7 January 2007

The Bo'ness Connection

A short-lived team in terms of the Scottish League, the town of Bo'ness will be better remembered as host for the Junior game...

Founded: 1880s (full name Borroustouness)
Reformed: 1945 as Bo'ness United (Junior club formed from the merger of Bo'ness FC and Bo'ness Cadora FC)
Ground: Newtown Park

League History:
Eastern Football Alliance 1891/92; Eastern Football League 1893/94; Central Football Combination 1901/02-1903/04; Eastern Football League 1903/04-1905/06; Scottish Football Alliance 1905/06; Scottish Football Union 1906/07-190?/??; Central League 1909/10-1914/15; 1919/20-1920/21; Scottish League Division Two 1921/22-1926/27; Division One 1927/28; Division Two 1928/29-1932/33 (expelled mid-season); Scottish Football Alliance 1933/34; East of Scotland Football League to 1938/39.

Club Honours:
Best season: Scottish League Division One 19th (1927/28).
Scottish League Division Two Champions (1) 1926/27.
Eastern Football League Champions (1) 1903/04.
Central Football League Champions (3) 1909/10, 1919/20, 1920/21.
East of Scotland Football League (1) 1938/39.

Players capped by the Irish FA while at Bo'ness
..................Int'l Career.....League...........Caps
Player............. with Club ....App(sb)/Gls ...at Bo'. Total

Christy Martin..... 1925 .........??? (0)/ ?? .... 1 .... (1)

George O'Boyle (13 full caps from 1994-1998) played for Bo'ness United in the Scottish (Junior) Eastern Region Super League from 2003/04-2005/06.
Bo'ness United remain one of the leading teams in Scottish Junior football, and have won the Junior Cup three times (1948, 1976 and 1984) and been runners-up three times (1947, 1979, 1983).

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