Juniors: Nine man Bonnyrigg pick up home win

Bonnyrigg Rose 2 Fauldhouse United 1

East Super League

Bonnyrigg Rose hit their 65th goal of the season last Saturday in their 25th overall game gaining their 27th league point in their 18th Super League game.

Bonnyrigg had reverted to home comforts after their 3rd round Fife and Lothians Cup tie at Blackburn had been waterlogged off after an early morning inspection but this rearranged Super League match was hampered by very windy conditions making it very difficult for everyone, and cold!

The trying conditions led for the most part to a goalless first half though Rose did hit the bar through Spartans loanee Errol Douglas. Fauldhouse had the wind first half and saw chances missed by Andy McQuillan and Jamie Robertson while Ross Archibald tried in vain for Rose to break the deadlock.

Early in that second half Douglas again missed an opening but drama on the hour mark with a red card and missed penalty! First Shaun Woodburn was given a straight red card for a last man tackle on Andy McQuillan but the resultant spot kick was brilliantly saved by Rose keeper Paul Grant.

And 10 man Bonnyrigg grabbed a 1-0 lead in 72 minutes through Errol Douglas following good work on the left wing by Dean Hoskins and substitute Connor Thomson as the new striker netted a well taken goal.

However in 77 minutes it was all square when a Lawson cross found Andy McQuillan heading home for Fauldhouse pulling the visitors back to 1-1!

But the Rose were not to be denied and with a slight bit of fortune netted a second and ultimate winner direct from Connor Thomson’s corner that keeper Murphy might have dealt with better.

Bonnyrigg were to finish with just nine men however because in the last minute a second yellow for Dean Hoskins, for kicking the ball away, saw a second Rose red of the afternoon but in the remaining time Bonnyrigg held their ground to collect all three points for a struggling victory.

Bonnyrigg Rose.

Grant ,Archibald ,Hoskins, Hamill, Wilson , Woodburn, King, Horne, Hislop, Douglas, Stewart.

Subs Court, Beaton, Thomson, Whitson, keeper Easton.