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May 27th

In 1959 Bo'ness were crowned champions of the West Division after a 4-1 win at home to Broxburn.  Matt Cummings hit a brace, with Jim McKerley and Ian Paterson hitting the others.

The team was: H Thomson, Martin, Clapperton, Dair, A Millar, W Thomson, Paterson, T Millar, McKerley, Newman, Cummings

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21 hours ago, boheesian said:

153

To put you out of your misery, boheesian was very close and is our winner.  The actual figure being 156.  A fair number have gone by the wayside, including two we have played in Junior Cup Finals, Shawfield & Baillieston.

 

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May 28th

2007 and whilst relegation was confirmed that night, here was a chance to win silverware.  In this case the St Michaels Cup, which was contested at our opponents ground in Bathgate, though home advantage did not work out.  The BU's were convincing winners by 4-1 with goals from a Scott Mauchline penalty, David Morrison and a Scott Brown double.  The reported crowd at Creamery Park was 600.

The team was: Burns, G Brown, Russell, Tully, Smith, Mullen (Lynch), Morrison, Sinclair (McGlinchey), S Brown, Mortimer (Kenny), Mauchline

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For a teaser, we'll go to an enjoyable recent place, 2014, when the SuperLeague title was clinched for a third time!  Three part question today, all straightforward.

1.  Who were the opponents that day?

2.  Who scored a BU hat-trick that day?

3.  Who came on as sub for 'keeper Mark Peat?

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9 hours ago, Jambo'ness said:

For a teaser, we'll go to an enjoyable recent place, 2014, when the SuperLeague title was clinched for a third time!  Three part question today, all straightforward.

1.  Who were the opponents that day?

2.  Who scored a BU hat-trick that day?

3.  Who came on as sub for 'keeper Mark Peat?

No1    Lochee Un.

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Lochee, I didn't think anyone scored a hat-trick (Devine, Anderson, Hislop and Gribbs x2?), Stewart Baillie.

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12 hours ago, Scuzz said:

Lochee, I didn't think anyone scored a hat-trick (Devine, Anderson, Hislop and Gribbs x2?), Stewart Baillie.

Gribbs scored in 2, 33 & 70 mins.  Devine wasn.t on the scoresheet. 

You did get 1 & 3 right though.

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May 29th

2010 and the BU's knew that only a win against nearest challengers Linlithgow Rose would guarantee the Super League title coming to Newtown Park.  It took only 2 minutes for Newtown to erupt as Fraser Forrest lashed the ball home after a corner.  The unlikely figure of Steven Ballantine headed a 2nd goal just after the half hour and it was done, 2-0 to the BU's.

The team was: Longmuir, Snowdon, Fleming, Forrest, Duffin, Hay, Ballantine, Shirra, McFadyen, Gribben (Walker), Donnelly

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May 30th

In 1970, the Fife and Lothians Cup semi-final took place, against Arniston Rangers in Gorebridge.  The BU's surprised most people, coming home with a 4-2 win under their belts.  Ian Wodecki, with a double, hit his 30th goal of the season in only 28 games.  Tommy Ure & Ramsay also scored.

No team details given in our wonderful local paper!

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5 hours ago, Jambo'ness said:

May 30th

In 1970, the Fife and Lothians Cup semi-final took place, against Arniston Rangers in Gorebridge.  The BU's surprised most people, coming home with a 4-2 win under their belts.  Ian Wodecki, with a double, hit his 30th goal of the season in only 28 games.  Tommy Ure & Ramsay also scored.

No team details given in our wonderful local paper!

Wish we could find a centre to score 30 goals in 28 games for next season.

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On ‎28‎/‎05‎/‎2019 at 17:33, Scuzz said:

Lochee, I didn't think anyone scored a hat-trick (Devine, Anderson, Hislop and Gribbs x2?), Stewart Baillie.

After further advice it seems the esteemed Scuzz is correct.  I'm sure it will come as no surprise to know the Journal balls'ed it up again.

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May 31st

To 1982 and another successful visit to Prestonfield. This time on a League visit against Linlithgow Rose.  The final league game of the season was settled by a Tom Breen goal, as the BU's won 1-0.

The team was: Kirkwood, Young, Breen, Dunleavie, Finlayson, McQueen, Robertson, Wilson, Dunn, Wilkes, Harte

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14 minutes ago, Karl Berg said:

What’s Andy Dunleavie”s stats for Bo”ness. Great player and scored a few goals in his day. 

Andy joined in 1977 and played his last game in 1995.  He played a minimum of 532 games, scoring 18 goals.  Due to the Journal not giving teams all the time, you can probably safely add another 50 to his appearance tally.

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June 1st

Back to 1999 and what had been a poor season came to a head with the BU's requiring to beat visitors Arniston Rangers, in order to avoid relegation.  Former United 'keeper Gavin Kirkwood could no nothing to stop his former side as they stormed into a 1st minute lead.  Although on top, it wasn't until the hour mark that goal number 2 came.  20 minutes from time Jamie Loney completed his hat-trick as the BU's won 3-0.

The team was: N Binnie, Smith, McCavanagh, Yates, Inglis, Todd, Kemp, Hoggan, Loney, McKinlay, Burns sub Swanson

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June 2nd

1947 and a match against former rivals  no longer in existence.  Grange Rovers were the opponents in the semi-final of the Thornton Shield, at Newtown.  A crowd of over 6000 saw an exciting match.  Always in command, it took 30 minutes for the first goal.  Ending 3-1 to the the BU's, John McGowan scored two, one a penalty and jim McLean also scored.

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

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4 hours ago, Jambo'ness said:

June 2nd

1947 and a match against former rivals  no longer in existence.  Grange Rovers were the opponents in the semi-final of the Thornton Shield, at Newtown.  A crowd of over 6000 saw an exciting match.  Always in command, it took 30 minutes for the first goal.  Ending 3-1 to the the BU's, John McGowan scored two, one a penalty and jim McLean also scored.

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

There you go, that team.

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June 3rd

1985 and a final day League win at Linlithgow that put the BU's above their rivals in the table.  The Bu's had a thumping  4-0 win, through doubles from Jim Sinnet & Lex Shields.

The team was: Kirkwood, Dunleavie, Breen, Carroll, Caldwell, Reid, Shields (Kerr), Beaton, Sinnet, Hamilton, Dunn (Fairley)

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June 4th

1983 and it was Brown Cup Final day at Prestonfield against Armadale Thistle.  A surprisingly easy won was obtained by 4-1.  The goals came from  Bobby Beaton, Jackie Dunn, Ian Miller & Lex Shields.

The team was: Kirkwood, Dunleavie, Breen, Robertson (Balanowski), McQueen, Wilson (Young), Shields, Dunn, Beaton, Miller, Reid

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