Match Preview 2018 2019
Dalkeith Thistle, Central Taxis East of Scotland League Conference B, Kings Park, Saturday 27 April 2019
Saturday sees the final League game of the season for both Bo’ness United and Dalkeith Thistle with the second of their double header going ahead at Kings Park. The BUs won the first game on Tuesday at Carmuirs Park with a first half goal from Brian Morgan followed up after the break with a Nicky Prentice strike. Bo’ness looked comfortable at that point but Craig Meikle pulled one back for the visitors to make it a tense final nine minutes although the BUs held on for the win. Dalkeith were reduced to ten men in the final minute when Ryan McQueenie was red carded for talking out of turn to one of the assistants. The result confirmed Bo’ness as runners up in Conference B although Dalkeith now finish out of the promotion places.
The game on Saturday is therefore meaningless in terms of the League with only pride to play for in Dalkeith’s case while Bo’ness want to continue their winning run. Bo’ness do have two cup games to look forward to, the first being on Tuesday at Tranent Juniors in the League Cup. Meanwhile this is Dalkeith’s last game of the season and want to finish on a high. These factors may affect the respective managers approach to the match but players want to win games so it will be interesting to see how the afternoon develops.
A meaningless game perhaps but it’s a Saturday afternoon and many of the BU Faithfull will be there to support their favourites.
Looking ahead BU Manager Max Christie has appealed for as many BU supporters as possible make the trip to Tranent on Tuesday as he knows a large Blue contingent can encourage his team in what is going to be a very difficult match for Bo’ness.
25 April 2019