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