Relegation candidates can derail United’s title charge

BO’NESS United suffered no footballing hangover from their Scottish Junior Cup exit, getting straight back to business last Saturday with a 2-0 win against Camelon.

While he would have welcomed more goals in the back of the visitors’ net, boss Paul Ronald was delighted to see his side move back up into the top half of the table.

“Just getting the three points was important for us, that was really the main focus.

“The boys did that and it was excellent.”

Former United striker Darren Gribben was brought in from Berwick Rangers on a loan deal last Friday until the end of the season, with Ronald keen to see United put away more of the chances they are creating.

If United win their remaining Super League games, regardless of other teams’ fortunes, the BUs could finish three times back-to-back title holders.

But the gaffer isn’t getting carried away, saying ‘tonnes’ of difficult games remain.

The focus now is on overcoming league visitors Carnoustie - currently bottom of the table - tomorrow (Saturday), who are unchartered territory for United this season.

“We are confident but not cocky about it,” Ronald said, confirming all of his players were available.