There's a cliche about anything being possible in cup football and if ever an example was needed then this was it. Falkirk Athletic made it to the final of the Lady Darling Cup in a game that had 10 goals, another disallowed and a 'keeper finishing the game playing as an old fashioned outside right.
It was Falkirk Athletic who took the lead after 28 seconds when Martin Russell slid home a cross from wide on the right which caught the Rose A defense napping.
The Bonnyrigg defense wasn't the only one who hadn't quite woken up yet as Falkirk allowed Darren Leslie to equalise almost instantly after Harry Tranent couldn't quite get on the end of a cross.
As the first half settled down it was Bonnyrigg Rose who took the game by the scruff of the neck and looked to take the lead when David Gallachers cross was met by a strong Tranent header which was held well by James Penman in the Falkirk goal.
Just a few minutes later Tranent scored the second for Bonnyrigg when another header was neatly dispatched beyond the unfortunate Penman after a nice cross by Russell.
Rose continued to dominate the first half and scored a third on 21 minutes when Gallacher curled one past Penman into the bottom right hand corner after some tenacious wide play by Gary Nicholson.
Falkirk Athletic stopped the match from running away from them just two minutes later when Jamie Arbuckle capitalised on some defensive confusion to bring the score back to 3-2.
Following arbuckles goal the momentum swung back in Falkirks favour and Scott Blair was unlucky to head just over from a corner but the renewed pressure ultimately lead to Falkirks equaliser in the 28th minute. Connor McCourt showed fantastic determination to win the ball back high up the field and placed the ball into the far corner to draw his side level. McCourt had been involved in everything Falkirk had done up to this point and thoroughly deserved his goal.
Just as the first third of the game passed the seventh goal of the afternoon was scored. Nicholson played a simple cut back into the path of Darren Muir who calmly rolled the ball home to restore Bonnyriggs lead.
With five minutes left of the first half Falkirk clawed level once again. A nice series of passes through the Falkirk midfield, involving Connor McCourt unsurprisingly, let Russell fire home his second and level the scores once more.