Bonnyrigg Rose Colts were crowned Tom Welsh Cup winners after a 6-2 victory over Gala Fairydean Rovers. With the score tight at 2-1 at half-time, four Arran Laidlaw goals in the second period were enough to give them victory and perhaps a more flattering scoreline.
The game got off to a flyer, with Bonnyrigg opened the scoring on 10 minutes. Bobby Wilson played in free kick from the left hand side and Jack Solway met the ball with his head four yards out to power the ball beyond Adamo Antonacci in the Gala goal.
Antonacci did well to stop Solway scoring minutes later when he blocked his shot after a good run down the right and the same player was denied another opportunity at goal when Gala’s Juodeikis produced a great covering tackle.
Gala were having a good spell and forced a good save out of Ryan Kay who parried the ball from a Tom Fowler shot. The Gala pressure paid off when they levelled the scoring on 18 minutes through a great individual goal from Keiran Clark. Eighteen yards out on the right the Gala man hit a dipping shot over the head of the Bonnyrigg keeper to find the back of the net.
Gala’s celebrations were cut short two minutes later when Bonnyrigg regained the lead when poor defending allowed Solway to nip in to slot home and claim his and Bonnyrigg's second goal of the game.
The Midlothian team were in control at this stage and came close to extending their lead when Solway nearly claimed his hat-trick when his looping shot came of the top of the cross bar. Antonacci then saved brilliantly to deny Lawrie Wilson a minute later from 10 yards out.
Josh Winnick should have finished the half on a high for Bonnyrigg after a great ball in from Solway found him free at the back post. With the goal at his mercy he failed to connect with the ball and a great chance went a begging.