Three points lost at Bonnyrigg Rose on Saturday.
After a months rainfall in two days, it defiantly seemed that Saturday’s meeting with Bonnyrigg Rose would most likely be postponed.
A 9am pitch inspection declared the game on, both teams knew there was now points to play for. After our massive win last week against Cowdenbeath in the Scottish Cup, momentum had to follow on as we knew Bonnyrigg at home would be a tough top of the table clash. With two players ruled out due to injury, things were slightly changed on the starting personnel for manager Jardine.
Civil started the first half in attacking mode and looked to pounce on Bonnyrigg early doors. Goalie Mikey Andrews pulled off two big saves due to a stramash in the box, before Dean Brett managed to clear an effort off the line to keep the score line at 0-0.
As the strollers loosely allowed Lewis Turner in behind the defence, he found himself being greeted by the onrushing goalkeeper Mac Whyte to keep the score line even just before half time. Mac came to the rescue again when Bonnyrigg managed to put the pressure on, denying Callum Connolly’s header away from goal.
Half Time: 0 – 0
After a pie and coffee break, the second half got underway as it left off in the first. Neat play from the strollers saw Andrew Johnston through on goal, but the Bonnyrigg keeper sprawled into action to keep out the pint-sized strikers shot.
After a few substitution’s on both sides of the pitch it took to the 73rd minute to see a goal. Dean Brett whipped the ball in on from a set piece which saw Keiran McGachie put the ball in the net to give Bonnyrigg the lead.
After finding success with his first goal, a square ball through to McGachie allowed him to score a tap in to make it 2-0 to Bonnyrigg.
As the clock was ticking, the strollers had time still to try and get a goal to change the dynamic to the game. After many attempts from Cole, Makovora and Balde it was becoming frustrating from the reactions of strollers gaffer Jardine.
A corner awarded to Bonnyrigg in the dying minutes of the game, saw Martyniuk swing it in for substitute Kieran Hall to head it home to give Bonnyrigg a 3-0 win.
Full Time: 3 – 0
The strollers are at home to Dalbeattie Star this Saturday with a 3pm kick off. Game details to follow.
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