Boss toots Rose’s horn after victory

Bonnyrigg manager Robbie Horn
Bonnyrigg manager Robbie Horn
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Bonnyrigg are finding their feet this season under new boss Robbie Horn, with the club unbeaten in their last five matches after their latest win, a 2-0 triumph over Carnoustie.

“It’s what we’re looking for, a bit of momentum at this time of the season,” Horn said. “We’ve proved we can score goals and it looks like we’ve tightened up our defence. Carnoustie are flying high just now, but that was a solid win for us and sets us up nicely for Fauldhouse next week.”

Ewan Moyes powered a header into the net for the opening goal after 17 minutes. The hosts then had chances to increase their lead, but went in at the break with just the one goal.

Fraser McLaren had a glorious chance to increase their lead after the interval, but failed to find the net as they chased down a second goal. Dean Hoskins then struck the crossbar with a free kick before Wayne McIntosh’s cut-back was smashed off the post by Kieran McGachie.

However, Rose were awarded a penalty in the 80th minute when McGachie was sent crashing down in the six-yard box and up stepped Fraser McLaren to slot home the resulting spot-kick.

Carnoustie have undergone a lot of changes from last season and proved no match for a Bonnyrigg side who are gathering some momentum. They still have key personnel out through injury with others still to return from holiday.

“The players are responding well to having a new boss and with some coming back from injury, we have a squad to be proud off,” Horn added.

Bonnyrigg: Andrew, Horne, Hoskins, Stewart, Moyes, Donaldson, McIntosh, Kidd, McGachie, Nelson, McLaren. Subs: Tobin, Gray, Thomson, Archibald, Wilson.

Carnoustie: McPherson, Cook, McLeod, Millar, Buggins, Roberts, Simpson, Black, McCabe, Smith, Scott. Subs: McGeechan, McIlravey, Neath, Gray, Cormack.