Bo’ness seize command of the Super League title race

Nicky Walker set up the first for Bo'ness and scored the fourth. Pic: Steven Scott Taylor
Nicky Walker set up the first for Bo'ness and scored the fourth. Pic: Steven Scott Taylor
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Bo’ness United put their title destiny firmly in their own hands last night after they moved two points clear at the top of the Super League with a 4-0 win over Camelon at Newtown Park.

With Linlithgow having drawn 2-2 away to Bonnyrigg Rose at the weekend, Bo’ness knew a win would put them four points clear of their rivals with just four games left.

And they came flying out the blocks, opening up a 3-0 half-time lead. Darren Gribben fired home the first from a Nicky Walker cross after 11 minutes.

Steven Hislop forced in the second on 34 minutes. Defender Ross Campbell then headed in Robert Sloan’s cross two minutes before the break.

Five minutes after the restart, Walker completed the scoring before Camelon striker Kevin Kelbie was given a straight red card for dissent with half an hour left.

Bo’ness have a greater goal difference of 16 over main challengers Linlithgow, who need the BUs to slip up if they are to have any hope of retaining their league crown. The two are still due to meet at Prestonfield, although that match – originally planned as a final-day title decider – might be brought forward to avoid Bo’ness already having the league won by then.

Meanwhile, Dalkeith Thistle last night won 5-1 at Livingston United. It means a win at Premier League strugglers Montrose Roselea in their final game of the season will secure a play-off against third-bottom of the Super League for a place in the top flight.