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Currie Star shine in cup as Bonyrigg's Rose wilts

Currie Star FC 6

Kane 17, 65, 75 Ross 54, 73 Quinn 78

Bonnyrigg Rose FC 1

Jones 87
  • Saturday, 06 December 2014
  • Meggetland 3G
  • Under 17´s
  • Prison Officers Cup

Currie Star booked their place in the second round of the Prison Officers Cup after a convincing 6-1 victory against a hard working Bonnyrigg Rose side. Kane scored a hat-trick, Ross a brace and Quinn chipped in with a single for Currie whilst Jones collected a well deserved consolation goal for Bonnyrigg.

A extra bonus for Currie is that they go straight into the quarter finals where they will play the winner of Leith Athletc v Cavalry Park after receiving a 1-0 win against Mussleburgh Windsor in the second round.

Leith Athletic YFC / Cavalry Park

Currie started off the game playing nice controlled football and passed the ball well, but it was Bonnyrigg who created the first chance of the game with three minutes gone. Jose Tedaja picked up the ball 25 yards out and forced Charlie Brice into a good save to tip the ball round the post for a corner. The resulting corner went to long and out of play.

Currie were moving the ball quickly and their one two touch passing was mesmerizing at times. Currie were causing problems down the visitors left and saw this as a area where they could capitalize with the pacey Lazim.

Bonnyrigg were trying to get their footballing game going but the pace and movement of the home side had them tied in knots at times and this proved the case when Currie opened the scoring 17 minutes into the half. Kane and Daniel Jardine combined and when Jardine played the ball back into Kane he twisted and turned inside the box and from 10 yards out he found the left hand corner. Taylor was a bit unlucky as he did get a hand to it but the shot had to much power for him to divert the shot behind.

The Currie players were now on fire and the interchanging of players was causing even more problems for the visitors as if the speed of Currie's play was not enough to contend with. Bonnyrigg then had James Wilson to thank for not going further behind after Lazim played in Arran Singh but a timely tackle by Wilson halted him in his tracks.

A free kick about 25 yards out for Bonnyrigg in a central position gave them an opportunity to test Brice again in the home goal. Blair Jones stepped up and struck a well hit free kick which Brice spilled and Rohan McDowell following in was unlucky to see his low driven shot come of the bottom of the post. 

Currie were looking for that second goal and with five minutes to go came close when Kane played a delightful ball into the box from the right hand side and Ross was inches away from making contact at the far post.

Currie looked like they should have been awarded a penalty three minutes to half time after Singh was brought down in the box. but the referee didn't agree and the Currie appeals were waved away.

A one goal lead is always precarious and Cameron Alexander came close to leveling when he put his header just over the bar. Then into added on time Bonnyrigg won a free kick 18 yards out to the right side of the goal. The Currie touchline held their breath as Michael Anderson lined up the free kick which he played to the far post where Young just puts his shot wide of the post to the relief of everyone involved with Currie Star and they went into the break with their one goal lead intact.

  • Half Time:
  • Currie Star FC
  • 1-0
  • Bonnyrigg Rose FC

Currie should have doubled their lead five minutes into the second half when Singh played a super ball into the danger area and Ross found himself free in the middle of the box. Unfortunately he fluffed his lines and missed a golden opportunity to increase the home sides lead.

Domenico Pacitti picked up the ball and slipped in Ross who's initial shot came of Taylor in goal, but he reacted quickly to finish off at the second attempt to give Currie daylight between them and Bonnyrigg for the first time in the match with 54 minutes gone.

The game pace started to slow down with 30 minutes left which was expected as it had been played at a hectic pace, but this did not stop Currie's continuing with their passing and moving game. They went further ahead on 65 minutes when a free kick 25 yards out was played in by Ross. The ball rattle the cross bar and Kane reacted the quickest to header in at the far post from 4 yards out.

The 73rd minute saw Ross who had been a threat all game latch onto a poor clearance and drove in on goal and rounded Taylor in goal to calmly slot the ball home for Currie's fourth and his second of the game.

The worrying thing for the visitors was that the home side now lifted the tempo back to the level they showed in the first half and Calum McDonald came close, but Taylor saved well. But he was picking the ball out of his net only a minute later. A super pass in from Pacitti on the left gave Kane the opportunity to claim his match hat-trick on the 75th minute which he took when he fired low into the net at the near post with a first time shot to round of a good individual performance.

The men from Lanark Road were on easy street now and were in full flow. They were on the score sheet again on the 78th minute when Seath was disposed by Kane in the midfield who played the ball out to the Quinn who fired home finding the far corner.

Bonnyrigg to their credit were still pushing forward and came close when McDonald played a inviting ball right across the Currie box just yards out from goal which was cleared by the Currie player for a corner. He was lucky as he could have as easily put the ball into the back of his own net.

The resulting corner was played in and cleared by Singh but the ball back in was met by the head of Jones who nodded in from about four yards out guiding the downward header away from the outstretched hand of Brice. A consolation goal with three minutes left to go but well deserved reward for the effort Bonnyrigg had put into the game.

Currie played some terrific football in this match and Bonnyrigg showed some resolute defending, but in the end the difference was down to taking chances when they came and Currie showed clinical finishing on the day.

 
  • Full Time:
  • Currie Star FC
  • 6-1
  • Bonnyrigg Rose FC

Lineups

Currie Star FC
Bonnyrigg Rose FC
2. Calum Brown
3. Domenico Pacitti
4. Jackson Barker
6. Liam Hutchison
7. Daniel Jardine
8. Calum McDonald
9. Dominic Kane
10. Arran Singh
12. Philip Blaney
13. Charlie Brice (GK)
14. Cameron Ross
15. Aidan Quinn
16. Euan smith
17. Donnie Campbell
19. Samer Lazim
20. Liam Boath
1. Brian Taylor
2. Adam Crawford
3. Greg Young
4. James Wilson
5. Max Roarty
6. Jack Shaw
7. Cameron Alexander
8. Blair A. J. Jones
9. Lewis Seath
10. Michael Anderson
11. Rohan McDowell
15. Lewis Gray
17. Jonathan Crutcher
18. Nicholas Allan
20. Lewis Short
21. Jose McQueen Herreros De Tejada
Star Player
Currie Star FC
Bonnyrigg Rose FC
Dominic Kane claimed a well deserved match hat-trick which rounded off a good individual performance for himself but although he clearly showed he can score goals but he also demonstrated he is a team player who works so hard for his team mates on and off the ball.
James Wilson who was immense at the back for the visitors who time after time cleared his lines and put his body on the line for his team.
Magic Moment
Currie Star FC
Bonnyrigg Rose FC
Cameron Ross great free kick from 24 yards out which rattled the cross bar. So unlucky not to score but it did set up his teams third goal. Think the bar may be shaking still.
Blair Jones getting a consolation goal which was great for himself but also great for his team as they certainly deserved it after the effort and hard work they put into the game.
Club Views
Currie Star FC
Bonnyrigg Rose FC
Paul McGovern, coach of Currie Star Fc, said: "I thought we did well in the first half but thought we needed to up the tempo but we done enough to take the lead. In the second half we asked for more and play the game more in their half and we certainly did that.

I thought the second half we were excellent and got the goals we certainly deserved. All credit to Bonnyrigg, they dug in and they were a hard team to break down early doors. I think when we got the third goal it was about then getting some more. Our passing and movement second half was great and we played really good football"
Colin Clarke, coach of Bonnyrigg Rose Fc , said: "I Thought we competed well in the first half and were unlucky to go behind and could have even got in front. Second half we drifted out the game and our energy levels dropped pretty bad and they picked us of. I was very proud of the boys as they kept going to the very end and got a consolation goal which I thought they deserved at least that out of the game."
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