Bonnyrigg are the champions

Bonnyrigg Rose are crowned Super League Champions 2015/16. The clubs two captains, Ross Archibald (left) and Jonathon Stewart with the cup.   (Staff photo by Toby Williams)
Bonnyrigg Rose are crowned Super League Champions 2015/16. The clubs two captains, Ross Archibald (left) and Jonathon Stewart with the cup. (Staff photo by Toby Williams)

Bonnyrigg Rose clinched their first East Super League title in five years last midweek with a 3-0 home win against Camelon .

The Midlothian men, who only needed a point to become champions, scored on the stroke of half-time through a stunning rocket shot from 25 yards by Ruaridh Donaldson. Second-half goals by Lewis Turner and Andrew Kidd completed the win.

Speaking to The Advertiser on the morning after their title triumph, Rose manager Robbie Horn was ecstatic.

He said: “It was just a great moment last night.

“Obviously I have had a decent enough football career, playing for Hearts, winning the league with Berwick Rangers and representing my country at various youth levels. But this tops the lot.

“I’m really proud to be manager of this club. It has been a great season for us and a tremendous achievement.

“There was a decent crowd last night. Obviously if it was on a Saturday it would have been a bigger crowd, which is a bit disappointing.

“But it was great celebrating last night, although, it was just a bottle of beer and away home as we all had work in the morning.

“We plan to celebrate in Bonnyrigg on Saturday.

“We could still potentially win more silverware. To do the double would be just fantastic. That would round it off.

“It has been a fantastic season but it would be even better to pick up the Fife and Lothians Cup as well.

“I have to single out our captain Ross Archibald. He has been talking about retiring, so what a fitting way to go out, if he does retire. He is a really well liked guy and well respected around the club.”