Bo’ness into last eight of Fife and Lothians Cup

Darren Gribben scored the first goal for Bo'ness
Darren Gribben scored the first goal for Bo'ness
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Bo’ness United struck three goals in the final 15 minutes of their Fife and Lothians Cup tie to win 4-2 against Junior Cup finalists Musselburgh Athletic at Newtown Park last night.

In what was an enthralling third-round tie, the home side came from 2-1 down to book their place in the quarter-finals at home to South Division outfit Blackburn United.

Bo’ness striker Darren Gribben wasn’t expected to feature after picking up a knock in the win over Lochee United at the weekend, but he started and got the opener after 20 minutes.

Stevie McLeish’s Burgh levelled on the stroke of half-time through striker Steven Thomson, before free-scoring forward Jordyn Sheerin hit his 37th goal of the campaign with 15 minutes remaining.

Burgh’s lead lasted less than a minute however, as home defender Will Snowdon struck a penalty past goalkeeper Ally Adams, with visiting midfielder Michael Hunter shown a second yellow card for fouling substitute Keiran Anderson in the area.

Bo’ness used the advantage of their extra man as Anderson made it 3-2 with a spectacular strike from outside the area, before the youngster made sure of the win with another in the closing stages.

Linlithgow’s trip to Fauldouse United and Broxburn Athletic’s match away to Camelon were both postponed.