Bo’ness United v Auchinleck Talbot



As the rain shower lashed down, ‘G’ lashed home this long range effort into the back of the net and opened the scoring for Talbot. 0-1.
Well his goal certainly got a mark of 10 out of 10, as Graham gets congratulated by Talbot’s number 10, Mark Shankland.
Steven Wilson keeps a close eye on his man, as he aims to win the ball back for Talbot.
Now this is either a hefty challenge or some sort of Strictly Come Dancing move.
As Kemp gets a headed chance in front of goal for Talbot, I think this Bo’ness player chooses the wrong time to show off his Saturday Night Fever moves.
Who’s gonna get to the ball first? Shankland does his best to make sure it’s him.
Calvin Kemp manages to evade this sliding tackle.
As Graham Wilson gets fouled by the Bo’ness ‘keeper, its a fine line between whether it is a free-kick or penalty that should be awarded.
Mark races into the box and goes for a cheeky wee lob over the ‘keeper but unfortunately he manages to get a hand to it and push the ball wide of the far post.
Armstrong fires the ball back up the wing for Talbot.
“It’s alright mate…I don’t wanna see your twinkle toed dance moves, thank you very much.”
Sean McIlroy practices his traffic controlling moves.
Klark Thompson skips past his man and races down the wing.
The Bo’ness defender takes the plunge with a lunge but McIlroy manages to evade the outstretched leg.
Jamie Glasgow gets brought down by the Bo’ness player in front of the Talbot bench.
‘Whitey’ stands his ground and makes Bo’ness play the ball backward.
Whyte and Steven can only watch and McPherson stands his ground, as Bo’ness fire a shot towards the Talbot goal.
Wullie Lyle chases down the man he is marking.
Pooler keeps hold of the ball inside the Bo’ness box.
McCracken gets a crack at goal, as he finds space at the back post to unleash a low header.
Glasgow has a go from the left side of the box and fires in a low drive.
The rain was a pain but these smiles are better by miles!!! Photographs by Paul Flynn.

Talbot traveled to Bo’ness to provide the opposition for the Will Snowden testimonial match to celebrate the popular Englishman’s decade at Newton Park. A decent crowd had gather for the match and although classed as a testimonial match it proved to be a good workout for Talbot where the full squad was given some match time.

A strong wind hampered most of the match which was also interrupted by some squally rain showers, and throughout the game the ball was over or under hit.

Talbot started on the front foot and Kemp fashioned a chance but hit his shot weakly into the arms of the keeper. the same player set up Shankland after he had robbed a defender but Shankers squandered the the chance when he made a fruitless pass into nowhere.

The deadlock was broken in the 25th minute when Graham Wilson pounced on some poor defending and as he homed in on goals the expected shot didn’t come as the forward checked onto his other foot, deceived the defence and curled a fine shot into the corner of the net.

The weather was definitely spoiling the match as it bogged down in the middle of the pitch. On 26 minutes Talbot were dealt a blow when Liam Weir limped off but he was replaced by the experience Ross Harvey. Right at the end of the first half Shankland nearly doubled Talbot’s lead with a cheeky lod that just went over the bar.

At the beginning of the second half Talbot made eight substitutions and added another ten minutes later. in fact Brian Hewitt replaced Andy leishman in nets with 15 minutes to go making ten substitutions in total.

The second half was an even affair but Talbot should have added a few more when Glasgow headed a McIlroy cross over the bar when it was easier to score and the striker was unlucky to get on the score sheet in the dying minutes but the keeper somehow blocked his shot.

The home side did have a few efforts on goal and it took a one handed save from Brian Hewitt to keep Talbot in the lead.

All in all Talbot can be pleased with the outing and the win should set them up for the visit of Glenafton.

TALBOT: Leishman (Hewitt 75), Armstrong (Lyle 45), Pope (Whyte 57), Pettigrew (White 45), Weir (Harvey 26), S,Wilson (Thompson 45), Hyslop (McCracken 45) Latta (Glasgow 45) G.Wilson (Pooler 45), Shankland (McIlroy 45) Kemp (McPherson 45).


Date Time Season
July 29, 2017 14:00 2017/18


Team1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Bo’ness United000
Auchinleck Talbot101

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Auchinleck Talbot

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