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