Bo’ness take on league leader

'Everyone seems to be able to beat everyone else this season'
'Everyone seems to be able to beat everyone else this season'

Boss Allan McGonigal is encouraged by United spirit.

Carnoustie top the table after winning three of their opening four games, but Allan McGonigal’s side go into the match on the back of two decent away results, including a win over previous league leaders St Andrews United.

Bo’ness were 2-1 winners in Fife last Saturday and then battled back with 10 men to earn a 1-1 draw on the artificial surface at Broxburn.

Bo’ness boss McGonigal admitted: “While I would have liked six points out of six, to take four was a good return.

“St Andrews is always a difficult venue to go to and our winning goal was as good as you’ll see.

“We’re nowhere near up to speed yet and we have three more missing this weekend.”

McGonigal said that while he is concerned at United’s habit of conceding first in matches, he is encouraged by their response to going behind.

He said: “We’ve conceded first in all four games so that’s something we have to try and cut out - but it is encouraging the way we have been coming back.

“It’s easy to let the heads go down when you go behind so the players have reacted well and dug in.”

McGonigal expects Carnoustie to be tough opposition on Saturday and that the title race this season could be a tight one.

He said; “Carnoustie are the league leaders and have won three out of four and they will relish coming to a big park like ours.

“We beat them twice last season, but by just 1-0 both times. They were very tight games and it could be the same again.

“At the moment everyone seems to be able to beat everyone else.”