McBookie East Region Super League

Bo’ness United completed their league campaign with a solid performance after fielding a much changed team at a sodden Laing Park.

Bo’ness were immediately on the front foot and went ahead after just two minutes when Roddy MacLennan skipped by three challenges before placing the ball in the corner of the net from the edge of the box.  Before the hosts could settle United doubled their advantage with another cracking goal.  Roddy MacLennan had another good run and rolled the ball to Calum Smith who curled a right footed shot into the top corner from twenty yards.  The open start continued and Carnoustie almost got one back through a Gordon Macdonald effort but he shot wide from a good position.   Bo’ness nearly got a third when Roddy Black knocked a Jack Simpson cross onto his own post and Sam Collumbine then had a shot well saved by Jamie Robbie. United were knocked out of their comfort zone as the hosts got a goal back just after the half hour through a Sam Simpson drive from distance.  With torrential rain falling United were dealt a blow as Roddy MacLennan limped off and just before the break the hosts almost tied it up but Andy Murphy made an excellent save from Macdonald.

The second half started with rain still falling heavily and despite the pitch being forked during the break, the ball wasn’t travelling particularly well on certain areas of the park with the risk of an abandonment a concern.  Carnoustie had the first opportunity but Murphy again saved well from Macdonald and on fifty minutes referee Scott Leslie turned down a penalty appeal when Scott Gray tried to go around Murphy.

Conor Scullion shot over from a decent positon for United ahead of Macdonald having an effort disallowed for an infringement in the box as the hosts pushed for an equaliser.  United however got that all important third goal on sixty three minutes with Smith getting his second of the game after chipping the keeper from thirty yards after Marty Wright had played him in.  That goal deflated the hosts and Scullion almost added a fourth but his chip went just wide prior to Ross Campbell heading a corner just past the post.  In the latter stages United could have scored more but they comfortably saw out the game to chalk up their fifth win on the bounce.

Bo’ness United

1Andrew Murphy
2Will Snowdon
3Sam Collumbine
4Ross Campbell 14
5Stuart Hunter 12
6Ross Tierney
7Conor Scullion **
8Ross Philp
9Calum Smith **
10Jack Simpson
11Roddy MacLennan 16
12Michael Gemmell 5
14Ruari MacLennan 4
15Colin Strickland
16Marty Wright 11
SKScott Ritchie


May 20, 20172:30 pmEast Region Super League2016/17