Six of the best for Bonnyrigg Rose at Tranent

Kieran McGachie was among the goalscorers for Bonnyrigg. Pic: TSPL
Kieran McGachie was among the goalscorers for Bonnyrigg. Pic: TSPL
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Super League leaders Bonnyrigg Rose strolled into the semi-finals of the Fife and Lothians Cup with a 6-1 defeat of Tranent Juniors.

The South Division champions faced an uphill task after just ten minutes when left back Craig Wojtowycz was red-carded when he brought down Chris Tobin in the box as the midfielder was set to shoot. Scott Gray sent the penalty wide of the post.

The visitors made the breakthrough seven minutes later after Ruaridh Donaldson found Tobin, who headed into the net past Sinclair Inglis.

Tranent were camped into their own half and they found themselves 2-0 down after 28 minutes when Rose striker Kieran McGachie robbed Jamie Patterson on the edge of his own box before rolling a shot into the bottom corner.

The visitors made it three after 39 minutes with a wonderful solo effort from left-back Ross Drummond. The youngster picked the ball up on the half-way line, rode several challenges before finishing well past Inglis.

Rose grabbed a fourth just before the break when McGachie tapped home from close range after Gray’s shot fell to his feet.

Home boss Gary Small made two changes at half-time in a bit to revitalise Tranent with Darren Flynn and Hamish Hunter introduced.

However, it took just two second half minutes for Rose to make it five as Gray lashed home from just inside the area.

Tranent were enjoying more possession in the final third of the pitch and they pulled a goal back through Ben Miller. The former Berwick Rangers midfielder produced a stunning overhead kick from Joe 
Murray’s hanging cross.

Rose rounded off the scoring two minutes from time when Jonathan Brown converted a penalty kick after Donaldson was brought down.