Bo’ness lead the way with new signings

220912 Boness united v victoria whittlets
220912 Boness united v victoria whittlets
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BO’NESS United are looking to make an impression this coming season as boss Alan McGonigal this week snapped up another two players.

This brings his squad up to 19 players but he said he is still on the lookout to add more players to strengthen his team.

The BU boss has brought in Chick Connolly, an experienced centre-midfielder/defender, signed from Kirkintilloch Rob Roy. He moves to the club in a swap deal with Ryan Kennedy. McGonigal has worked with Connolly in the past, when the new signing was a player at Forfar.

McGonigal said: “Chick brings bags of experience to the club having played at senior and junior and will be an asset to the club as we aim to make an impact from the onset this season.”

Another signing sees Andy Scott arrive from Shotts. An attacking midfielder, Scott played for four seasons at Alloa before moving to Cumbernauld and the Scottish Junior cup winning side of two seasons ago.

Bo’ness has already organised to take part in a four team tournament at Dunipace on July 27/28. The other teams competing are Dunipace, Falkirk Juniors and Livingston. And a friendly is pencilled in against Kilwinning Rangers on Saturday, August 3, at Newtown Park.

The club is also staging an 11 v 11 match where all the squad members will be on show for the supporters to see. This game will take place on Saturday, July 20 at Newtown Park.

Bo’ness United are making season tickets available to fans. They are on sale at Tesco in Bo’ness on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and at Newtown Park on Thursdays from 6.45-7.30pm. Season tickets cost £60 and £24 concessions.

Over at Prestonfield, there has no been so much goings-on. The club have signed former BU keeper Scott Christie from Hamilton while midfield Stephen Man son is set to sign for Bonnyrigg Rose.

And despite media speculation that the MacLennan brothers, Roddy and Ruari, were set to step back up to senior football, we understand both players will re-sign for the club within days.

On the footballing front, the Rose have a friendly against Kirkintilloch Rob Roy planned for Saturday, July 27.