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What's On This Week-
Home and Away
Sun 4th Jun / 2:00pm
at Meggetland Stadium
Bo'ness Athletic brought the curtain down on a remarkable season when they completed the double by adding the League Cup to their runaway… show more >
Bo'ness Athletic brought the curtain down on a remarkable season when they completed the double by adding the League Cup to their runaway championship success.
The Athletic had keeper Campbell to thank for a penalty save in the 38th minute which stopped Dunipace from taking the lead, and two minutes later Chris Ogilvie fired the Athletic into the lead.
Two goals in the space of three minutes just after the break from Tiwi Daramola and Dylan Paterson gave the Athletic a cushion, and Daramola made it 4-0 in the 73rd minute to put the seal on another milestone victory.
Sun 21st May / 3:00pm
at Shielfield Park
(East Kilbride win 5-4 on penalties) Despite staging a great comeback from being two goals down to take the Lowland League Cup Final to… show more >
(East Kilbride win 5-4 on penalties)
Despite staging a great comeback from being two goals down to take the Lowland League Cup Final to penalties Bo’ness United were unable to finish the job as East Kilbride edged the spot kick competition to lift the trophy, (writes John Spowart).
After a cagey first 10 minutes East Kilbride took the lead. A ball into the box deceived the BU defence, allowing Daniel McManus to angle low past keeper Musa Dibaga. In the 20th minute Bo’ness went further behind when a cross from the right was headed in by Kyle Connell.
Not the best of starts, but Bo’ness gradually worked their way back into the game with some good possession although lacking the killer touch in front of goal.
Based on the first-half performance a comeback looked unlikely, but again Bo’ness had the biggest share of the ball, this time with more of an edge, and with under 30 minutes left they pulled a goal back. Tom Grant was brought down in the box and Ryan Stevenson despatched the resulting penalty kick, giving the visiting BU fans something to shout about.
The tails were up and Bo’ness went close when a Lewis McArthur shot hit the bar. East Kilbride looked to regain their two-goal advantage and saw a shot hit the post, but with two of the ninety remaining Bo’ness got the equaliser, the ball finding Stevenson in the box and he shot home from close in.
In the final minutes Alassan Jones had two attempts, one saved, the other cleared but Bo’ness were unable to get the winner.
Into the penalties and this week it was East Kilbride keeper Mateusz Miller who made the difference, saving three to Dibaga’s two. Miller saved what would have been the decisive kick from Stevenson and then into sudden death he stopped Keir Macaulay to win his side the trophy.
Bo'ness: Dibaga, Stevenson, Ward (Jacobs 69), Hawkins, McArthur, Macaulay, Johnston (French 85), Gemmell, Locke, Jones, Grant. Subs (not used): Heeps Murdoch, Godfrey, Abdulla, SG Thomson
Fri 12th May / 7:45pm
at Newtown Park
The Under 20s welcomed Blackburn to a sunny Newtown Park on a perfect night for football.They knew it would be a tough task as Blackburn are… show more >
The Under 20s welcomed Blackburn to a sunny Newtown Park on a perfect night for football.
They knew it would be a tough task as Blackburn are sitting near the top of the table, but they wanted to put on a decent performance in their final league game of the season.
The Under 20s hit the bar early on and we were competing very well until they lost the ball at the edge of the box and the visitors took advantage to go in front.
They responded well to this setback and Luke Willis headed them level from a corner.
There was all to play for in the second half and the Under 20s were well in the game but Blackburn regained the lead from a corner which was headed in.
The Under 20s made sure all the boys got on the pitch for the last game and pushed on in search of an equaliser, but despite creating good chances they couldn’t capitalise on them.
A draw would probably have been a fair result on the night but it wasn’t to be.