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  1. Dec 11th 1965 and it was Junior Cup 2nd Round day. Kilsyth Rangers were the visitors to Newtown, the third time we had been drawn against them in seven years. Eventually the BU's won out by 4-2, the star of the day being hat-trick hero Peter Caproni and at that time, no show was complete without Archie Meikle adding his name to the scoresheet. The team was: Preston, Blackley, Gellatly, Broome, Chambers, Myles, Caproni, McFarlane, Meikle, McLeod, Komorowski
  2. To be fair, Bonnyrigg gave a good indication yesterday that the game would be off
  3. Dec 10th 2005 saw the visit of Junior Cup holders and League leaders Tayport to Newtown Park. When I add that centre-half Simon Vella had to go in goal for 70 minutes due to the BU's 'keeper being stretchered off, you would be forgiven for expecting the worst. However, the BU's scored in 23 mins when a Brigain cross was put into his own net by Gunnion. To the 2nd half where surely things would change? Well no, the BU's came out fighting and Kevin Donnelly added a 2nd, 10 mins into the half. With 15 mins to go George O'Boyle added a 3rd before Marc Anthony put the icing on the cake In the last minute. 4-0. The team was: Orr (Ward), Brown, Russell, C Martin, Vella, Smith, Brigain, Donnelly, Winning (Anthony), O'Boyle (Fowler), Parkin
  4. I think Dougie deserves a place on the bench
  5. Dec 9th 1978 and a one and only visit to Market Park, home of Crieff Earngrove for a Junior Cup 2nd Round tie. The BU's had struggled against Arbroath Vics in the previous round and did so again, only managing a goalless draw. There was no hint the club would reach the Final that season. The team was: Howie, Robertson, McQueen, Miller, Stewart, Boyd, Craw, Masterton, Eddie, Reid, Shields (Dunleavie) sub Millar
  6. Dec 8th 1984 and just 3 weeks after the pair met in the drawn League Cup Final, The BU's travelled to Bonnyrigg for the replay. The first game was 4-4, this went one better and finished 5-5! The game was decided by penalties and the Rose triumphed 4-3. The BU scorers were Tommy Caldwell, Lex Shields, Lindsay Hamilton and Jim Sinnet, who scored two including a penalty. The team was: Henderson, Dunleavie, Breen, Carroll, Caldwell, Reid, Shields, Beaton, Sinnet, Hamilton, Robertson (Kerr) sub Young
  7. Dec 7th 1968 and the BU's continued their blistering start to the League season, winning their 7th match on the trot, away to Fauldhouse United by 5-1. The surprising star was young John Bell, who netted a hat-trick, his first goals for the club. Bobby Nisbet and Ian Wodecki got the others. The team was: Hodge, McCandless, Makarus, McQueen, Hamilton, Donnelly, Bernard, Nisbet, Wodecki, Myles, Bell
  8. Dec 6th 1947 and a League trip to the Memorial Ground to play Loanhead Mayflower. John Currie netted twice in the 1st half. He went on to complete his hat-trick, making it 11 in 8 games for the centre forward. The trialist scored in the 32nd minute, then 6 mins later at 3.55pm the ref abandoned the game due to failing light 4-0 Subsequently, the League awarded the points to the BU's. The team was: Graham, Mitchell, Keenan, Walls, Swan, McKie, Wilson, Pinkerton, Currie, Newman, Black
  9. Dec 5th 1964 and the Junior Cup saw the BU's travel to Olive Bank, to play old foes Musselburgh Athletic. Perhaps surprisingly, the BU's strolled to a 4-1 win. Archie Meikle struck twice, Sandy Myles netted from the spot and Allan McManus completed the scoring, The team was: Allan, Bellamy, Kennedy, Myles, Chambers, Cairns, Craig, Buchan, Meikle, Young, McManus.
  10. Dec 4th 2004 and Beechwood Park was the venue for a Junior Cup 3rd Round match-up with Auchinleck Talbot. An interesting game on a heavy pitch came to life 3 mins into the 2nd half when George O'Boyle converted a Dolan cross from close-in. The BU's only held the lead for 7 mins however. 1-1 the final score. The team was: Cairns, Burrows (Foster), Russell, C Martin, Vella, Murphy, Mooney, Donnelly, J Martin, O'Boyle, Dolan (Shirra)
  11. 2016 and a low point in the relationship with the SJFA. The setting was a Junior Cup 3rd Round replay at home to Blantyre Victoria. The match itself finished 2-2 after goals by Ross Campbell & Fraser Keast. It was then that the farce started. The referee, despite being urged otherwise to go straight to penalties, as per the rules, decided to play extra-time. After the first 15 mins and darkness descending, he then chose to go to penalties. The BU's lost 4-3 but most fans expected the result to be nullified due to the error made by the ref. An appeal was made but amazingly dismissed. The team was: Clark, Gemmell, Devine (Snowdon), Campbell, Hunter, Ru McLennan (Wright), Strickland, Philp, Keast, Simpson, Rod McLennan (Sloan)
  12. Apart from the two listed trialists and Potter, everyone else played a few games that season. So I assume the trialists were committee men
  13. Dec 2nd Back to 1961 and the one and only meeting with Perthshire minnows Alyth United in the Junior Cup 2nd Round. After a hard-fought game the BU's triumphed 3-2. The goals were scored by Joe Donlevy, Sam Batchelor & Jimmy Blevins. The team was: McNairn, Kemp, Stirling, Veitch, Scott, Jackson, Blevins, Birrell, Batchelor, Cram, Donlevy
  14. Dec 1st 1945 and the BU's were missing 4 players for their match at Alva Albion Rangers. Not through injury but the breakdown of the car carrying them! Goals from John McGowan and the trialist centre-forward gave the BU's a comfortable lead at the break. The 2nd half saw seven scored, four by the BU's. Another by the newman, two from Jim McLean and one from Bobby Gibb 6-3 The team was: Bennie, Reilly, Speakman, Trialist, Potter, Reynolds, McGowan, McKay, Trialist, Gibb, McLean
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