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Rose rise to occasion in extra time

Bonnyrigg Rose Colts 2

Glen 49', Hodge 78'

Tynecastle FC 1

Winnik 7'
  • 2-1 after extra time
  • Sunday, 29 May 2016
  • New Countess Park, Dunbar
  • Under 14´s
  • South East Region Cup
Blair Meikle

Blair Meikle | YFS Scottish Borders Senior Reporter
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A very close, taut affair ended with Bonnyrigg Rose Colts beating Tynecastle, after extra time, to lift the South East Region Cup.

Tynie took an early lead through a Josh Winnik header but Bonnyrigg fought back well and had enough chances to win in 90 minutes, although it took until the 49th minute for them to equalise.

Jack Solway and Arran Laidlaw were big players for them on the day and the two combined to set up Calum Glen to level with another header.

Winnik’s opener, coming in the 7th minute, was the first action of note after a tense and scrappy beginning to the match. The centre back rose to meet James Scobie’s corner to clinch a dream start.

Solway made some surging runs from his advanced central midfield position but did not find a way to goal.

In fact it was the men in maroon who threatened again through Scobie. He smacked a free kick, from 35 yards, but Mackenzie Watson matched it.

Rose stepped it up near half time and had two chances. An exchange of passes between Ryan Hodge and Jack Solway presented William Scott with a slight sight of goal. He was quite wide though and he could not get his shot on target.

Laidlaw’s pace saw him make headway down the right several times. On one such occasion he won a free kick, which he took himself and picked out Solway, but he headed over.

At the other end, Kieran Ngwenya fired in a teasing cross but there were no takers.

  • Half Time:
  • Bonnyrigg Rose Colts
  • 0-1
  • Tynecastle FC

Bonnyrigg continued their desperate quest for an equaliser in the second half.

Laidlaw's spurts continued to promise much but he kept being denied by Aaron Heap. One save with his legs and then another, from a free kick, kept the winger out.

Scott then headed straight at Heap after Laidlaw had picked him out at the back post.

That Rose’s goal did not come courtesy of either Scott, Laidlaw or Solway was somewhat of a surprise and full back Glen was the unlikely hero. He popped up to head home after Solway had headed back across goal.

Substitute Linden Koya then must have thought he was about to bulge the net with a header but Heap produced another top stop.

Tynecastle grew back into the game towards the end and Robbie Neave was a big factor in that. He played in Christopher McCallum with a clever pass but Watson saved well.

Neave then tried a speculative effort from 35 yards, which was not far wide, and Sami El Yamani tried to prevent extra time but he also fired wide.

  • Full Time:
  • Bonnyrigg Rose Colts
  • 1-1
  • Tynecastle FC
Solway had an early strike from a narrow angle, which was saved, and Scott Hunter had a go for Tynie that had the same outcome.

Hodge won it for Rose with eight minutes of the first period gone. Scott played it from the left and Hodge found himself in space before sliding a neat finish into the net.

The same player almost made it three with an ambitious first-time lob but Heap just managed to get back to tip wide.

Bonnyrigg held on to claim a hard earned win from a tricky match.

Final Result: 2-1 after extra time


Bonnyrigg Rose Colts
Tynecastle FC
1. Mackenzie Watson
2. Calum Glen
3. Ross Lynch
4. Harry Maguire
5. Blair Angus
6. Jacob Donaldson
8. Nicholas Rietvelt
9. Arran Laidlaw
10. Jack Solway
12. Ryan Hodge
14. Bobby Wilson
15. Ronnie McGill
16. Lawrie Wilson
17. William Scott
18. Linden Koya
1. Arron Heap
2. Scott Jardine
3. Luke Wilkie
4. Josh Winnik
5. Kieran Ngwenya
6. Jacques Crane
7. Scott Hunter
8. Evan Scott
9. Sami El Yamani
10. Blair Ramage
11. Ross Watson
12. Christopher McCallum
14. Brandon Russell
15. Robbie Neave
16. Ivan Alapiki
17. James Scobie
18. Sam Gormley
19. Aaron Matheson
20. Jamie Henderson
Star Player
Bonnyrigg Rose Colts
Tynecastle FC
Arran Laidlaw - Bombed past players regularly with a combination of speed and guile and provided some excellent crosses for his team-mates. Also unlucky not to get on the score sheet himself.
James Scobie - Showed he can hit a free kick - both shots on goal and deliveries into the box. His distribution from right back was also good.
Magic Moment
Bonnyrigg Rose Colts
Tynecastle FC
Extra-time winners are no always special and Ryan Hodge's was no different, sending his team into delirium.
Josh Winnik's early header put them in dreamland until Bonnyrigg completed their fightback.
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