Defeat scuppers Bo’ness United’s triple championship bid

280412  Boness utd v lochee utd.
280412 Boness utd v lochee utd.
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THE Bo’ness United camp was left licking its wounds this week after back-to-back Super League defeats effectively ruled out a third successive trophy.

Losses on Saturday against Lochee and Wednesday versus Bonnyrigg have left the Midlothian side in the driving seat for this season’s silverware.

Bo’ness boss Paul Ronald said yesterday (Thursday): “We’ve had a tough three or four weeks. It’s another sore one. It’s been a hard way to close to the season. It’s disappointing but we’ve got to keep pushing forward.”

He added: “The two games we lost prior to last night (Wednesday) really stuck the knife in and we always knew Bonnyrigg would be a tough place to go.

“It’s not just been that game - it’s over the course of the season you win the league.”

Ronald does not feel his players deserved to end up on the losing side with the effort they put in and said: “Hopefully we come through it better for the experience.”

His side had Bonnyrigg on the back foot, said Ronald, and there was frustration at red cards dished out to Snowdon and Canning. But Ronald does not expect heads to still be down tomorrow (Saturday) at Newtown Park with United out to repeat last month’s win over Musselburgh.

On Wednesday, they return to Bonnyrigg hoping to book a Fife and Lothians Cup semi-final place against Linlithgow Rose.