Rose Comfortable Winners In Scottish Cup Tie

Glasgow University 2 Bonnyrigg Rose 8


Bonnyrigg Rose safely navigated their way through to a Preliminary Round 2 Scottish Cup tie against Burntisland Shipyard, after comfortably beating Caledonian League side Glasgow University 8-2 at the Excelsior Stadium in Airdrie.

Rose dominated from the opening seconds of the match until the referee blew for full time, with the students being ran ragged for the majority of that time. But to be fair to the amateur side, they put in a gutsy whole hearted performance and managed to conjure up two good goals from almost fresh air.

The Glasgow University goal was constantly peppered with attempts and Rose were two goals to the good with only 6 minutes on the clock. Donald Thomson opportunistically pulled one back for Glasgow, before Moyes reinstated the 2 goal lead before half time.

Within 30 seconds of the restart McLaren grabbed his second, as did Thomson with his second for Glasgow. But Sean Jamieson then stole the show during a stunning 17 minutes that saw him strike 4 past the unfortunate keeper.

Rose went ahead on 4 minutes when Stewart sent a 40 yard ball over the top, the ball bounced and Chris Tobin then got enough power on it to send sailing over the keepers head. Two minutes later, Fraser McLaren was on hand to extend the lead when he touched in at the post from a rebound following a Ruaridh Donaldson free kick.

Then from absolutely nowhere, Donald Thomson latched onto a loose ball at the back and went onto calmly send the ball over the keepers head and into the net. Ewan Moyes snatched a third for Bonnyrigg when he rose above the Glasgow defence and headed home from another good Ruaridh Donaldson free kick.

McLaren got his brace within 30 seconds of the restart, when a clearance landed straight in front of him and he had the composure to stroke into the goal from 8 yards. Jamieson made it 5-1 when he scored the first of his four by launching the ball over the keeper from the right hand side of the penalty area.

Thomson then got his second when he gathered from a long ball just inside the Rose penalty area and then chipped the keeper from 15 yards. Jamieson’s second followed when he headed across goal and past the keeper from a flighted cross from the right.

His hat trick came with an almost carbon copy of his first strike, then his fourth followed 2 minutes later when Alex King played a ball over the top and into space inside the penalty area. Jamieson nodded the ball on toward the bye line then slid it past the keeper from a pretty tight angle.

All in all it was a good performance from the East Superleague side, despite this it’s difficult to say just how good a performance it was as their opponents are from much further down the Scottish league structure. Next up is Burntisland Shipyards at New Dundas Park on Saturday the 3rd of September.

Glasgow: Middlemass, M Thomson (J Mitchell 73), O Mitchell, Woodley, Warrillow, M Baxter, J Baxter (Lee 76), Davidson (Paterson 55), D Thomson, Cameron, Kerins. Subs Unused: McLay, McCaffrey, Hendry, Oladunjoye.

Goals: D Thomson 34, 56.

Bonnyrigg: Andrews (Rooney 71), Horne, Donaldson, Young, Moyes, Stewart (Nelson 51), McLaren (McGachie 63), Kidd, Jamieson, King, Tobin. Subs Unused: Hoskins, McIntosh.

Goals: Tobin 4, McLaren 6, 46, Moyes 37, Jamieson 55, 67, 70, 72.


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