U20 Development League Conference A - 7th December 2018

U20 Development League Conference A
Friday 7th December 2018
HOB U20s 4 - 1 Camelon
Scorers: - Harrison, Nicoll, Valente
& Jardine

Friday 7th December
Very happy with the lads tonight in our home League game against Camelon. Again in difficult conditions we took the game to our opponents and forced them back. After hitting the post and bar three times we opened the scoring with a cross come shot from Dylan Harrison, after this a great run and cross from Rory, Dean arrived at the back post to score. We lost a goal from a corner after half an hour but just before half time Marco popped up at the back post to score from our corner to take us in at half time 3-1 up. The second half was much the same with us dominating play and on the hour Jack scored with a shot from outside the box. The game finished 4-1 to us and the lads deserved another 3 points. Delighted with the performance and look forward to an away trip to CumbernauId next week before the Christmas break.

U20 Development League Conference A - Friday 30th November 2018

U20 Development League Conference A
Friday 30th November 2018

Bonnyton Thistle 3 - 2 HOB U20s
Scorers:- Jardine & Binnington

Friday 30th NovemberOn our travels to Kilmarnock tonight to play Bonnyton Thistle. The game started in horrendous conditions with both teams sizing each other up with little chances being created. After 15 minutes slack defending cost us a goal with Bonnyton going 1-0 up. This sprung us into action and it wasn’t long before Jack had us back on level terms at 1-1. The remainder of the half we pressed for a second and had 4/5 great chances to get a second. Second half started as the first finished with us pressing for a second goal which came from Josh on the hour mark. Again we had great chances to put the game to bed but for some great goalkeeping and poor finishing it wasn’t to be. With the game heading towards the end Bonnyton grew in confidence from our missed chances and recorded two counters to take a 3-2 lead. Try as we could we couldn’t find an equaliser. Happy with the way we competed and performed tonight but a harsh lesson on taking your chances and defending properly at all times. Looking forward to next week already!

U20 Development League Conference A - Friday 23rd November 2018

U20 Development League Conference A
Friday 23rd November 2018
HOB U20s 1 - 0 Tynecastle
Scorers:- Jack Jardine

Friday 23rd November
A home league game tonight against Tynecastle FC was our challenge this week. Both teams started the game very well getting the ball down and playing some good football. Half time arrived with the score at 0-0 without there being any clear cut chances as defences from both sides performing very well. We made a couple of positional changes at half time and this spurred us on and after 55 minutes Jack was brought down in the box and a penalty awarded, Jack stood up and scored the spot kick to put us 1-0 up. As the game progressed Tynecastle grew in strength and in the closing minutes were throwing everything at us to get an equaliser but the lads defended superbly and Declan pulled off two great saves to secure another three points. Very happy with the attitude and effort tonight resulting in some great play all round.

U20 Development League Conference A - Friday 16th November 2018

U20 Development League Conference A
Friday 16th November 2018
Whitehill Welfare 4 - 3 HOB U20s
Scorers:- Josh Binnington (2) Alex Reilly

Friday 16th November 
Away to Whitehill Welfare tonight in the League knowing it was going to be a tough one after our draw against them in the first game of the season. We settled very quickly and raced to a two goal lead with Josh scoring both goals after causing their defence no end of problems. Whitehill got themselves back into the game with a slack goal from our point of view after 25 minutes. Alex though restored our two goal lead just before half time with a well taken goal. Second half started with us again pushing to extend our lead before a mad 20 minute spell where we lost 3 goals to be behind 4-3. Try as we could we couldn’t find an equaliser and came away with no points. We’ve learned tonight that in this League you must be switched on at all times and not drop your focus. Back at home next week to Tynecastle. 

U20 Development League Conference A - 9th November 2018

U20 Development League Conference A
Friday 9th November 2018
HoB U20's 1 - 1 Heriot Watt Uni
Scorer:- Lewis Payne

Friday 9th November
Very tough conditions tonight with wind and rain a big factor at Beath astro  in our League game at home to Heriot-Watt University. Again, we started well and took the game to our opponents. Not a lot of chances in the first half with the main talking point being after 20 minutes Lewis being straight through on goal and being upended on the edge of the box resulting in a free kick for us and a yellow!! card for the defender. Second half Heriot used the wind to their advantage and pressed hard for the opener which came after 65 minutes. Credit to the lads though they regrouped and after a couple of changes we were pressing for an equaliser. A tactical change seen us play with four strikers for the last 10 minutes and we got our reward when Lewis bundled the ball over the line in 85 minutes to give us a well deserved and probably right on the night 1-1 draw. Difficult conditions to get the ball down tonight but delighted with the attitude and work rate. On the road again next week away to Whitehill Welfare.

U20 Development League Conference A - 2nd November 2018

U20 Development League Conference A
Friday 2nd November 2018
HoB U20's 4 - 3 Cumbernauld Colts
Scorers:- Jardine (2), Mitchell, Harrison.

Friday 2nd November.
Back at home to face Cumbernauld Colts tonight in what was a great night for football. Again, we started strong and a repeat of last week Lewis was brought down in the box and Jack scored from the spot. After 30 minutes of some great play Jack scored again to make it 2-0 and it looked like we would increase that lead. Unfortunately we gave away a penalty and went in at half time with a 2-1 lead. Quick goals in the second half from Dylan and Jake had us comfortably in control until we let our guard down and lost two late goals, another penalty and a good move from Cumbernauld. All in all, delighted again with the performance and attitude. 

U20 Development League Conference A - Friday 26th October 2018

U20 Development League Conference A
Friday 26th October 2018
Preston Athletic 2 - 6 HoB U20's
Scorers:- Jardine, Mitchell, Reilly, Watt (2), Payne.

Friday 26th October
Delighted to pick another three points on the road against Preston Athletic at Prestonpans. Again, we were quick out the block and Lewis was fouled in the box in less than a minute, Jack stepped up to slot home the penalty. Not long after Jake scored from a corner and we were looking very comfortable. Unfortunately we lost our way a bit and allowed Preston back into the game when a mix up in defence resulted in Marco scoring through his own net. A wee chat at half time inspired the lads and they came out the second half and dominated proceedings. Further goals followed with a brace for Craig, a first goal for Alex and to round it off a counter from Lewis. Final score 6-2. Very happy with the second half performance and we look good when we pass and move the ball quickly. Back at home next week when we welcome CumbernauId Colts to Keirs Park on Friday.

U20 Development League Conference A - Friday 19th October 2018

U20 Development League Conference A
Friday 19th October 2018
HoB U20's 2 - 1 Newtongrange Star
Scorers:- Nicoll & Payne

Friday 19th October
After three away games it was great to get back to Keirs Park in our League game versus Newtongrange Star. As usual the pitch was in fantastic condition. We started the game very well and pushed forward at every opportunity and after 20 minutes Deano arrived at the back post to drive home from just inside the box. Following this we got a bit scrappy and allowed Newtongrange an equaliser just before half time. We came out for the second half and again stamped our authority on the game with some good play. After a long run into the box from Lewis he was fouled by the keeper and stepped up to score the winner from the spot. All in all, not our best performance but delighted with our work rate and endeavour. Great to see the two new lads Luke and Alex get some minutes.

U20 Development League Conference A - 12th October 2018

U20 Development League Conference A
Friday 12th October 2018
Kelty Hearts U20s 2 - 0 HoB U20's

Friday 12th October
A tough test for the boys tonight away to Kelty. Both teams started well with very little chances being created. Kelty got the break through midway through the first half after a good passage of play. We continued to compete and missed a couple of chances to draw level before half time. The second half mirrored the first half with Kelty pressing for a second which came after an hour. Again, we worked hard to get back into the game but it wasn’t our night. A tough night for us but we’ll go again next week at home to Newtongrange.

U20 Development League Conference A - 5th October

U20 Development League Conference A
Friday 5th October 2018
Newtongrange Star 0 - 7 HoB U20's
Scorers:- Payne (4), Mitchell, Nicoll,
Mauchlen.

Friday 5th October
On our travels again tonight to New Victoria Park, Newtongrange Star in our third league game. A warm welcome was received with the pitch in excellent condition. We started quickly and were soon pressing for the opener which came from a Rory corner after 16 minutes which Jake headed powerfully home. Lewis was then upended in the box and from the resulting penalty he made it 2-0. The lads came out for the second half in determined fashion and further goals were to follow with another 3 counters from Lewis and 2 more from Ryan and MOM Deano making the final score to 7-0. Again delighted with the clean sheet, the work rate and the attitude from all the players.

U20 Development League Conference A - 28th September

U20 Development League Conference A
Friday 28th September 2018
Edinburgh Uni 0 - 4 HoB U20's
Scorers:- Payne (2), Mitchell, Marshall

Friday 28th September
Very happy to pick up our first 3 points in our first away league game against Edinburgh University. Both teams took time to settle in an even first half, a few chances but we went in 0-0. After a couple of changes to our set up we dominated the second half and after an hour Lewis took a chance on a defensive lapse and got us in our way with the opener. This was quickly followed with an unstoppable strike from Jake from outside the box to make it 2-0. We continued pressing and a further two goals from Lewis and Rory completed the scoring. Very happy with the performance and delighted with the clean sheet from Declan and our defensive play. John Mitchell

U20 Development League Conference A - 21st September

U20 Development League Conference A
Friday 21st September 2018
Haws U20s 5 - 0 Dunipace Utd
Scorers:- Jardine (3) Harrison, Penman

First home league game was our challenge tonight and we welcomed Dunipace United. Again this week we started very well and after 10 minutes Jack had us in front from the penalty spot after Jake was upended in the box after a fine run. The lads never settled for this and kept working hard creating a number of chances and after great work from Lewis at both goals Jack completed his hat trick on 67 minutes. Following this good play from Dean and Ryan setting up Dylan for our fourth and Andrew with a shot from outside the box completed the scoring at 5-0. Very happy with the display and great to secure 3 good points.

U20 Development Qualifying League Section C - 14th September

U20 Development Qualifying League Section C
Friday 14th September 2018
HoB U20's 9 - 0 Newtongrange Star
Scorers:- Jardine (5) Payne (3) Watson (1)

We knew going into tonight’s final Qualifying Cup group game against Newtongrange Star that nothing less than a win was required. The lads didn’t disappoint and started the game very strong and could easily have been goals in front in the first 10 minutes. Eventually Lewis got us going and the goals followed at regular intervals. Again for the second time in our section Jack got five goals with Lewis completing his hat trick and counter from Jay seen us run out winners 9-0.  Pleased to see the team play very good football and defensively looking strong. With BSC and Musselburgh drawing we leapfrogged Musselburgh into second place in the table and qualified for the quarter finals. Delighted with our start and looking forward to the League campaign kicking off next week at home to Dunipace

U20 Development Qualifying League Section C Friday 7th September 2018

U20 Development Qualifying League Section C
Friday 7th September 2018
HoB U20s 1 - 3 BSC Glasgow
Scorer:- Harrison

At home again this week to BSC Glasgow in our fourth game in our Qualifying league cup section. BSC came with a three wins under their belt and were going to be a tough test for us. This is how the game turned out as BSC started the game very strongly and went 1-0 up from the penalty spot after 4 minutes. We slowly got into the game and started to match our opponents and causing them a few problems. Our efforts were rewarded soon after half time as Dylan equalised after some great work by Lewis. This only spurred on BSC who hit back soon and wrapped the game up with ten minutes remaining to win 3-1. Another good performance from the lads and on another night we could have taken something from the game.

U20 Development Qualifying League Section C Friday 31st August 2018

U20 Development Qualifying League Section C
Friday 31st August 2018
HoB U20's 5 - 1 Musselburgh Ath
Scorers:- Binnington, Jardine,
Marshall and Payne (2)

U20 Development Qualifying League Conference C Friday 24th August

U20 Development Qualifying League Conference C
Friday 24th August
Mid Annandale 3 - 8 Hob U20s
Scorers:- Jardine (5), Harrison, Nicoll, Bexfield

U20 Development Qualifying League - 17th August 2018

U20 Development Qualifying League
Friday 17th August 2018
Whitehill Welfare 1 - 1  HoB U20's
Scorer:- Jack Jardine

Away to Whitehill Welfare in the League Qualifying Cup.
A tough start for the lads who competed very well securing a 1-1 draw. On another night we could have came away with a win after a series of chances to secure a  positive result. Jack Jardine scored our goal with an unstoppable shot early in the second half only for us to concede late in the game. No complaints, the lads gave everything in a very promising performance to kick off the season.   John Mitchell

Fife Cup Final - 10th June 2018

Fife Cup Final
Sunday 10th June
HoB U17's 3 - 0 Glenrothes Strollers
Scorers:- Jardine, Nicoll & Cuthbert

Fife Cup Champions 2017/18

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Summer League Cup Final - 3rd June 2018

Summer League Cup Final
Sunday 3rd June
HoB U17's 2 -  1 AM Soccer
Scorers:- Nicoll & Jardine

Summer League Cup Champions 2017/18

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