Bonnyrigg’s woes continue on pitch

Bonnyrigg Rose v Linlithgow Rose. Photo: Malcolm McCurrach
Bonnyrigg Rose v Linlithgow Rose. Photo: Malcolm McCurrach

Bonnyrigg manager Max Christie cut a frustrated figure in the early stages of Saturday’s East Super League match against Linlithgow Road.

The pressure was clearly getting to him as he lambasted referee Mike Taylor for awarding a series of free-kicks in the visitors’ favour.

It was from one of those dead-ball situations that Linlithgow came close to taking the lead on 10 minutes, with Adam Nelson curling a free-kick over the bar of Bonnyrigg’s trialist goalkeeper Connar Easton.

Linlithgow looked threatening on the deck as well, with winger Roddy MacLennan again the standout. His delivery provided Tommy Coyne with the opening goal after 17 minutes, the ball fired into the near post area from the left wing and Coyne got in front of his marker to sidefoot home.

The visitors continued to trouble the home defence, although Bonnyrigg did work out an effort of their own on the half hour, but Sean Grady’s effort was matched by keeper Michael McKinven.

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