Bo’ness star hails fans for their support

Darren Gribben
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Bo’ness United forward Darren Gribben believes the backing of their home support can help the BUs progress even further in the William Hill Scottish Cup.

The Newtown Park men booked their place in the fourth round for the first time with an enthralling 5-4 win over League Two Elgin City in Saturday’s third-round replay to set up a home tie against fourth-tier leaders Arbroath.

Although he admitted Arbroath would be favourites for the clash on Saturday, November 29, former Berwick Rangers star Gribben is quietly confident that they can be the first Junior club to reach the fifth round.

He said: “It’s different opposition with Arbroath being top of the league, but I’m sure the home draw has helped us. They’ll be favourites, but we’ve got a massive couple of games before that so the boys won’t be thinking about that just yet.

“We’ve got players that can hurt defences and we know we can score goals. Bo’ness is one of the best supported clubs in the Juniors – home and away. We got around 1300 supporters at the game on Saturday on a horrible day and if it’s a nicer day we’ll get more.”