Match Preview 2018 2019
Tynecastle, League Cup Preliminary Round, Carmuirs Park, Saturday 06 April 2019
Bo’ness United have achieved their primary aim of the season to qualify for the top division of the East of Scotland League next season. Their win at Lothian Thistle on Saturday along with results elsewhere clinched their place and they can now focus on finishing as high in the table as possible while still with opportunities to win some silverware.
That quest continues on Saturday as they meet Tynecastle in the League Cup preliminary round, this being the fourth meeting between the sides this season. The first match was in the League at Newtown Park in November last year where Tynecastle opened and closed the scoring 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. The last outing, only a few weeks ago at Newtown, was in the King Cup where second half goals from Fraser Keast and Ryan Stevenson saw the BUs go through.
This tournament started way back in July with Tynecastle losing at St Andrews United before a home draw versus Peebles Rovers. Bo’ness lost at home to Jeanfield Swifts in the first match of the season bur followed up with victories against Leith Athletic at Newtown and at Oakley United. Tynecastle will finish in the lower half of the League with only five wins from twenty two starts but they will be determined to finally get one over on the BUs.
The game will go ahead at the home of Camelon Juniors, and also ‘home’ for Bo’ness for the rest of this season, Carmuirs Park. The BUs are likely to start next season using Camelon’s ground but hopefully only for a short time until the new pitch at Newtown Park is laid and settled. The winners on Saturday will visit Newtongrange Star the following Tuesday.
Playing our games at Carmuirs Park is likely to affect the attendance but hopefully the majority of the BU Faithful will make the short trip to Camelon and get behind their team as they have done all season.
4 April 2019