Poltonhall Recreational Ground was the venue as Bonyrigg Rose Reds welcomed Currie Star in this SEYYFL clash. Bonyrigg began the proceedings, and created the first opportunity of the match in the first minute. Corey Hamilton slipped Lewis Cahill behind the Currie defence, he timed his run perfectly, and hit a shot which narrowly crept wide of the post.
Only two minutes later and Currie created their first opening. Kevin Essah sent Lewis Murray through on goal, but unfortunately for him the shot which followed was just short of the target.
In the sixth minute Essah nearly found himself on the scoresheet. He burst his way through the Rose defence, however the goalkeeper was there to prevent him from opening the scoring.
In the 14th minute Bonyrigg created a great chance. Ewan Borthwick slid a ball through which Matthew Bell latched onto, before Owen Nolan in the Currie Star net stood firm to deny him.
The action was end-to-end at this point and Currie Star’s Essah was the next to test the goalkeeper. His low shot was saved down at the right-hand post in the 19th minute. Only a minute later, however, he was to put things right. Essah held his run, Fraser Caldwell released him, and he did not pass up the opportunity, placing his shot underneath the onrushing keeper, handing Currie Star a 1-0 lead.
In the 25th minute Bonyrigg came back with a swift reply. Bell evaded two defenders and went one-on-one with the Currie keeper, the opportunity appeared to be lost as he cut inside, but Bell had other thoughts, and curled his shot into the far corner, levelling the score at 1-1.
With 34 minutes on the clock Lewis O’Brien struck a volley inside the box, although the keeper was there to hold it, preventing Bonyrigg from taking the lead. And so the sides went in at half-time on level-pegging.