home support after Tynie were disappointed they didn’t take chances like Haddington last week who shipped nine by them at Meggetsland last week.

Next up came the visitors again and a miscommunication between Devon Jacobs and Alex Marshall could have easily been a second for Edinburgh side but only playing in front of less than one hundred last week to a much larger crowd today, but the BU are never positive about attendances.

Half Time: Bo’ness United 0 Tynecastle 1

All the talk during half time on the terrace was what BU side would turn up for the second period as the Jekyll & Hyde side. But Stevie Kerrigan had the half time break to wake his troops up as some of them must have been thinking how easy it was for Haddington last week.

So out they came with a different step in them boots and an attack straight away and Chris Donnelly making his 300th appearance seen a shot go just wide. Soon after the equaliser came from a corner when Michael McMullan got on the end of it and a breath of fresh air around the park.

This put the spring in to the team and it didn’t take long for a second and this time Brian Morgan was the man to hit the target and this sent the BU in front and the visitors collapsed for a while after this.

Marty Wright was up next and converted from a corner kick into the bottom corner of the net.

Wright was on the ball again for number four and an unselfish pass from Allan MacKenzie when the keeper thought he was going to shoot himself as he had a great chance.

Tynecastle were on the ropes but showed little in the BU half, but BU sub  Ross Campbell who had just appeared moments before hand ended up helping himself to number 5.

The Meggetsland outfit who were being sucked further and further back as they had all but giving up and in to added time young Ian Moffat felt like he had the largest smile on the park as the netted his first goal in senior football.

Full time Bo’ness United 5  Tynecastle FC 2

Syme off Campbell on
Donnelly off Sweeney on
Wright off Trialist on


Date Time League Season
November 17, 2018 2:00 pm EOS Conference B 2018/19



Bo’ness United

Alex Marshall Goalkeeper
Devon Jacobs Defender
Iain Syme Defender
Michael McMullin Defender
Will Snowdon Defender
Brian Morgan Midfielder
Michael Gemmell Midfielder
Allan MacKenzie Forward
Chris Donnelly Midfielder
Nicky Prentice Defender
Marty Wright Forward
Ross Campbell Defender
Andrew Murphy Goalkeeper
Andy Shirra* Midfielder
Kieran Sweeney* Forward
Alan Comrie ** Midfielder
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