Bo’ness head up to Brechin Victoria this week in the second round of the Scottish Junior Cup
Not much is know about Victoria other than they play in the East Region North Division two leagues below the Super League. Although they are struggling having played 11 games winning 3 scoring 18 and conceding 39. In the Scottish Junior Cup 1st round they lost 4-1 to Super League side Sauchie. This season they have still to Penicuik Athletic at home in the East of Scotland Cup.
Over the last month they lost to 5-2 to Dundee North End, lost 6-1 at East Craigie, lost 7-3 at home to Lochee Harp and you have to go back to August when they won 2-1 against Arbroath Vics.
But this is the Scottish Cup and the BU don’t have to look that far back and in the same position last year against Blantyre Victoria, playing two leagues below in the west took Bo’ness to a replay at Newtown and over 180 no one scored and it was decided on penalties in the dark which Blantyre won. This match cam after the original tie was played at Hamilton Accies stadium. But the talking point was the extra time being started by the ref when in should have gone straight to penalties and it was played until the first half ended before going to penalties.
Hopefully this time the BU will have success at the first attempt and head into the 3rd round.