Visitors have too much for the Star

Newtongrange Atar 1-2  Bo'ness.  ''William Snowdon gets the second for Bo'ness.
Newtongrange Atar 1-2 Bo'ness. ''William Snowdon gets the second for Bo'ness.

While Newtongrange were looking to follow up their win at Penicuik it was Bo’ness United who bounced back from recent defeats.

United were immediately onto the front foot with Robert Sloan going close with a free kick and Don Morrison heading wide. And the visitors went ahead just before the quarter hour mark when Michael Gemmell passed to Marty Wright, who turned well before rolling the ball to Ian Nimmo and the midfielder drilled a low 20 yard left footed shot into the Nitten net.

Star could have equalised but Matti King scuffed a shot when in a great position and then Kris Renton had a long range drive that hit the post before bouncing to safety.

Nimmo had a volley saved before a second Bo’ness goal was added on 27 minutes.

A Darren Gribben free kick was only parried by home Keiron Renton keeper and after a scramble in the box it was Will Snowdon that forced the ball home to make it 2-0 .

Snowdon almost got another for Bo’ness when he hit the bar with a header and United should have made it three with the move of the match on 40 minutes when Sloan shot over the bar from a great position after good play by Nimmo and Chris Donnelly. United almost regretted this immediately when Star’s Gary Cherrie then hit the bar just before the interval.

After the break Bo’ness missed a great chance to seal it when Donnelly cut the ball back to Gribben but somehow he shot over the bar from close range. The much improved visitors were dominating midfield keeping up the pressure with further efforts going close.

In contrast Newtongrange didn’t look threatening until they got one back on 70 minutes when Kris Renton turned well before smashing home a right footed drive.

The Star then went close to equalising on 76 minutes when a powerful Lee Currie shot which looked goal bound was bravely headed away by Ross Campbell. Bo’ness then had another chance to seal it when Snowdon headed wide from a corner.

The visitors managed to see out the remaining minutes comfortably to earn a well-deserved win and give them confidence ahead of an away Scottish Junior Cup tie at Troon. Newtongrange next entertain Broxburn in the Super League.