Bo’ness United season finished as Lowland League is called on points per game basis

Bo’ness United have at last been put out of their misery with the news that the 2020-21 Lowland League has been ended on a points per game basis.

Thursday, 1st April 2021, 1:24 pm
Updated Thursday, 1st April 2021, 1:30 pm
Bo'ness United manager Max Christie

The decision means that Kelty Hearts are crowned champions, while Bo’ness finish in seventh pace with 1.8 average points from their 10 league matches.

A statement on the Lowland League website read: “Nine clubs wrote to say they supported this recommendation.

"Three clubs expressed a preference for the season to be declared null and void. "This constitutes a majority of clubs in favour of the recommendation.

"Discussions are ongoing with the Scottish FA, SPFL and SHFL about possible dates for the Pyramid Play-Off competition.

"All clubs competing in it will, under current Scottish Government requirements, be required to pay for PCR tests.

“There are several factors before relegation can be confirmed which includes waiting until the conclusion of the Pyramid and Lower Pyramid Play-Off competitions.”

As a newly promoted club going into the 2020-21 coronavirus-hit Lowland League campaign, Bo’ness United made a very good start and were in the upper reaches of the table from the off.

They accrued 18 points from their 10 league matches in the season now finished, with a goal difference of +9 in what was a very respectable first season at that level.

It has been agreed that the 2021-22 Lowland League season will start on Saturday, July 17.