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Bonnyrigg Rose convincing in win against Leith Athletic

Leith Athletic FC 1

Mason 79'

Bonnyrigg Rose 2

Allan 3' Beveridge 38'
  • Sunday, 13 September 2015
  • Meadowbank Astro
  • Under 16´s
  • SERYFA Division 1
Rafie Thompson

Rafie Thompson | YFS South East Region Journalist
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Leith Athletic were soundly defeated by a spirited Bonnyrigg Rose side who picked up their second win of the season with a 2-1 win at Meadowbank on Sunday.

Goals from Paul Allan and centre half Jake Beveridge saw Rose run out as winners despite Leith pegging the away side back with a goal from Zak Mason.

After an even start with both teams knocking the ball round well it was Bonnyrigg who went 1-0 up through striker Paul Allan with only three minutes played. Reece Bertram passed it to Allan on the edge of the box and after the striker drove inward his powerful shot flew into the bottom left corner from the right.

Rose kept up the pressure, determined not to let Athletic hit back. Allan had a chance to double his teams lead when Ross Eaton’s cross found the strikers head but his effort only managed to find the hands of the keeper.

Athletic had one of their first chances of the game on the 20-minute mark. Aidan Walter managed to wrestle off the opposition centre back and was unlucky to see his effort fly past the wrong side of the right post.

Leith managed to work their way into the game and would have drawn level if not for a spectacular save from keeper Bradley Barratt. Hamilton was through on goal and his powerful shot was expertly palmed over to keep Rose in front.

However, it was Bonnyrigg who would double their lead just minutes before half time. Jordan Meere’s inswinging corner was met by the head of centre half Jake Beveridge who rose highest to head the ball over the keeper and under the bar into the net.

  • Half Time:
  • Leith Athletic FC
  • 0-2
  • Bonnyrigg Rose

Leith Athletic restarted their fight after the break and managed to hold possession for some time. Eventually Findlay Paxton found the pass to unlock the Bonnyrigg defence and Zak Mason was through on goal with just the keeper to beat but his shot was straight at Barratt.

Mason had multiple chances to put his team back in the game and finally his hard work and effort paid off when he latched onto a mix up in the Bonnyrigg defence to tap into an empty net.

With the score at 2-1 the game intensified. Leith put massive amounts of attacking pressure on Rose and Hamilton had the chance to level the game with only five minutes to go. His shot from 18 yards agonisingly went high over the bar.

Bonnyrigg were nearly undone when Kieran Milne glanced a header wide from a free kick in a promising position and unfortunately for Leith that turned out to be the last chance of the game as the referee called a halt to an excellent finale.

  • Full Time:
  • Leith Athletic FC
  • 1-2
  • Bonnyrigg Rose


Leith Athletic FC
Bonnyrigg Rose
1. Adam Mclean
2. Mitchell Hutchison
3. Ewan Farmer
4. Cameron Coppola
5. Liam Reid
6. Cameron Burns
7. Findlay Paxton
8. Kyle McFarlane
9. Jack Hamilton
10. Zak Mason
11. Alexander Hyndman
12. Reece Forbes
14. Jake Montgomery
15. Aidan Walter
16. Jack Enguidanos
17. Kieran Milne
1. Bradley Barratt
2. Euan Hopper
4. Jake Beveridge
6. Jordan Meere
9. Reece Bertram
10. Kyle Brockie
15. Paul Allan
17. Lomond Gray
18. Ross Eaton
22. Aaron Wilson
26. Nicky Weir
Star Player
Leith Athletic FC
Bonnyrigg Rose
Zak Mason - Was consistently determined to score for his team and he was the reason the game had such an exciting finish. His goal came from constant desire to help his team and despite his missed chances he managed to redeem himself with his goal.
Paul Allan - Was a hard-working and intelligent striker. His movement was always smart and his pace allowed him to give the Leith defence constant problems. His goal made sure that Bonnyrigg got off to a great start.
Magic Moment
Leith Athletic FC
Bonnyrigg Rose
Allan's goal - To score after only three minutes away from home is a great achievement and Allan and his team will be delighted that they made such an early impact with some great passing play and a great finish.
Mason's goal - Mason's goal sparked a frantic end to the game. With Athletic looking down and out his goal sparked them back into life and they showed great desire after the goal to try and get level. Mason for his goal showed desire and a poaching instinct to latch onto the mix up in defence.
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