Scottish Cup
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Bo'ness United 0-5 Arbroath

Arbroath's Simon Murray grabbed a hat-trick to end Bo'ness United's cup dream in an emphatic win at Newtown Park.

The East Region Junior side held out for 28 minutes before Murray's close-range finish broke the deadlock.

Paul McManus began a second-half goal deluge when he netted from six yards for the League Two leaders.

Murray grabbed his second after being teed up by Kevin Nicoll and added his third in the 75th minute before McManus found the bottom corner a minute later.

The part-timers had a chance to give the majority of the 1,769 crowd something to cheer late on only for Stuart Hunter to head over.


Bo'ness United

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Peat
  • 8Philp
  • 4Campbell
  • 5Hunter
  • 2Snowdon
  • 6Nimmo
  • 3DonnellySubstituted forScottat 60'minutes
  • 10Pittman
  • 7Walker
  • 9AndersonSubstituted forCowanat 63'minutes
  • 11GribbenBooked at 64mins


  • 12Cowan
  • 13Wallace
  • 14Leiper
  • 15Murphy
  • 16Scott
  • 17Sloan


Formation 4-4-2

  • 1McCallum
  • 2Little
  • 4NicollBooked at 42mins
  • 5El-Zubaidi
  • 3McBride
  • 7Linn
  • 6Whatley
  • 8Hunter
  • 11LowdonSubstituted forJohnstoneat 53'minutes
  • 9McManusSubstituted forBuchanat 81'minutes
  • 10MurraySubstituted forSmithat 77'minutes


  • 12Stewart
  • 14Buchan
  • 15Smith
  • 16Johnstone
  • 17Lindsay
  • 18Wallace
  • 21Morrison
Craig Charleston

Match Stats

Home TeamBo'ness UnitedAway TeamArbroath
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    Match ends, Bo'ness United 0, Arbroath 5.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bo'ness United 0, Arbroath 5.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Kevin Buchan (Arbroath).

  4. Post update

    Ross Campbell (Bo'ness United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Craig Johnstone (Arbroath) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Nicky Walker (Bo'ness United).

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    Attempt missed. Darren Gribben (Bo'ness United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

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    Foul by Ali El-Zubaidi (Arbroath).

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    Mark Cowan (Bo'ness United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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    Scott McBride (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Ian Nimmo (Bo'ness United).

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    Foul by Mark Whatley (Arbroath).

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    Andy Scott (Bo'ness United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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    Attempt missed. Stuart Hunter (Bo'ness United) header from the centre of the box is too high.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Arbroath. Kevin Buchan replaces Paul McManus.

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    Corner, Bo'ness United. Conceded by Kevin Nicoll.

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    Foul by Adam Hunter (Arbroath).

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    Nicky Walker (Bo'ness United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Arbroath. Jack Smith replaces Simon Murray.

  20. Goal!

    Goal! Bo'ness United 0, Arbroath 5. Paul McManus (Arbroath) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Bobby Linn.