Wayne’s world as Rose romp to 14-goal victory

SBMA Bonnyrigg Rose v Burntisland
SBMA Bonnyrigg Rose v Burntisland

Bonnyrigg Rose striker Wayne McIntosh single-handedly tore East of Scotland League team Burntisland apart as Rose romped into the first round of the William Hill Scottish Cup with a 14-0 victory.

The visitors simply couldn’t handle the Super League champions, McIntosh in particular, who chipped in with half of Rose’s final total to deliver their greatest Scottish Cup victory ever.

It is the biggest scoreline in the Scottish Cup since Stirling Albion demolished Selkirk 20-0 in 1984.

McIntosh revealed he had been on the receiving end of pelters from his team-mates for having the same footwear as manager Robbie Horn.

He said: “Those goals have got me buzzing again. I had a few things on my plate recently and that’s come to an end, so there is a weight lifted off my shoulders.

“I had new boots on as well. I think they’ve worked wonders. I was getting ripped off the boys because I had the same boots as the gaffer – they were calling me a referee so I had to get shot of them!”

In Monday’s draw, Rose learned they will face a first-round trip to Turriff United, who were soundly beaten 3-0 at home by Hibs in the Irn-Bru Cup third last weekend.

McIntosh will be a tad disappointed with that, as he said after Saturday’s match that he was hoping the draw would throw up a meeting against his former employers, Whitehill Welfare, a club where he was prolific in two spells spanning six years.

“We’re in the next round and hopefully we can get a good draw,” McIntosh said after the match. “If we can get a home draw against somebody – that’s what it’s all about for clubs like this, to get luck of the draws.

“If you can miss out a couple of the big guns early on and get a couple of no bad draws, you could end up drawing the big guns in the fourth round.

“That’s what it’s all about for all these guys that work here, they work tirelessly.

“ It would be brilliant for the club financially as well, and the boys are all buzzing for it.

“With the age I am now (31) I’m thinking this could possibly be my last season, I’m really busy with my work and I’ve got young kids, so I think it’s important I put a wee bit time in with them while I’m young.

“If the team could go on a run it would be a dream come true, but we can’t get carried away, we’ll just take each game as it comes.

“If we got Whitehill that would be brilliant, but I’m not bothered who we get.”