BONNYRIGG ROSE boss David McGlynn was relieved to see his team edge the points in a hastily-rearranged Super League fixture against Fauldhouse.
Both of these sides had their original fixtures postponed so this game went ahead at short notice.
The match was played in blustery conditions and McGlynn admitted: “We did enough to win, although Fauldhouse will feel aggrieved as they should have taken something from the game.”
Fauldhouse chose to play with the wind in their favour first and enjoyed a good spell of pressure.
Bonnyrigg, though, had chances with Colin Wilson bringing out the best in goalkeeper Andy Murphy.
Things livened up in the second half as Fauldhouse were awarded a penalty when Sean Woodburn brought down Andy McQuillan in the box with a last-man tackle. Woodburn was sent off but Mark Wilkins’ spot-kick was easily saved by goalkeeper Paul Grant.
Bonnyrigg then took advantage when Dean Hoskins drove clear down the right and his cross was forced over the line by new loan signing from Spartans, Errol Douglas.
Their lead lasted only four minutes, however, as substitute Ryan Mahoney sent over an inviting cross for McQuillan to glance a header into the net.
Bonnyrigg’s winner came in the 82nd minute as a corner on the left was sent curling into the far top corner by sub Connor Thomson.
Fauldhouse pressed until the dying minutes while Bonnyrigg had Dean Hoskins sent off for a second booking.
Bonnyrigg: Grant, Archibald, Hoskins, Hamill, Wilson, Woodburn, King, Horne, Hislop, Douglas, Stewart. Subs: Court, Beatson, Thomson, Whitson, Easton.
Fauldhouse: Murphy, Deans, Gibson, K Ross, Scott, Campbell, Robertson, Browne, McQuillan, Donnelly, Wilkins. Subs: Fallon, Lawson, Mahoney, B Ross, Peace.