Friday 3rd May - Camelon v HOB U20s

Friday 3rd May
Tonight we completed our league campaign away to Camelon at Little Kerse. We started very quickly and put Camelon on the back foot by going 2-0 up inside 4 minutes, goals from Deano and Ross. Camelon responded by getting a goal back from the penalty spot after 20 minutes, this only spurred us on and after some great play Ross went on to complete his hat trick for us to lead 4-1 at half time. Second half started in the same fashion and after an hour we were 6-1 ahead with further goal for Deano and Ross. Camelon pulled a late goal back to complete the scoring at 6-2 to us. Very pleasing to involve Cammy and Joe from the U16's who both played the second half and impressed everyone. Tonight's win secured a fourth place finish in the league and I'm delighted with the lads contribution this season. We'll take a well earned break and look forward to next season.

Friday 29th March - HOB U20s v Bonnyton Thistle

Home to Bonnyton Thisle tonight in the Lowlands Conference A League game. The game started at a fast pace with both teams going for it. A lapse in concentration in defence cost us after 6 minutes and we found ourselves 1-0 down. Following this we pushed hard for an equaliser and had a few chances to counter but nothing would go in. On 70 minutes two dubious decisions denied us a penalty but awarded one for the opposition almost immediately resulted in us going 2-0 down. On 81 minutes Jack pulled one….

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Wednesday 13th March - Kelty Hearts v HOB U20s

Tonight seen us travel to Central Park Kelty in the quarter final of the Development league Cup. In a great first half both teams were a credit to themselves in producing some excellent football. Kelty opened the scoring after 20 minutes only for Jack to equalise almost immediately, this looked to be the score at half time only for Kelty to score again in the 45th minute. Again after 46 minutes Kelty increased their lead and then continued …..

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Friday 1st March - HOB U20s v Lothian Thistle HV

Friday 1st March 
Back at Keirs Park tonight for our 2nd Round Challenge Cup tie against Lothian Thistle HV. From the off we struggled to get into our normal stride and HV took advantage of some slack play from us and we went in 2-0 down at the interval. A bit of reorganisation at half time and we started the second half strongly. Midway through the half Ryan scored from a direct free kick and it was game on again. This though only seemed…..

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Friday 22nd February 2019 - HOB U20s V Kelty Hearts U20s

A large crowd gathered to see our local derby at home against Kelty Hearts in our Lowlands Development league game. We started very well and after five minutes Jack scored to put us in front with a great lob over the Kelty keeper. Kelty responded by putting us under pressure and equalised after twenty minutes. This seemed to settle us and we had our best spell from then till half time with Jay heading home five minutes before half time to send us in 2-1 in front. The visitors came out strong……..

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Friday 25th January 2019 - HOB U20s v Newtongrange Star

HOB U20s 6 - 0 Newtongrange Star
A home game tonight against Newtongrange Star in the first round of the Development Cup. After a one on one with the Newtongrange keeper in the first minute which we missed the game had a stuffy start from both teams with little chances created. Eventually we settled and Jack fired home from 20 yards to put us 1-0 up. This spurred us on and almost immediately Rory scored a fantastic second goal after great work by Dean. Following half time………

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Friday 18th January - Heriot Watt Uni v HOB U20s

Friday 18th January
Away to Heriot Watt at the impressive Orium Centre tonight hoping to get a positive result following last weeks defeat at Dunipace. Again, both teams were evenly matched and the game swung from end to end. Not many chances for both teams in the first half with the best a header from Rory which narrowly past the post. The second half opened up with both teams tiring on the big pitch. After an hour….

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Friday 11th January - Dunipace v HOB U20s

After our four week break an away trip to Dunipace was our first league fixture for 2019. Since our first league win of the season against Dunipace in September they have been on a decent run and we knew tonight was going to be a tough task. This is exactly as how the night turned out with both teams matching each other for long spells. Dunipace were first to score……..

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Friday 7th December - HOB U20s v Camelon

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…..

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Friday 30th November - Bonnyton Thistle v HOB U20s

Friday 30th November
On 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…..

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Friday 23rd November - HOB U20s v Tynecastle

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……

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Friday 16th November - Whitehill Welfare v HOB U20s

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…..

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Friday 9th November - Heriot Watt v HOB U20s

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 ……

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Friday 2nd November - HOB U20s v Cumbernauld Colts

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 ……….

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