Sauchie ran out worthy 4-1 winners at Bonnyrigg Rose and might have won by an even greater margin but for loose finishing. Bonnyrigg were not helped by having to play for an hour with ten men after Paul Currie was sent off for a truly horrendous challenge on Darren Cummings.
Sauchie took an early lead when David Winters hit home a fine goal after good work by Colin Samuel. Paul Currie replied for the Rose in 20 minutes but was sent off soon after.
Cummings then added a fine second for Sauchie, firing home from 20 yards. To be fare to Bonnyrigg they had a go in the first half and might have gone in level at half-time.
After Brian Morgan missed the sitter of all sitters for Sauchie the home side had several chances but could not capitalise. Bonnyrigg really had no answer to the pace of Colin Samuels and Cummings who continually created chances. The second half was a stroll for Sauchie. Man of the match Cummings floated a left foot effort in 55 minutes and after they had squandered numerous chances Alan Comrie completed the scoring late on.
Bonnyrigg: Hay, McLeish, Roseburgh, Horne, White, Gemmell, McKenna, Currie, Renton, Grady, McDonald. Subs: Main, Manson, Archibald, Woodburn, Gray.
Sauchie: Halliwell, McCulloch, Pajczynki, King, Tully, Stevenson, Morgan, Comrie, Samuel, Cummings, Winter. Subs: Syme, Purdie, Bonnar, Bones, Jackson.