Bo’ness Athletic v Edinburgh College (Cup)



A brace from Robertson, Main’s first goal for Bo’ness and a stunning strike from MacDonald saw Bo’ness 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 net.

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


Date Time Season
12/08/2023 14:30 2023/24


Newtown Park
Newtown Park Stadium, 104 Jamieson Ave, Bo'ness EH51 0JX


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Bo’ness Athletic244
Edinburgh College011

Bo’ness Athletic

1Kyle Wilson Goalkeeper
2Jonny Mitchell Defender
3Ryan Shanks Defender
4Jack Sharples Defender
5Blair Woodburn Defender
6Jason Mackay Midfielder
10Callum MacDonald 13 Midfielder 76'
11Ryan Robertson Forward 28', 31'
13Kyle Stark 10 Forward
14Cole Stein Defender
15Aiden Hodge Midfielder
16Blair Lenathen Forward
17Murray McNeish Midfielder
Yellow Cards
Red Cards

KO 28 31 63 76 84 85 FT