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Whitehill Welfare
Bo'ness United
 (41', 58')
Full time
T Grant  (69', 16'), B Morgan (62'),  (14' OG)
Sat 13 Jul 14:30 - Friendly

Whitehill Welfare 2-4 Bo'ness United


Slick BU's Open Preseason With Win

United returned to action with a friendly against Whitehill Welfare at Ferguson Park. Bo'ness could only name one substitute due to player unavailability, however they still produced a confident display against the side who were relegated from the Lowland League last season. The visitors took a deserved lead in the 14th minute when debutant Tom Grant's corner was flicked goalward by Brian Morgan and the unfortunate Gary Hamilton knocked the ball past his own goalkeeper. Two minutes later the lead was doubled when Grant raced clear onto a Stuart Hunter through ball and send the ball past Bejaoui. United spurned a few decent chances before Whitehill came back into the game before the interval. Scott Wright forced a great save from Andy Murphy in the BU goal and minutes afterwards the home side grabbed a goal back when Kieran Somerville sent a wonder strike from 25 yards into the top corner of the net. United created a few chances at the start of the second half but were stunned just before the hour mark when Whitehill equalised. Devon Jacobs was short with a pass at the back and Tony Muir took full advantage sending another stunning shot past Murphy from distance. Instead of the heads dropping, United changed formation and pushed Brian Morgan up top to form a front two with Fraser Keast. A minute afterwards the switch paid dividends when Morgan got on the end of a teasing Ryan Stevenson cross to hit a first time hit last the helpless Bejaoui. Midway through the second half the outcome was settled when Grant grabbed his second of the afternoon, this time a sublime lob after being found unmarked by the lively Keast. Both sides struck the woodwork afterwards, firstly Robbie Dowie for the home side and secondly Keast for Bo'ness before referee Gallagher blew the final whistle and bring an entertaining game to close.

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Key moments

Own Goal Own goal conceded by Whitehill Welfare
Goal Tom Grant scores for Bo'ness United
Goal Goal for Whitehill Welfare
Goal Goal for Whitehill Welfare
Goal Brian Morgan scores for Bo'ness United
Goal Tom Grant scores for Bo'ness United


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69:00 Goal 2 - 4
Tom Grant scores for Bo'ness United
62:00 Goal 2 - 3
Brian Morgan scores for Bo'ness United
58:00 Goal 2 - 2
Goal for Whitehill Welfare
End of period 1
41:00 Goal 1 - 2
Goal for Whitehill Welfare
16:00 Goal 0 - 2
Tom Grant scores for Bo'ness United
14:00 Own Goal 0 - 1
Own goal conceded by Whitehill Welfare
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Whitehill Welfare
  • Bo'ness United
  • 0
  • Own Goal 14:00'
  • Tom Grant Goal 16:00'
  • Goal 41:00'
  • Goal 58:00'
  • Brian Morgan Goal 62:00'
  • Tom Grant Goal 69:00'

Team selection

Murphy, Andy Murphy, Andy
Jacobs, Devon Jacobs, Devon
Hewitt , Terry Hewitt , Terry
Stevenson, Ryan Stevenson, Ryan
Campbell, Ross Campbell, Ross
Hunter , Stuart Hunter , Stuart
Grant , Tom Grant , Tom
A , Trialist A , Trialist
Morgan, Brian Morgan, Brian
Keast, Fraser Keast, Fraser
Gemmell, Michael Gemmell, Michael


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