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Nov 20th

1954 and the BU's were at the height of their powers.  They had won the opening 18 games of the season and had scored seven in two of the last three games.  They increased both totals by one as they blitzed Grange Rovers 7-1 away from home.  The goals came from a hat-trick by Alex Scott, two from Jimmy Harrower & one each from Hugh McMahon and Billy McKeown.

The team was: Ronald, Mitchell, Blackwood, Hogg, Boyd, McBlain, Scott, McMahon, Harrower, Hunter, McKeown

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5 hours ago, Jambo'ness said:

Nov 20th

1954 and the BU's were at the height of their powers.  They had won the opening 18 games of the season and had scored seven in two of the last three games.  They increased both totals by one as they blitzed Grange Rovers 7-1 away from home.  The goals came from a hat-trick by Alex Scott, two from Jimmy Harrower & one each from Hugh McMahon and Billy McKeown.

The team was: Ronald, Mitchell, Blackwood, Hogg, Boyd, McBlain, Scott, McMahon, Harrower, Hunter, McKeown

Great team !

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10 hours ago, 8MileBU said:

Are you not doing question challenges anymore Jambo?

TBH it was a lot of extra work for little interest.  Now's as good a time to announce that I will stop posting on this thread on December 31st, meaning a full year will have been done.  

But fear not!  The records will continue on the official Bo'ness United media.  It just means I don't have to post every morning, no matter how I feel and can prepare well in advance.

I am engaged in researching the history of football in Bo'ness, including the original seniors, Cadora, Vale of Grange, Our Boys and others.  Down the line, I'll be looking to have published in some format.  Same with the BU history.  There is so much that needs to be told!

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TBH it was a lot of extra work for little interest.  Now's as good a time to announce that I will stop posting on this thread on December 31st, meaning a full year will have been done.  
But fear not!  The records will continue on the official Bo'ness United media.  It just means I don't have to post every morning, no matter how I feel and can prepare well in advance.
I am engaged in researching the history of football in Bo'ness, including the original seniors, Cadora, Vale of Grange, Our Boys and others.  Down the line, I'll be looking to have published in some format.  Same with the BU history.  There is so much that needs to be told!


Just wondered mate, and fair enough. This has been tremendous work though. Superb and well done!

I’ll look forward to and continue to read the records on Twitter when the time comes for this thread to end. It’s literally become part of my pre-work morning routine. Coffee and bit of BU history!

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Nov 21st

1992 and a home League win over Bonnybridge by 4-1.  Star of the show was hat-trick hero, Gary Dalton, with Jimmy Burns netting the opener.

The team was: Kirkwood, Davidson, Hoggan, McLean, Dunleavie (Allison), McLennan, McLaren, Purdie, Dalton (Wannan), Burns, Meldrum

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13 hours ago, 8MileBU said:

 


Just wondered mate, and fair enough. This has been tremendous work though. Superb and well done! emoji122.png

I’ll look forward to and continue to read the records on Twitter when the time comes for this thread to end. It’s literally become part of my pre-work morning routine. Coffee and bit of BU history!

 

Totally agree. Big thanks Jambo. 

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Nov 22nd

1975 saw the BU's begin their march to Junior Cup glory with a trip to play Haddington Athletic in Round 2.  he BU's came home with a narrow 1-0 win, courtesy of a 12th minute close range shot from Tom Balanowski.  Doug McIntosh going off after two yellow cards proved no barrier.

The team was: McBain, J McQueen, McGuinness, McIntosh, Temperley, I McQueen, Miller, Balanowski, Anderson, Mitchell, Taylor subs Purdie, Robinson

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Nov 23rd

2013 and the BU's toppled holders Auchinleck Talbot from the Junior Cup, in the 3rd Round.  A tight game saw it goalless at the break and the only goal of the game came in 57 mins after a pass-back to the 'keeper was only cleared off one of his own defenders and big Steve Hislop saw his chance, picking up the loose ball and chipping into the empty net from the edge of the box.  The 'bot didn't take it lying downand Mark Peat had to be at his best to stop them drawing level but it finished 1-0.

The team was: Peat, Donnelly, Devine (T Jaconelli), Murphy, Hunter (Gibb), Nimmo, Walker, Sloan, Hislop, A Scott, Gribben (B Jaconelli)

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The goals don't move

Nov 23rd

2013 and the BU's toppled holders Auchinleck Talbot from the Junior Cup, in the 3rd Round.  A tight game saw it goalless at the break and the only goal of the game came in 57 mins after a pass-back to the 'keeper was only cleared off one of his own defenders and big Steve Hislop saw his chance, picking up the loose ball and chipping into the empty net from the edge of the box.  The 'bot didn't take it lying downand Mark Peat had to be at his best to stop them drawing level but it finished 1-0.

The team was: Peat, Donnelly, Devine (T Jaconelli), Murphy, Hunter (Gibb), Nimmo, Walker, Sloan, Hislop, A Scott, Gribben (B Jaconelli)

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Even Dave couldn't call that one a tap-in!

 

The noise and buzz in the shed when Hissy scored that day was incredible. Would put the wee Rose’s pitiful little ‘yaay’ when Coyne scored last night to shame.

 

Auld Heid currently teetering on the verge on their thread and the match one.

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Nov 24th

1990 and a Junior Cup 2nd Round tie at home to Cumbernauld United.  The BU's were on a five match unbeaten League run at the time and were in fine fettle.  They continued their good form with an easy 5-0 over the visitors.  Gary McLennan opened the scoring, followed by doubles by Russell Cheape & Jimmy Dawson

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

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Nov 25th

A recent game in 2017 but one worth recalling.  Junior Cup day and our opponents were the leaders of the Western SuperLeague, Kilwinning Rangers.  Not surprisingly they were huge favourites but crashed to earth at Newtown.  Calum Scott opened the scoring in 15 mins.  The BU's dominated the first half but it wasn't until 5 mins after the break that Fraser Keast volleyed home a 2nd goal.  The Rangers were then reduced to ten men before Calum Scott wrapped things up 3-0

The team was: Murphy, Gibb (Flynn-Gillespie), Snowdon (Batchelor), Campbell, Hunter, Gemmell, Jacobs, A Shirra, Keast (Millar), Kelly, Scott

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Nov 26th

1977 and the Journal headline said it all. 'Bo'ness wreck Rose record'.  The BU's faced an unbeaten Linlithgow Rose side at Prestonfield in front of 800.  Several things made this game notable.  Andy Dunleavie made his debut, lining up with three other teenagers.  This was the game that saw Willie Ferguson save two penalties from former BU man Tommy Ure, 48 seconds apart!  Ian Miller scored the first from a good breakaway and then Tom Breen fired home a free-kick.  The Rose got one back but to no avail.  2-1 to the BU's.

The team was: Ferguson, Robertson, Taylor, Stewart, McQueen, Dunleavie (Boyd), Craw (Balanowski), Breen, Miller, Eddie, McDonald 

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Nov 27th

1971 saw a rare Junior Cup win in Ayrshire, as the BU's triumphed 4-2 over Hurlford United.  Jimmy Tierney got himself a brace and Eric Sinclair and Dave McOwat scored the others.

The team was: Gilmour, G Logan, McQueen, Simpson (Millar), Frew, Zelman, Noblett (Sinclair), Brown, Tierney, McGregor, McOwat 

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18 minutes ago, Jambo'ness said:

Nov 27th

1971 saw a rare Junior Cup win in Ayrshire, as the BU's triumphed 4-2 over Hurlford United.  Jimmy Tierney got himself a brace and Eric Sinclair and Dave McOwat scored the others.

The team was: Gilmour, G Logan, McQueen, Simpson (Millar), Frew, Zelman, Noblett (Sinclair), Brown, Tierney, McGregor, McOwat 

Was there a Davie Snedden (Ex-Kilmarnock) in the Hurlford team that day?

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Nov 26th

1977 and the Journal headline said it all. 'Bo'ness wreck Rose record'.  The BU's faced an unbeaten Linlithgow Rose side at Prestonfield in front of 800.  Several things made this game notable.  Andy Dunleavie made his debut, lining up with three other teenagers.  This was the game that saw Willie Ferguson save two penalties from former BU man Tommy Ure, 48 seconds apart!  Ian Miller scored the first from a good breakaway and then Tom Breen fired home a free-kick.  The Rose got one back but to no avail.  2-1 to the BU's.

The team was: Ferguson, Robertson, Taylor, Stewart, McQueen, Dunleavie (Boyd), Craw (Balanowski), Breen, Miller, Eddie, McDonald 


Yaaaaassssss!!!

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