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11 hours ago, boheesian said:

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

 

11 hours ago, boheesian said:

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

I think he was the manager.

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38 minutes ago, desmond tutu said:

 

I think he was the manager.

Not sure if he appeared that day but he was the player/coach.

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Nov 28th

1981 and a first and only visit to East End Park, to play Dundee Osborne.  This was a ground they shared with Stobswell.  The Junior Cup 2nd Round was the occasion and the BU's cruised to an easy 4-1 win.  Wee Jackie Dunn scored two, in between goals from Stuart Park and Ian Miller.

The team was: Crooks, Robertson, Breen, Miller, McQueen, Young, Shields, Dunn, Park (Strathie), Wilson, Reid

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Nov 28th

1981 and a first and only visit to East End Park, to play Dundee Osborne.  This was a ground they shared with Stobswell.  The Junior Cup 2nd Round was the occasion and the BU's cruised to an easy 4-1 win.  Wee Jackie Dunn scored two, in between goals from Stuart Park and Ian Miller.

The team was: Crooks, Robertson, Breen, Miller, McQueen, Young, Shields, Dunn, Park (Strathie), Wilson, Reid


Did Bo’ness ever play the Stobbie? Used to frequent East End Park a long, long, long time ago.

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22 hours ago, Eednud said:


Did Bo’ness ever play the Stobbie? Used to frequent East End Park a long, long, long time ago.

I'm afraid not.  Our paths never crossed.

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Nov 29th

2003 saw a visit from Penicuik Athletic, then two divisions below us, in the Fife & Lothians Cup.  The BU's won 3-0 without too much fuss.  Gordon Abbott opened the scoring before Chris Dolan weighed in with two strikes.

The team was: Cairns, Burrows, Dolan, Todd, McCluskey, Donald (Muirhead), Struthers, Ryan, Mooney, Thomas, Abbott (Jeffrey)

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Nov 30th

1991 and the first Junior Cup meeting with Kelty Hearts over in Fife.  An enthralling match ended with the BU's coming out on top by 4-3.  The goals were shared around by George Allison, Kenny Neil, Mark Harrison & Jimmy Burns.

The team was: Kirkwood, Davidson, Cheape, Purdie, McLean, Fisher, Neil, Allison (Ewing), Harrison (Verhees), Burns, McLennan

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I remember this game, probably the furthest back I can remember for a Junior Cup away day! Bound to have been at other cup games before this but can't recall.

Nov 30th

1991 and the first Junior Cup meeting with Kelty Hearts over in Fife.  An enthralling match ended with the BU's coming out on top by 4-3.  The goals were shared around by George Allison, Kenny Neil, Mark Harrison & Jimmy Burns.

The team was: Kirkwood, Davidson, Cheape, Purdie, McLean, Fisher, Neil, Allison (Ewing), Harrison (Verhees), Burns, McLennan

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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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9 hours ago, Jambo'ness said:

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

Have heard about this game and apparently committee men had to fill in. The centre half was Dick Potter the then club secretary, but don't know the others.

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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

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9 hours ago, Standalone said:

Have heard about this game and apparently committee men had to fill in. The centre half was Dick Potter the then club secretary, but don't know the others.

Apart from the two listed trialists and Potter, everyone else played a few games that season.  So I assume the trialists were committee men

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6 hours ago, Jambo'ness said:

Apart from the two listed trialists and Potter, everyone else played a few games that season.  So I assume the trialists were committee men

Supporters attending the match may also have been involved but unclear on that.

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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)

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2 hours ago, Jambo'ness said:

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)

That should have been the end of our relationship with Junior football, from that moment on any credibility in staying junior was gone for me personally

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That should have been the end of our relationship with Junior football, from that moment on any credibility in staying junior was gone for me personally


Likewise. That game was the beginning of the end with the Juniors without a doubt. Would go as far as to say I probably wouldn’t still be attending every week if we’d stayed Junior.

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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)

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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.

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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

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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

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