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On Saturday afternoon, The King George V Park in Bonnyrigg played host to an entertaining cup tie between Bonnyrigg Rose 17's and Edinburgh City 17's.
The game had plenty of incident and both sides gave their all throughout.
Bonnyrigg did take the lead early in the game when a shot by Shaun Martin was saved by Ben McGinley and then bundled into the net by the well placed Marc Moffat.
The lead did not last long when a corner for Edinburgh City went straight into the Bonnyrigg goal. The left foot of fullback David McKenzie credited with the equaliser.
Bonnyrigg responded quickly and were creating opportunities to get the ball into the opposition box when another save by McGinley fell to Euan Casey who finished well at the back post to give his side a the lead.
Bonnyrigg actually almost got a 3rd goal before halftime when defender Steven Paton had a long range drive well saved by McGinley.
Half Time: Bonnyrigg Rose 17's 2 - 1 Edinburgh City 17's.
The second half started and Edinburgh City's intent was clear. They were getting the ball in advanced positions quickly after the restart and were only denied by brave defending from the Bonnyrigg backline. Great play by Jack Liddell on the left found Darren Clifford free in the area but the midfielder couldn't quite test Liam Logan in the Bonnyrigg goal.
Bonnyrigg soon reminded their opponents they were also a threat, good running from almost his own half by Alexander White was unlucky not to get the end product it deserved.
Edinburgh City were soon level though and the goal was to spark a devastating spell for the visitors. Jack Liddell headed the ball into the Rose net from a corner on the left handside. Liddell was to soon get his second. The wide man worked some space for himself before calmly slotting his low shot into the goal beyond the helpless Logan in the Rose goal.
City went on to make the win more comfortable when further great play by Liddell found Shaun Martin who headed home, then Liddell's work wide once more found teammates in the Bonnyrigg area and eventually Darren Clifford slotted home.
Bonnyrigg can take heart from the fact they matched their opponents for large parts of the game and truth be told the difference between the sides proved to be the clinical finishing of City in the second half.
What can also be said is that whoever draws Edinburgh City in the next round of the Craig Gowans Cup will definately have a battle on their hands in keeping man of the match Jack Liddell quiet. He was excellent.
Full Time: Bonnyrigg Rose 17's 2 - 5 Edinburgh City 17's