Bo’ness United faced a potentially tough test at home to Camelon Juniors but they passed with flying colours with a victory that keeps them in the hunt for Super League glory.
The BUs played well over the piece but Camelon, who had destroyed Bathgate the week before, were disappointing.
The talking point before the game was the signing of Darren Gribben on loan from Berwick until the end of the season.
Gribben played a significant role in the BUs first Super League Championship win, and the player was given a warm welcome when he came on as a substitute with 20 minutes remaining.
Bo’ness made other changes from the Auchinleck match with Steven Mulligan, Nicky Walker and Grant Plenderleith starting the game.
From the whistle Bo’ness pushed on and Camelon struggled to contain them.
A couple of Bo’ness attempts missed the target but in 22 minutes they went ahead.
A diagonal pass from Watt did not look as if it was going to reach its destination but Bell failed to intercept, allowing Donnelly to tuck a low shot into the opposite corner of the net.
Camelon almost got back as a Kerr free kick shot deflected off the Bo’ness defensive wall, but the ball just missed the target.
From the corner McGown hit a great overhead shot but a brilliant save from Christie prevented the equaliser.
Disappointed by the near thing, Camelon were further distressed when Bo’ness doubled their lead in 34 minutes. Watt was once again the provider, picking out Walker who side-footed past Hogarth who had to look lively to tip a Plenderleith chip over the bar.
A few minutes into the second half McGown received a short free-kick from Ure but his shot was high and wide.
Plenderleith also missed the target with a volley at the other end, while Christie made another save stopping McCafferty’s shot at the near post.
Bo’ness came close to a third goal when Donnelly got onto the end of a Walker cross but his header hit the Camelon post. A Duffy volley went over from a move initiated from a clever King pass by Gribben, but that was more or less the last of the action. There were fifteen minutes left but Camelon had nothing more to give.
BU man of the match: Kevin Watt.
Bo’ness: Christie, Snowdon, Mulligan, Gibb, Hunter, Duffy, Walker, Bonar (Nimmo 61), Plenderleith (Gribben 70), Donnelly (Canning 79), Watt. Subs (not used): Shields, Hay Hamilton, Allan.