Bo’ness United into semi-finals

Kieran Anderson scored for Bo'ness
Kieran Anderson scored for Bo'ness
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Bo’ness United sneaked through to the semi-finals of the East of Scotland Cup last night with a 1-0 win at home to Premier League side Jeanfield Swifts.

The second tier hosts put up a brave fight against last year’s Super League champions, but went down to a Kieran Anderson strike ten minutes from time after the hosts lost midfielder Ian Nimmo to a red card. Bo’ness will host Dundonald Bluebell at Newtown Park in the last four.

Linlithgow Rose bounced back from their weekend derby loss to Bo’ness with a 4-2 triumph at Hill of Beath.

A depleted Rose side with three trialists on the bench went behind in the opening minute, but striker Calum Smith, wearing a mask due to a broken nose, hauled them level soon after,

Colin Strickland put Danny Smith’s men in front ahead of the break, before Smith added another just after the interval. Beath pulled one back, but Strickland restored the Prestonfield side’s two-goal lead with a well executed free-kick.

Armadale Thistle suffered a blow to their hopes of avoiding the relegation play-off spot with a 3-0 loss at Camelon in their final league game of the season. The West Lothian outfit hold a two-point advantage over second bottom Carnoustie Panmure, but they have two league games remaining.