Major week for Bonnyrigg in the Scottish Cup

Bonnyrigg players applaud fans support
Bonnyrigg players applaud fans support

Bonnyrigg Rose face the 
mouthwatering prospect of a tie against Hibernian if they can overcome Dumbarton 
in the Scottish Cup.

The fourth round draw was made on Monday at Rugby Park, Kilmarnock and it paired the eventual winners of their third round cup 
replay with the 2016 Scottish Cup winners Hibernian.

But first, they have to beat Dumbarton at the Cheaper 
Insurance Direct Stadium next Tuesday, December 6, kick off 7.45pm.

And what an incentive it will be for the players and the club as the winners will have a home tie.

Rose boss Robbie Horn said: “It’s a massive 
incentive to now get through to the next round, huge, but we’ve got to take care of business next Tuesday first.

‘‘We can’t look any further than Dumbarton just now and we’ve also got an important game coming up in the Scottish Junior Cup.

‘‘We’ve got to look at these games first and then, if we get through, fantastic, we’ll deal with Hibs later.”

Horn said his main concern at this moment was the match against Thorniewood in the third round of the 
Scottish Junior Cup.

He said: ‘‘For us to go on a run in the Scottish Junior Cup would be fantastic but we are aware Thorniewood will make it difficult for us.

‘‘It’s similar situation to last week as we are the favourites and there is no pressure on them to win.

Looking back to last weekend’s heroics against Dumbarton, Horn heaped praised on the club, committee members and the local community for pulling together to ensure 
that the game went ahead, saying: ‘‘It was a fantastic day for the club. The amount of 
effort they put into getting 
the game playable is something you don’t get at senior level but that’s community spirit.”

On his players performance, he said: ‘‘I had a feeling on the day that we could do it. There was no pressure on us at all and the players showed what they were capable of.

‘‘It was by far the best performance by the team since I took over at the club and I was very proud of them.

‘‘We now go through to Dumbarton knowing we have nothing to fear.’’