A VIEW FROM THE TERRACE
BU shine in the pouring rain at Carnoustie on last league game of the season.
BU starting 11
Murphy, Philp, Snowdon, Hunter & Campbell. Tierney, Collumbine & Simpson. Scullion, Roddy MacLennan & Smith.
On a very dark wet terrible afternoon at Carnoustie the BU got off to a very bright start with two goals in the first ten minutes. The first coming from Roddy Maclennan closely followed by a great finish from Callum Smith. There was no let up either from the BU as Ross Philp got through on goal to create a shot that was shaved for a corner.
Bo’ness made an early substitution with Roddy MacLennan making way for Marty Wright in which looked an injury sub more than a tactical switch.
This was followed by another corner but was cleared and played back into the box from the far side. Will Snowdon stretched and slid to get a shot away only to see it saved by the home keeper.
BU continued the attacking and soon another chance that seemed to beat the keeper but was cleared yards from the line.
Then a breakaway from Carnoustie saw them back in the game with a decent chance well taken to pull a goal back. Not a lot more action but BU still looked to be the better side and at half time with player officials management & everyone else soaked to the skin the half ended Carnoustie 1 – 2 BU
Into the second half and as the rain continued to lash down BU started again the better side. A second sub for the BU saw Stuart Hunter replaced by Michael Gemmell.
As the half developed there was little action to report until an absolutely superb moment from Callum Smith with a brilliant chip over the keeper from well outside the area approximate 35 yards found the net. The final sub for Bo’ness saw Ross Campbell replaced by Ruari Maclennan and the only other action to report was the BU coming close again with Philp getting a shot in on goal. The rain continued to come down and it was evident the pitch was starting to suffer when the ball was stopping dead as it hit the ground and with everyone well and truly soaked the ref called time and a good confidence boost ahead of the quarter final in the Fife & Lothians cup against local rivals Linlithgow for the BU on Monday night. Full time Carnoustie 1 – 3 BU.