BO’NESS UNITED 5 PENICUIK ATHLETIC 0
BU starting 11
Gemmell Snowdon Campbell & Donnelly.
Ruari MacLennan, Philp, Keast & Sloan.
Wright & Strickland.
Subs : Smith, Tierney, Roddy MacLennan, Scullion, El-ZubaIdi & Ritchie.
On a bright day at Newtown it was the home side that started the brightest even although with the breeze we were kicking into the wind. An early chance came with good passing through the midfield however the end result was a scuffed shot.
The visitors then got forward, but Will Snowdon was there with a good tackle and clearance before the ball made it to the box.
Another good move for Bo’ness finished with Robert Sloan having a long range effort, unfortunately no trouble for the visiting keeper as the ball went up and over the bar.
The visitors broke forward and got a cross in from the left but it was a comfortable clearance for Ross Philp in the 6 yard box.
Then the home side had the ball in the net with good play over the midfield however the final pass in towards Fraser Keast was deemed to be offside. Keast struck for goal just as the whistle went and the keeper did have to pick the ball out the net to take the free kick. Yet another chance soon came for the BU. Marty Wright picked the ball up and cut inside beating his man well and his shot was wide of the keepers far post. The breakthrough came, a good ball into the box and sent into the visitors net by Keast. It could and should have been 2-0 when a throw in on the edge of the box found Keast inside the area however he scuffed the shot and it was an easy save for the visiting Penicuik keeper. Bo’ness were playing really well passing the ball about along the deck and it wasn’t long before the rewards were given with really good play and quick passing all over the midfield followed by a quick 1-2 and Wright finished well for 2-0. It was total football from Bo’ness playing brilliantly and 2-0 quickly became 3-0 with more fantastic passing, keeping the ball on the ground, finding men, nothing going astray. Pass accurately and move quickly was the way Bo’ness were doing it and Keast was on hand with the final shot to make it 3.
A brilliant first half performance was brought to an end.
Half time Bo’ness 3 Penicuik 0.
Into the second half and it started as the first ended with total football. Quick accurate passing and moving, it wasn’t long before Bo’ness had a shot this time it went wide of the keepers left hand post. Soon though yet again good passing and a brilliant through ball had the Penicuik keeper rushing off his line, Marty Wright got to the ball first and rounded the keeper then smashed the ball into the empty net for 4-0 BU.
The first threat in a while from the visitors came as they broke up the park and crossed into the area, the ball bounced around a bit but in the end was easily cleared without panic.
The quick passes were still flowing for the home side and some slick passes on the edge of the box resulted in a blocked shot which looked to be on target. A throw in on the right hand side produced the next chance as Sloan picked up the ball and chipped it forward towards the box, Wright was quick and got on the end of it but the angle was just to tight to shoot and the visiting keeper was alert to save as he tried to cut the ball back. Goal machine of late Marty Wright was soon on hand with yet another hat trick following on from midweek when he got on the end of a great through ball and yet again as the keeper advanced, calmly rounded him and put the ball into the waiting net. Wright was then taken off to a major ovation from the fans and Conor Scullion took his place. Next chance for the BU was an individual effort by substitute Scullion as he ran with the ball taking on two men and beating them, unfortunately as he was about to pull the trigger the tackle that beat him came in. Another sub followed for the BU as Keast was replaced by Calum Smith and quickly followed by the third and final sub with Ross Campbell going off for Ross Tierney.
The visitors did eventually get up the park and won a corner which was cleared for a throw in, this lead to a cross into the Bo’ness box. An easy header cleared the danger. The ball was won back again by the visitors and they earned a free kick. This came to nothing as the ball was again quickly cleared. In their best spell of the game however the visitors came again with another cross but it missed everyone in the box and the ball went out for a goal kick.
Bo’ness got control back and kept the ball well with the quick passing we have seen all game as the clock run down and into injury time. Overall a fantastic performance all round with a clean sheet as well, and a very deserved outstanding result.
Full time Bo’ness United 5 Penicuik Athletic 0.