Bonnyrigg tough it out at Jeanfield

Ross Archibald made it 2-1
Ross Archibald made it 2-1
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Bonnyrigg left it very late as they made their way into the fourth round of the Scottish Junior Cup, thanks mainly to a double from striker Wayne McIntosh and a goal from returning captain Ross Archibald.

They were not at their best but showed real character to come back after a spirited Jeanfield side clawed their way back into the game. It was two late goals which settled the tie, a long time after McIntosh had opened the scoring.

“It was good to get the goals because they are a good side and for a spell were right back in the game,” said McIntosh. “But we showed we too have character and dug deep to get the result we deserved.

“We should have killed the game off before we did but the chances didn’t go in. We hit the woodwork a couple of times but although we were off the pace a wee bit we stuck to it and got the result. Alan Horne played a great game today as usual and he set me up for the goals.”

Bonnyrigg took the lead in the 25th minute after a piece of magic from Horne. He went on a mazy run before releasing a shot which was blocked. McIntosh pounced to prod the ball past the keeper and into the net.

Jeanfield equalised in the 67th minute with a clear header from Lewis Baker, but with time running out Archibald was introduced to the fray, and with only minutes he converted to make it 2-1. A minute later McIntosh had his double as Horne played him in again and he rifled the ball home.

Bonnyrigg boss Robbie Horn was delighted, saying: “The players showed real character because Jeanfield are a good team.”

Jeanfield: Mitchell, McDermott, Fleming, Fowler, Deans, Smith, Dodds, Holt, Baker, Kelly, Gray. Subs: Gunnion, Dewar, Anderson, Anton, Kinnon.

Bonnyrigg: Andrews, Horne, Brown, Stewart, Moyes, Hoskins, Turner, Kidd, McIntosh, Nelson, McGachey. Subs: Archibald, Donaldson, Gray, Tobin, McLaren.