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.