In an exhibition of footballing supremacy, Bo’ness Athletic showcased their relentless prowess by trouncing Newburgh 9-0 at East Shore Park. This latest encounter marks yet another chapter in Bo’ness’s unrelenting pursuit of consecutive promotions, leaving Newburgh battered and bruised in their wake. With an astounding 26 goals scored in their last three encounters this season, Bo’ness Athletic asserted their dominance in a manner that has become synonymous with their style of play.
From the opening whistle, it was evident that Bo’ness had no intentions of taking their foot off the gas. A lightning-quick run into the Newburgh territory set the stage for a clinical finish by Callum MacDonald in the 2nd minute, leaving the keeper with little chance.
The 4th minute witnessed a beautifully executed one-two between Weir and Robertson, resulting in an inch-perfect cross across the goal from Robertson, comfortably slotted home by MacDonald. The visitors continued to exploit their attacking prowess, leaving Newburgh’s defence in disarray.
MacDonald continued his goal-scoring spree, completing his hat-trick on the 20th minute. A rapidly taken free-kick caught the Newburgh defence off guard, allowing MacDonald to showcase his composure and finesse in rolling the ball into the corner of the net.
The 38th minute saw the scoreboard ticking over to 4-0. Bo’ness capitalized on a mistake, orchestrating a swift break, with Weir’s incisive pass finding MacDonald in a prime position to add to his tally.
In the 40th minute, a deftly taken free-kick and a deep cross from Shanks found Godwin, who controlled the ball well and had the luxury of time to navigate across the box and pick his spot past the keeper. Bo’ness confidently entered the halftime break with an imposing 5-0 lead.
Half time substitutions saw Robertson Godwin and MacKay replaced by Binnie, Duncan and Shearer and the second half commenced with no respite for Newburgh, as Bo’ness extended their lead just 7 minutes in. In a move started by Weir on he left, with a combination of passes between himself and MacDonald who, turned provider this time, delivering a precise cross for Weir to powerfully head home from close range.
On the 55th minute, goal number 7 unfolded with a swift pass originating from Bo’ness’ own area. A forward ball to Binnie down the left ebat the offside trap and he execute a well taken shot , deceiving the keeper and into the far corner of the net for a clinical finish. The Newburgh defence seemed helpless against the Bo’ness onslaught.
Trialist Connolly replaced Weir straight after the goal then moments later, it was 8-0, as another incisive pass split the defence, and Shearer’s cross-shot ended up diverting into the net off an unfortunate Newburgh defender but Shearer claimed the goal.
Bo’ness’s dominance and comfort on the ball around the opposition penalty area persisted, culminating in Duncan finding the back of the net to secure a resounding 9-0 victory.
It was another high scoring game for Bo’ness against what seemed like a young Newburgh side, which sees them having scored an amazing 84 goals so far in the league having played just over half their fixture.
Final Score: Newburgh 0 – 9 Bo’ness Athletic
The East of Scotland Second Division League Match No. 17