Bonnyrigg Rose forward Kieran McGachie insists the Super League leaders are taking it “one game at a time” despite inching ever closer to the title.
McGachie was on the scoresheet alongside strike partner Wayne McIntosh as Rose won 2-0 at Sauchie to leapfrog inactive Bo’ness United and move back to the top of the league.
Bonnyrigg have three games in hand over second-placed Bo’ness, who they lead by a point, but McGachie is staying grounded with Kelty in third and Linlithgow in fourth still in the mix.
“It’s an old one, but we’re taking this campaign as one game at a time,” said McGachie. “There are still eight games to go and they are tricky ones.
“Away games are where the league will be won and we still have to travel to places like Carnoustie and Broughty. This result could be decisive though.”
Bonnyrigg’s Kerr Young came closest to breaking the deadlock in an even, goal-less first half, but his header was expertly tipped over by Sauchie keeper Jordan Allen.
The second period was a different story as Rose pressed incessantly for the opener. However, they had to wait until the 70th minute before it arrived. A free-kick was played in low to McGachie at the near post and although his effort was blocked, McIntosh made no mistake by blasting the ball home.
McGachie then sealed the win on 84 minutes. Scott Gray went on a good run down the left wing before sliding a pass to McGachie who curled a great shot past the keeper.
Rose manager Robbie Horn hailed the depth of his squad and praised his players for doing a “clinical” job.
“This is a hard place to come and get any points so to do it with some good passing football keeps us on track,” he said. “We’re taking each game at a time but the midweek games could take their toll. We had bodies out but we have a strong squad and I had a lot of confidence in the players who stepped in and did a great clinical job.”
Sauchie: Allen, Dolan, Syme, Topping, Tully, Comrie, Flood, McCulloch, Diack, Cummings, Richford. Subs: Duffin, Miller, Morrison, Duncan.
Bonnyrigg: Andrews, Browne, Donaldson, Stewart, Young, Archibald, Turner, Kidd, McGachie, Tobin, McIntosh. Subs: Drummond, Gray, McLaren, Moyes, Rooney.