Wayne McIntosh stole the show once again as Super League champions Bonnyrigg kept up the chase on leaders Kelty with a 3-1 defeat of Broxburn.
A brace against Broxburn on Saturday made it ten goals in three games for the striker, who looks on course to smash his goal tally for last season.
“It was good to get a double against a side like Broxburn because, in the first half, they had chances themselves to win the match,” said McIntosh.
“We made it hard for ourselves in that half but turned it around after the break. I’m going to miss this week’s game against Bo’ness but will hopefully be back in time for the Scottish Cup match at Turriff.”
Bonnyrigg got off to a great start when McIntosh stole the ball off the Broxburn full-back before drilling it into the net after two minutes.
Both sides had chances to score before a moment of controversy in the 30th minute. Bonnyrigg keeper Mike Andrews brought down Ross Nimmo in the box with referee Duncan Williams flashing a red card at him. The referee then seemed to remember the new ruling regarding last-man fouls and changed the card to yellow. Craig Purves scored from the spot to level the match.
Bonnyrigg took the lead again with McIntosh’s second on the hour mark.
The best strike, however, came in the final minute as Broxburn chased an equaliser. They forced a corner right at the finish with keeper Connor Wallace coming into the Bonnyrigg box. The Rose defence cleared to Lewis Turner just inside the Broxburn half. With everyone thinking he would play the ball out wide to Kieron McGachie, Turner instead hoisted it straight into the back of the net.
Rose boss Robbie Horn said: “We had a poor first half for us but the players showed great character after we had a talk at the break. Broxburn came here to get a result and we had to be strong to resist them.”
Bonnyrigg Rose: Andrews, Horne, Donaldson, Young, Hoskins, Stewart, Jamieson, Turner, McGachie, Nelson, McIntosh. Subs: Moyes, Tobin, Brown, McLaren, Kidd.
Broxburn Athletic: Wallace, Purves, Mampuya, Gavin, Cole, Scott, Nimmo, Linton, Z Miller, Locke, Browne. Subs: McNaughton, Richards, M Miller.