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Match Preview 2018 2019

Tynecastle, King Cup Round 2, Newtown Park, Saturday 02 March 2019

Bo’ness United take a break from League business as the entertain Tynecastle in the first round of the King Cup.

The teams have already met twice this season in the league, the first match at Newtown Park in November last year. Tynecastle opened and closed the scoring that day through Cameron Liddell and substitute keeper Ian Moffat who came on late as an outfield player. In between these goals the BUs struck five times with a Marty Wright brace and singles from Michael McMullin, Brian Morgan and Ross Campbell.
The return at Meggetland just after the turn of the year was a goalless affair where Bo’ness pushed forward for most of the game but were unable to breach a resolute defence.

Tynecastle won the following two game at Dalkeith Thistle and at home to Burntisland Shipyard but have lost their last three at Sauchie Juniors and at home to Bonnyrigg Rose and Crossgates Primrose. They are currently fourth from bottom of the Conference B table and this cup game will provide some respite and an opportunity to progress in the tournament.

Bo’ness have enjoyed three wins from three representing a good start for new manager Max Christie. Last week’s win at Haddington was particularly pleasing and although the East Lothian side have lost a number of players since the last meeting, Bo’ness dominated the game and put in an impressive performance over the ninety minutes.

This cup tie represents the chance for Bo’ness to overcome the disappointing display and result in Edinburgh and want to win the game against Tynecastle. Whatever happens, the teams are due to meet again next month in the League Cup preliminary round. This is listed as a home game although with Newtown Park closing at the end of March to prepare for the laying of the new pitch it is yet to be determined where the match will be played.

The BUs playing so well can increase the numbers coming through the gate and with three home games in a row to look forward to hopefully supporters and players can encourage and respond in turn resulting in a positive month for Bo’ness United.

John Spowart
28 February 2019

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Sat 02, Mar 2019


Brian Morgan

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Brian Morgan