Bo’ness gear up for ten days of destiny

Allan McGonigal
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Manager Allan McGonigal believes the next ten days will define Bo’ness United’s entire season.

The Super League champions host Newtongrange Star tonight on league duty (kick-off 7pm) in the first of five games within a ten-day period as they look to maintain their challenge to league leaders Kelty Hearts.

Bo’ness are currently on a 14-game unbeaten run, with their last defeat coming at the hands of tonight’s opponents in November, and they’ve kept a clean sheet in all but one of those matches. The title race is incredibly tight though, with Kelty nine points clear with only two games remaining, while the BUs have another four league games left to play after tonight’s encounter.

“Five games in ten days – have we got the squad to cope with that?” said McGonigal. “We will maybe just squeeze it out and if we can get through these games it will be massive.

“It beggars belief that we have won 13 of our last 15 league games and we still don’t have our destiny in our hands. It’s been a great season, but it could be a brilliant season if we stay unbeaten for the next ten days.”

Bo’ness are without Stuart Hunter and Andy Scott, while the visitors are missing Chris King, although Gary Cherrie and Kris Renton, who were sent-off against Broxburn on Saturday are free to play as their two-game bans don’t kick in until Thursday.