Bo’ness Athletic v Edinburgh College

A brace from Robertson, Main’s first goal for Bo’ness and a stunning
strike from MacDonald saw Bo’ness comfortably win 4-1 to comfortably
progress into the second round of the Alex Jack Cup.

It took until the 28th minute for Robertson, on the left hand side,
to slot the ball across goal and into the net, close to the keepers far
post. The Edinburgh defender tried in vain to keep the ball out but only
succeeded in sending the ball further into the goal.

A switch to the opposite side of the pitch paid dividends as
Robertson collected the ball from a pass down the right hand side on 31
minutes. He calmly struck a low shot in under the keeper, diving towards
his left hand post.

3 minutes later McInnes found space in the box and in a one on one,
saw his effort smothered by the Edinburgh keeper in 34 minutes.
Then Main charged down the right hand side and with a wicked shot, saw his effort palmed over the crossbar.

Into the second half and the 63rd minute saw Turnbull replace McInnes for the first Bo’ness substitution of the match.

It didn’t look good for Shanks in the 72nd minute when his studs
seemed to catch in the turf and he appeared to twist his knee. However,
after leaving the pitch for a few minutes, he was able to shrug it off
and see out the match.

Goal of the game went to Calum McDonald in 76 minutes as he strode
down the left to fire a floating shot straight into the top left corner
of the goal leaving the keeper no chance.

An 84th minute deft pass across goal found Main in space on the left
of goal and he had plenty time to accurately drill the ball into the

A further substitution on 85 minutes saw MacDonald off and Kyle Stark enter play.

Robertson was denied his hattrick on 89 mins as his shot was deflected just past the post.

Edinburgh grabbed a late consolation goal in the final minute of the
game when a defensive mix-up between the Bo’ness keeper and his defender
saw the ball glide past him and into the Bo’ness goal.


Final Score: Bo’ness Athletic 4 – 1 Edinburgh South
The Alex Jack Cup, First Round