Bonnyrigg Rose keep title hopes alive

Sean Jamieson
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Bonnyrigg remain firmly in the race to retain the Super League title after this their 6-0 demolition of Broughty Athletic, the highlight being a hat-trick from striker Sean Jamieson in only nine minutes of a pulsating second half.

Boss Robbie Horn asked his players to remain focussed and keep the pressure on Kelty.

Rose now have to win their final four games to retain the title. Kelty have one game left – and they are at home Bonnyrigg.

“We had a lot of injuries so the focus was on the ones coming in to play their part and they did,” said Horn. “Whenever one of our players has an off day the others around him step up to the plate. Sean Jamieson did that with a terrific hat-trick, but all the players respond like that. I wanted us to firstly win and not lose goals but to come here and bag six is a huge bonus.

“All we can do is keep the pressure on the leaders who we still have to play. The goal difference between us and Kelty could come into play this season ”

Bonnyrigg pressed from the kick-off with Adam Nelson slamming the ball against the post in only seven minutes. They didn’t have long to wait for the breakthrough as Ewan Moyes prodded the ball over the line in the 30th minute following a corner. Then, just before the break, Kieron McGachie headed home after a Moyes header wasn’t cleared.

Bonnyrigg started the second half at a blistering pace and in the 53rd minute scored a third. A long low cross from Jordan Orru slipped under the keeper’s body and into the net. They scored their fourth a couple of minutes later when Sean Jamieson was played in on goal and from 18 yards he buried the ball in the net.

The game had just restarted when Jamieson was again alert to knock the ball into the net for a quick-fire double. He registered his hat-trick eight minutes later from way out left, driving the ball low and hard past the keeper for a spectacular finish.

There was no more scoring as the heavens opened but in the end it was a super result for Bonnyrigg as they try to reduce the goal difference which may in the end decide as to where the Super League title will end up.

Broughty: Ross, Blair, McCunnie, Smart, Myles, Winter, Cavanagh, Lawson, Clark, King, McConnachie. Subs: Thomson, Harris Smith.

Bonnyrigg: Andrews, Brett, Orru, Young, Moyes, Turner, Jamieson, Gray, McGachie, Nelson, Horne. Subs: Archibald, Stewart, Watson, McCraw, Patarek.