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.
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.