Bo’ness in hunt for win after horror show

Stuart Hunter

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Bo’ness United defender Stuart Hunter admitted last week’s horror show away to Lochee United was one of the worst performances of his career.

The Super League champions crashed to an unforeseen first defeat of the season in Tayside – losing 5-2 against the club with the worst defensive record in the league.

Lochee had shipped 19 goals in just six league matches ahead of last weekend – but it was Bo’ness usually solid defence which were all over the place, as the Newtown Park side lost ground on leaders Kelty Hearts and second-placed Newtongrange Star.

Hunter’s day couldn’t have got off to a worse start against the Dundee side, with the centre-back diverting a cross into his own net in the first minute before conceding a penalty for handball 20 minutes in.

“I put my hand up at full-time and said it was as bad a day as I’ve had for as long as I can remember,” said Hunter. “It just wasn’t our day, to be honest. We had a lot of good chances, but we just couldn’t put the ball in the back of the net and it obviously gave them hope and deflated us a wee bit.”

Bo’ness will hope to bounce back quickly when they host Fauldhouse United on league business tomorrow.

With Kelty and Newtongrange both in Junior Cup action tomorrow, Bo’ness have the chance to make up the ground they lost last weekend and, according to Hunter, that should be their main incentive.

He said: “Sometimes you need a result like this to bring everybody back down to earth.

“We’ve got an opportunity to get back to it tomorrow on our home park and with first and second on cup duty it is an even bigger incentive to get three points on the board.”