Bonnyrigg share a feast of goals again

Camelon Juniors 3-3 Bonnyrigg Rose
Camelon Juniors 3-3 Bonnyrigg Rose

There was a six-goal thriller for Bonnyrigg Rose on Saturday, following on from the previous week’s eight-goal feast in the 4-4 draw with Kelty.

This time it was Bonnyrigg who came back from trailing 2-0 to lead 3-2, only to concede an equaliser at 3-3 and share the points in a thrilling encounter.

Substitute Jamie Glasgow had come on in 22 minutes to replace David Grant for Camelon and he opened the scoring to put the Mariners 1-0 ahead in 32 minutes. He seized on a through ball to beat goalkeeper Billy Bald and claim the first of a stunning super-sub Glasgow hat trick.

His and Camelon’s second came just three minutes later when he beat a slack Rose defence, and the home side held their lead up to the half-time break.

But with just one minute of the second half played the Rose got back into things when they were awarded a penalty kick as Kieran McGahey was felled by Steve Graham.

Although Connor Thomson’s spot-kick was blocked by the home goalkeeper Lewis Turner was first to latch on to the rebound and he netted Bonnyrigg’s first goal of the afternoon.

Just short of the hour, Turner rattled the Camelon post with his shot as the visitors from Midlothian came close to getting back on level terms.

But the Rose soon pulled level when their second-half substitue, Wayne McIntosh, who had come on for Jon Brown, headed home the equaliser in 61 minutes.

With Bonnyrigg now well on top, they went 3-2 ahead in 67 minutes when McIntosh seized possession before turning and shooting home his own second and Bonnyrigg’s third.

The visitors looked to be the winners at that point but up popped that man Glasgow again with a clever lob over Bald to square the game at 3-3.

In 85 minutes, McIntosh had a chance for his hat-trick but he shot too high and honours finished even.

l This Saturday, Bonnyrigg are away to Scone Thistle in the first round of the East of Scotland Cup.

Newtongrange Star and Bonnyrigg Rose both drew home ties in the first round of the Scottish Junior Cup drawn last week, while there were byes for Arniston, Dalkeith, Easthouses and Penicuik.

The Rose welcome Thorniewood on September 26.