Goal-den BU striker

170613 Stevie hyslop with the golden boot award with boness united chairman george sansom.
170613 Stevie hyslop with the golden boot award with boness united chairman george sansom.

Bo’ness United’s on-fire striker Steven Hislop showed off his golden boot at Newtown Park on Monday.

Hislop’s tally of 10 goals in the 2012/13 Emirates Scottish Junior Cup earned him the honour of the tournament’s top scorer.

It is the first time a United player has won the accolade and capped the 35-year-old’s first season in the junior ranks.

He was quick to pay tribute to his teammates for their role in his achievement.

“With my age my running becomes a bit more limited. Most of it is at the box so I have to give thanks to the boys around me, setting up the goals.”

On his most memorable Junior Cup strike, Hislop (pictured with club chairman George Sansom) said: “It would be difficult to pick any of the 10, but my five goals in one game, in 17 minutes (against Port Gordon Vic) is right up there, probably one of the best things I’ve done scoring-wise.”

While chuffed at receiving the golden boot, Hislop admitted he would ‘swap it for a winner’s medal’, expressing disappointment at United’s lack of silverware.

Thanking the fans for their great support, he declared the BUs would be out to stop Linithgow’s dominance next season.

Hislop netted 35 goals in 35 games last season, but asked what he would be aiming for in the new campaign, he said: “I never reveal targets! I’m more than happy to share in the goals next year.

“There’s a few other boys that can help me or I can help them.”

*Boss Allan McGonigal praised Steven Hislop’s professionalism, and hailed his striking prowess, particularly given the team’s overall season.

United have signed striker Brian Jaconelli (Livingston) and brother Tony, a defender (Shotts). New centre-back Anton Heffron played with Bathgate.

The club’s AGM is on July 9 at the Richmond Park Hotel, starting 7.30pm.