Some solace for Bo’ness

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BO’NESS United can take solace in defeat knowing despite their loss to Super League rivals Linlithgow Rose they totally outplayed their opponents.

The BUs were fired up for the league encounter and despite going behind minutes from the kick off, they quickly took control of the match. A Duffin strike got them back on equal terms and despite attack after attack on the Rose goal they were unable to turn possession into goals.

BU coach Willie Newbigging was still in a state of confusion this week as to how his side left Prestonfield without any points, saying: “The least we deserved from this game was an equaliser as we dominated the match throughout and could not have done anymore.

“All credit to Linlithgow though, who defended bravely, and took their chances when they came but it was still very disappointing for the club and fans to see their side play great football and not come away with a share of the points at least.”

Debut boy Grant Plenderleith, who signed from Stenhousemuir last week, showed his class with some mazy runs into the box and telling crosses.

The coach said: “I thought Grant and Nicky Walker were exceptional.”

And he heaped praise on the fans who travelled to the match, saying: “The fans are so enthusiastic and want success. They will us on week in week out and we appreciate their support.”

The BUs were scheduled to play in the fifth round of the Scottish Junior Cup tomorrow (Saturday), but due to the replay between Dunbar and Petershill, they will instead travel to Tayport tomorrow (Saturday) in the Super League, ko 2.15pm.

Newbigging said: “There is still a long way to go in the league and a lot to play for. ”