Bo’ness Athletic v Easthouses Lily

A dominant performance and excellent result to open the new campaign in the Second Division saw Bo’ness pick up 3 points in their opening fixture of the season. It was a rainy first half with Easthouses Lily opening the scoring on 7 mins. The referee awarded Bo’ness a penalty and Robertson tucked away the spot kick on 17 mins. Jason McKay struck a thundering shot, in 34 mins, from the centre circle which smacked the crossbar and went in off the keeper.

The sun came out for the second half and Easthouses Lily scored a terrific free kick from just outside the 18 yard box, to equalise on 49 mins. Ryan Robertson put Bo’ness 3 – 2 up on 51 mins. Chris Ogilvie blasted home on 71 mins to put Bo’ness into a comfortable lead.  Stark, making his debut, replaced McAteer for the only Bo’ness substitution on 75 minutes and Ryan Robertson completed his hat trick on 90 mins to end the game and give Bo’ness a well deserved start to the East of Scotland Second Division.

Final Score: Bo’ness Athletic 5 – 2 Easthouses Lily
The East of Scotland Second Division League Match No. 1


Hill Of Beath Hawthorn V Bo’ness Athletic

Good exercise and further preparations against Premier side, Hill of Beath.
Chris Ogilvie opened the scoring in the first half, before the home side equalised midway through the second period, with a last minute penalty the decisive goal of the match.
Thanks to all at the Haws and best wishes for the new season.
All eyes turn to next Saturday when we kick off the Second Division campaign.
Final Score: Hill of Beath 2 – 1 Bo’ness Athletic

Bo’ness Athletic v West Calder United Pre-Season Friendly

Another good session as we prepare for the new competitive season. Thanks to West Calder United and best wishes to them for the new campaign.
Debut goal for Ryan Weir kicked off proceedings, with Michael Weir and Callum MacDonald rounding off the scoring.
Final Score: Bo’ness Athletic 3 – 2 West Calder United

Bo’ness Athletic v Kelty Hearts Pre-Season Friendly

The Athletic kicked off their preseason friendly fixtures with a glamour match against SPFL League One side, Kelty Hearts. This match saw Tiwi Daramola return to Newtown Park as an opposing player and he was warmly received.

With the visitor’s preparations much further developed, it was always going to be a tough encounter for the newly assembled Athletic squad in their first fixture.

Despite the early onslaught of visitor advances and goals, The Athletic continued to build and opportunities became more regular deep into the game. Their reward was a clever Robertson  goal on 82 mins.

Final Score: Bo’ness Athletic 1 – Kelty Hearts 5

Game Highlights

Goal of the Season 22/23

Goal of the Season: Jason Mackay (v Armadale Thistle, 25th March)