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3 hours ago, blooz said:

Sloan

Robert Sloan it was!  I remember the defence doing a great job in front of him as he had little to deal with.

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May 17th

1947 and at the 3rd time of asking, Renfrew were finally defeated 4-2.  The headline in the Sunday Post read "Picture goal was 'Final' passport", referring to the 3rd goal  at the end of a brilliant move.  The scorers were John McGowan, Jim McLean & a double from Willie Dickson.  The attendance at Hampden was 54,414, meaning over 112,000 had seen the 3 games!

The team was: Stanners, W. Mitchell, Brash, Paton, Stewart, McKie, McGowan, Dickson, McLean, Pryde, Mills

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May 18th

1968 now and a special event to mark the tercentenary of Bo'ness gaining burgh status.  A game at Newtown against a Junior Scotland team, including a young Kenny Dalglish.  The star man on the day wore BU colours however and was striker Benny McGuire, who notched two in a 3-1 win.  The other scorer was not recorded.

The team was: Crawford, McCandless, McGuinness, McMeechan, Gray, McQueen, Bernard, Thomson, McGuire, Sneddon, Watson sub Heenan

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2011 for a teaser now and the scene similar to recent times as the squad was hit by injuries and suspensions.  For a visit to Musselburgh, ending 2-2. only 12 outfield players were fit.  Who was the unlikely player wearing the number 9 jersey?

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2011 for a teaser now and the scene similar to recent times as the squad was hit by injuries and suspensions.  For a visit to Musselburgh, ending 2-2. only 12 outfield players were fit.  Who was the unlikely player wearing the number 9 jersey?
Duffin

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2011 for a teaser now and the scene similar to recent times as the squad was hit by injuries and suspensions.  For a visit to Musselburgh, ending 2-2. only 12 outfield players were fit.  Who was the unlikely player wearing the number 9 jersey?
Brian McQueen

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38 minutes ago, Scuzz said:
2 hours ago, Jambo said:
2011 for a teaser now and the scene similar to recent times as the squad was hit by injuries and suspensions.  For a visit to Musselburgh, ending 2-2. only 12 outfield players were fit.  Who was the unlikely player wearing the number 9 jersey?

Brian McQueen

Brian it was!  Roger was in his usual number 5.

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May 19th

1956 and it's the St Michaels Cup Final against Arniston Rangers, held at Olive Bank Musselburgh.  This was a replay, aafter a 0-0 draw at Easter Road but goals flowed in this game.  The BU's being the victors by 5-2.  The goals came from John Hunter, Gibby Ormond, an own goal and  a double from Jimmy Boyd.

The team was: Wren, Taggart, Hall, Collumbine, McBlain, Higney, Crawford, Kiernan, Boyd, Hunter, Ormond

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On 17/05/2019 at 07:09, Jambo'ness said:

May 17th

1947 and at the 3rd time of asking, Renfrew were finally defeated 4-2.  The headline in the Sunday Post read "Picture goal was 'Final' passport", referring to the 3rd goal  at the end of a brilliant move.  The scorers were John McGowan, Jim McLean & a double from Willie Dickson.  The attendance at Hampden was 54,414, meaning over 112,000 had seen the 3 games!

The team was: Stanners, W. Mitchell, Brash, Paton, Stewart, McKie, McGowan, Dickson, McLean, Pryde, Mills

Two days late but here is the programme for the match.

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May 20th

Forward in time to 1994 and a Brown Cup semi-final away to Ormiston Primrose.  No great difficulties, surprisingly, as the BU's won 4-0 with undoubted star of the show being hat-trick hero Paul McLaren.  Gary Wilcox getting the other goal.

The team was: Kirkwood, Hoggan, Meldrum, Dunleavie, Malloy, Cheape, Dalton, Wilcox, Gallagher, Burns, McLaren

 

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3 hours ago, Jambo'ness said:

May 20th

Forward in time to 1994 and a Brown Cup semi-final away to Ormiston Primrose.  No great difficulties, surprisingly, as the BU's won 4-0 with undoubted star of the show being hat-trick hero Paul McLaren.  Gary Wilcox getting the other goal.

The team was: Kirkwood, Hoggan, Meldrum, Dunleavie, Malloy, Cheape, Dalton, Wilcox, Gallagher, Burns, McLaren

 

Am no showing that to mclaren at work tonight 

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May 21st

We go to 1990 now and a Peter Craigie Cup quarter-final tie  at home to  2nd Division promotion chasers Broxburn.  The BU's cruised to a 5-1 win, with the forward line all scoring, John McLaughlan, Eric Ewing, George Allison, Gary Dalton & Jimmy Dawson.

The team was: Kirkwood, Malloy, Cheape, McLennan, McLean, Fisher, Dalton (Burns), Ewing, Dawson, Allison, McLaughlan

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Instead of a teaser, here's a plea for info.  On this day in 1969, the BU's travelled to Prestonfield for an R L Rae Cup 3rd round replay.  Definitely played on that date but not reported on by the Journal, presumably because Bo'ness won.  Can anybody supply match details?

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May 22nd

The first huge day in the club's history as the Junior Cup is brought home to Newtown for the first time. The opponents that day at Hampden were Irvine Meadow and in front of a crowd of 55,602, the BU's triumphed 2-1.  Paddy Buckley opened the scoring on the hour and although Fullerton equalised on 79 minutes the BU's kept their nerve and clinched the Cup on 86 minutes through Willie Wilson, with a goal described by the Sunday Post as "a finish in a million".

The team was: Graham, Mitchell, Keenan, Walls, Stewart, McKie, Wilson, Pinkerton, Buckley, Sproull, Black

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Ah well, yesterday's plea came up with o answers and so it remains a match shrouded in mystery.

Today, back to a teaser and in 2004 we played a Brown Cup semi-final against Whitburn.  Who netted a hat-trick for us that day?

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Ah well, yesterday's plea came up with o answers and so it remains a match shrouded in mystery.
Today, back to a teaser and in 2004 we played a Brown Cup semi-final against Whitburn.  Who netted a hat-trick for us that day?
Kevin Thomas?

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Instead of a teaser, here's a plea for info.  On this day in 1969, the BU's travelled to Prestonfield for an R L Rae Cup 3rd round replay.  Definitely played on that date but not reported on by the Journal, presumably because Bo'ness won.  Can anybody supply match details?


We gubbed them 11-0.

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1 hour ago, Scuzz said:
2 hours ago, Jambo said:
Ah well, yesterday's plea came up with o answers and so it remains a match shrouded in mystery.
Today, back to a teaser and in 2004 we played a Brown Cup semi-final against Whitburn.  Who netted a hat-trick for us that day?

Kevin Thomas?

Well done Kevin :thumsup2

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