Honour for stalwart

Mark Stewart with Bonnyrigg Rose A 21's coach Graham Pullen
Mark Stewart with Bonnyrigg Rose A 21's coach Graham Pullen

Bonnyrigg Rose A 21’s rounded off the perfect season with a presentation dinner in the Polton Inn last weekend.

The team won the Division 1 league title for the second year in a row - undefeated all season. In addition, the side lifted the South East Region Scottish Cup with a 2-1 victory against Leith during the final at Dunbar earlier in the month.

Special mention was made of Mark Stewart, who is moving on to pastures new as he is now too old to play at U-21s. Mark has played for Bonnyrigg Rose from the age of seven. He has been playing for the youth team for 16 years making him the longest serving youth player in the club’s history.

Mark, who said the last two successful seasons had been the highlight of his time with the club, added he had really enjoyed his years with Bonnyrigg and had great respect for everyone at the football club.

Graham Pullen, who has coached Mark for the last 10 years, said he had been a joy to work with and added that he had had a great influence on the team with his positive attitude, especially supporting the new players as they have come into the team. “He has been a great ambassador for the football club and I wish him all the best for the future,” said Graham.