Bonnyrigg smash Fifers in emphatic Scottish Cup victory

Bonnyrigg Rose v Burntisland
Bonnyrigg Rose v Burntisland

Bonnyrigg Rose were heavy favourites for the preliminary round two Scottish Cup tie against Burntisland Shipyard, but nobody expected the gulf which was evident when the game got under way.

It took just five minutes for the opening goal to arrive. Keiran McGachie strode down the right before pulling back for left-back Ruaridh Donaldson, who found the bottom corner with a composed finish.

By the time McIntosh made it 2-0 on 14 minutes when he powered an effort across goal, Rose could easily have been celebrating their fourth.

After opening his account for the afternoon, it took him just a minute to find his second – Jonathan Brown’s low ball lapped up by the frontman.

Centre-back Ewan Moyes powered a header past poor visiting keeper Marcus Taylor for number four, who, it has to be said, prevented the scoreline being even worse for the Fife outfit.

Striker Sean Jamieson scored his first of the afternoon – his fifth in the competition after hitting four in the previous round against Glasgow University – just before the break. By this point you could safely assume Rose were in the next round.

There was no feeling sorry for their opponents after the break, however, as Rose went for the jugular.

Jamieson got his second after being teed up by McIntosh and midfielder Chris Tobin got in on the act after great work from Lewis Turner to set him up.

There was still more than half the second period remaining when McIntosh cushioned a header past Taylor 
from Tobin’s ball into the box to make it eight. That set a theme for the next 18 minutes as he scored a further four.

Striker McGachie would have been kicking himself had he not got a goal, but he got his name on the scoresheet for number 13 after McIntosh played him in.

Andrew Kidd left the best for last with a lovely high finish into the net from the edge of the box. By this time the almost 400-strong crowd were waiting for referee Lloyd Wilson’s full-time whistle to call a halt to the slaughter.

Rose will be praying for progression further into the competition in order to recoup the cash they’ll have dished out in goal bonuses after this one.

Turriff United now lie in wait and, while it’s a tricky away test for Rose, with McIntosh in this kind of form they’ll fancy their chances.