HISTORY will be made by Bo’ness United tomorrow (Saturday), if they take a point against Tayport and become the first side to win consecutive Super League titles.
Buoyed by a victory at Penicuik on Monday night that’s also propelled them into the Fife and Lothians Cup final, the BUs could claim two trophies in the space of eight days.
With this most dramatic of seasons finishing his first year in sole charge, boss Willie Newbigging said the United camp was calm and composed but he expected a healthy dose of butterflies to kick in by tomorrow. And he believes a trophy would be no less than everyone associated with the BUs deserves.
“For all the hard work, you would love the players, committee and supporters to get a bit of silverware,” he said.
Visitors Tayport will be no pushovers, despite United beating them 4-0 in their last encounter, as they must secure a win to avoid relegation (ko 2.30pm). But Newbigging is pleased United have the destiny of the SuperLeague trophy back in their own hands.
“We have to be confident - we will be at home, we will have the big crowd at the back of us. They have been outstanding all season.”
Graeme McLaren is the only injury doubt.
United play Linlithgow in the cup final on June 11, at Prestonfield after a coin toss decided the venue.