Burntisland Shipyard, Central Taxis East of Scotland League Conference B, Newtown Park, Saturday 09 February 2019
After the weather wiped out all of last week’s fixtures Bo’ness United have the opportunity to accumulate much needed East of Scotland League points over the next two games. This weekend the BUs are at home to Burntisland Shipyard, the following week, Eyemouth United make the trip to Newtown Park. These are games Bo’ness should, and must win if they want to achieve the top five position required this season, although the recent draw at Tynecastle will ensure the BUs take nothing for granted.
New manager Max Christie takes charge for the first time and wants to get off to a good start while his new charges will be keen to make a good impression with the new boss.
Burntisland are second bottom of the table with only four points collected all season. They won at Lothian Thistle in early October and a month later shared eight goals at home to Haddington Athletic. Bo’ness visited Burntisland in the early part of the season scoring three goals without reply although the Fife side gave a good account of themselves and the game was more difficult than the scoreline suggests. The scorers for Bo’ness that day were Brian Morgan, Ali l Zubaidi and Kieran Sweeney.
Home games have been few and far between in recent times for the BUs but Saturday is the first of five games at Newtown Park over the next six weeks. An important match for Bo’ness in a month that will go a long way to determining whether the immediate aspirations of the club can be fulfilled. The BU Faithful relish the opportunity of a number of home games and hope their new manager can give them a good second half to the season.
07 February 2019