Bo'ness United take advantage of fixture wipeout

West Lothian club go 13 points clear

Sunday, 12th January 2020, 2:14 pm
Updated Sunday, 12th January 2020, 2:41 pm
Prolific striker Kieran Anderson has signed for Bo'ness from Stenhousemuir

Premier Division leaders Bo’ness United took full advantage of being the only top-flight fixture to avoid the weather wipeout as they stretched further clear of their title rivals with a 4-0 defeat of Blackburn United.

The match at Blackburn’s artificial New Murrayfield Park was the only game to beat the weather as the BUs brushed aside the only team to have beaten them in the league this season, a 1-0 loss which came back in November.

Max Christie’s side are now 13 points clear of second place Camelon after goals from Craig Comrie, Craig Stevenson, Brian Ritchie and an own goal, and he was beaming with their performance.

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“With it being the only game on in our league it was a big chance to get the points on the board,” said Christie. “Blackburn had beaten us the last time we played so we were right up for it and we played very well, they were all at it. We dominated the game, going 2-0 up by half-time and it could have been more. We finished worthy winners.

“We are passing the ball better and we have the bit between our teeth. There is still a hell of a lot of football to play, a lot of big games but we have put ourselves in a good position.”

Striker Kieran Anderson returned to Bo’ness on Friday night when he completed his move from Stenhousemuir, and Christie, who managed the forward when in charge at Broxburn Athletic is delighted to have got the deal done.

He added: “Kieran scored 47 goals last year and I had him at Broxburn as well and I think he was 30 a season for the three seasons I had him so he offers a lot. He’s talented and does things a lot of players can’t do. He’s a good signing and we have a lot of high hopes for him.”

Elsewhere, 1st Division Conference B leaders Tynecastle drew for the second game in succession after a goalless 90 minutes away to Leith Athletic. Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale eased past Craigroyston at the Oriam with a 4-1 victory thanks to a Joe Viola double and a goal each from Sean Cumming and Sean Wringe.