Seven heaven for league leaders Rose

United found the going tough at Bonnyrigg.
United found the going tough at Bonnyrigg.

Bonnyrigg Rose have a four point lead at the top of the Super League this week after they avenged their opening day defeat at St Andrews with a demolition job on Saturday.

And it could have been even more than 7-0 as the Rose had two goals chalked off and hit the woodwork before opening their account in the 27th minute, dominating the game with some 80 per cent of the play throughout.

It was a quickly taken Bonnyrigg free kick from Scott Gray to Adam Nelson whose cross into the penalty area found the waiting Wayne McIntosh who headed home the first of his superb afternoon’s foursome.

And just four minutes later it was 2-0 to the Rose when Kieran McGachie controlled the ball well before turning and shooting home to put the Rose firmly in the driving seat.

And it was just seven minutes later that Bonnyrigg went 3-0 up following a neat one-two between Lewis Turner and Scott Gray with the latter crossing to none other than Wayne McIntosh for a tap-in goal, the striker’s own 14th league goal of the season, an impressive tally with so many games still to come.

Ahead 3-0 at half time Bonnyrigg didn’t stop there and entertained their fans with four more second half goals to complete the demolition.

It was just three minutes into that second half when an interception by McGachie sezing on slack defending that saw Kieran round the Saints’ keeper and plant the ball into the Fifers’ net for goal number four.

Bonnyrigg, without the likes of Moyes and Kidd, went 5-0 up in 68 minutes when the ball was chested down by McGachie then moved on to McIntosh who unselfishly set up Scott Gray to score with a fine shot.

Hat trick time came for Wayne McIntosh in 81 minutes, the ball worked by Gray and McLaren before being squared to McIntosh who slotted home number six to complete his awesome threesome.

Bonnyrigg certainly had no failures on the day and the “piece de resistance” came for the home fans in 88 minutes when McIntosh’s stunning overhead kick swept into the Saints’ net to complete a seven goal rout.

Next up is a visit to Bo’ness on Saturday whom the Rose beat 3-2 at home in October. The hosts currently sit second in the table, however Rose still have three games in hand.