Juniors: Bo’ness maintain treble hopes

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Bo’ness United maintained their treble hopes with a 2-0 win over Arniston Rangers in the third round of the Fife and Lothians Cup at Newbyres Park last night.

Premier League side Arniston had come into the cup tie on the back of five straight victories, in which they had racked up 21 goals, but they found Super League title contenders Bo’ness determined to get back to winning ways after drawing at the weekend.

Defender Ross Campbell had the ball in the net for the visitors after seven minutes, but it was ruled out for offside.

Bo’ness keeper Stewart Baillie was then called into action after a Craig Thomson free-kick found it’s way to Arniston team-mate Lumbert Kataleza on the edge of the box. His shot was goal bound until Baillie intervened.

Campbell gave Bo’ness the lead shortly before half time when he crashed a header past home keeper Bartosz Rachowski from a Robert Sloan corner-kick and although Arniston began the second half brightly, it was Bo’ness who got a second goal after 52 minutes.

Left-back Stewart Devine began the move with a crossinto Sloan and the former Hearts midfielder flicked the ball into Tony Jaconelli who timed his run into the box perfectly to volley past Rachowski.