Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic FC v East Stirlingshire



Date Time League Season
2nd March 2019 15:00 The SoccerShop Challenge Cup 2018-19


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic022Win
East Stirlingshire000Loss


Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic v East Stirlingshire 2/3/19 – Reporter: Ewan Malcolm

East Stirlingshire saw their South Region Challenge Cup run come to an end at the hands of Junior heavyweights Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic on Saturday in a fiery clash littered with fouls.

Despite their Lowland League challenge ending well before the start of Derek Ure’s tenure, Shire still maintained hopes of ending the season with some silverware as they travelled to face a Rose side for a place in the semi-final.

However, overcoming the New Dundas Park outfit, who are unbeaten in the East of Scotland League, posed a difficult proposition for Shire despite their own recent purple patch which had produced four wins on the bounce.

Heavy winds seemed to stifle both teams in the early exchanges, but it did little to dampen the intensity of the game with Andy Grant’s crunching tackle on Ewan Moyes setting the tone early.

Rose, with the wind firmly on their side, should have taken the lead through Aaron Murrell after he was sent through on goal, but Jamie Barclay was alert to Murrell’s attempted chip, clawing it away for a corner.

Barclay had been named club captain in midweek after Danny Ashe had signed a pre-contract agreement with Kelty Hearts.  The Shire keeper demonstrated exactly why Ure had entrusted him with the armband as he made save after save to keep his side in the game.

Those saves almost proved pivotal when Connor Greene forced Bryan Young into a fine save with Shire’s first real chance.

Having survived relentless first half pressure from Rose there was a real sense that Ure’s men could take advantage with the wind on their side.

However, referee Stewart Luke’s decision to award a controversial penalty to Rose derailed Shire’s second half push.  Lee Currie stepped up and duly converted the penalty in emphatic style; sending Barclay the wrong way.

It got even worse for Shire shortly after when Andy Rodgers, so often his side’s creative spark, inadvertently directed the ball into the back of his own net to give Rose some breathing room.

Rodger’s nightmarish afternoon culminated in his sending off after he received his second yellow card of the game to round off a disappointing afternoon for Shire.

Ultimately Rose secured safe passage to the semi -final.  Meanwhile Shire will have to pick themselves up if they are to bounce back against Gala Fairydean Rovers this weekend.


Match Details: Drummond Calder

East Stirlingshire: 1. Jamie Barclay (Captain) 2. Connor Greene (CM) 3. Danny Ashe (RB) 4. Andy Grant (RCD) 5. Chris McKee (LCD) 6. Steven Smith (LCM) 7. Andy Rodgers (RM) 8. Graeme MacGregor (RCM) 9. Ross Allum (F) 10. Paul McCafferty (LM) 11. Scott Gray (LB) Subs 12. Emmanuel Bitanga (not used) 14. Simon White (not used) 15. Ludovic Erhard (not used) 16. Jaime Gallagher (RCM) (came on for 5. Chris McKee in 75 mins 0 secs) 17. Robbie Taylor (sub gk) (not used) 18. Steven Brisbane (LCM) (came on for 6. Steven Smith in 87 mins 33 secs) 19. David McCaughie (RM) (came on for 10. Paul McCafferty in 60 mins 20 secs)

Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic 1. Bryan Young 2. Dean Brett (RM) 3. Jonathan Brown (LB) 4. Kerr Young (RB) 5. Ewan Moyes (CD) 6. Alan Horne (LCM) 7. Lewis Turner (RCM) 8. Jonathan Stewart (Captain) (CM) 9. Keiran McGachie (LF) 10. Lee Currie (LM) 11. Aaron Murrell (RF) Subs 12. Dean Hoskins (not used) 14. Ross Gray (RF) (came on for 11. Aaron Murrell in 66 mins 23 secs) 15. Adam Nelson (not used) 16. Louis Swanson (not used) 17. Keith Lough (not used) 19. Neil Martynuik (not used)

Ht 0-0 Ft 0-2

East Stirlingshire Bookings – 1) Andy Grant (7 mins 48 secs) 2) Andy Rodgers (46 mins 22 secs) 3) Connor Greene (61 mins 5 secs) 4) Scott Gray (64 mins 31 secs) 5) Jamie Barclay (64 mins 33 secs) 6) Chris McKee (64 mins 48 secs) 7) Andy Rodgers (91 mins 2 secs)

East Stirlingshire Red Cards – 1) Andy Rodgers (91 mins 2 secs) 2) Andy Rodgers (91 mins 30 secs)

Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic Scorers – 1) Lee Currie (penalty) (65 mins 31 secs) 2) Andy Rodgers (O.G.) (69 mins 51 secs)

Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic Assists – 1) N/A 2) Lee Currie

Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic Bookings – 1) Dean Brett (83 mins 56 secs) 2) Jonathan Brown (91 mins 0 secs)

Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic Red Card – 1) Kerr Young (91 mins 30 secs)

Crowd: 461

Referee: Stewart Luke

Assistant Referees: Chris Phillips, John Stewart


Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic

Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Bryan YoungGoalkeeper0000
2Dean BrettMidfielder0010
3Jonathan BrownDefender0010
4Kerr YoungDefender0001
5Ewan MoyesDefender0000
6Alan HorneMidfielder0000
7Lewis TurnerMidfielder0000
8Jonathan StewartMidfielder0000
9Keiran McGachieForward0000
10Lee CurrieMidfielder0100
11Aaron Murrell 14Forward0000
14Ross Gray 11Forward0000

East Stirlingshire

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Jamie BarclayGoalkeeper0010
2Connor GreeneDefender, Midfielder0010
3Danny AsheDefender0000
4Andy GrantDefender0010
5Chris McKee 16Defender0010
6Steven Smith 18Midfielder0000
7Andy RodgersForward0022
8Graeme MacGregorMidfielder0000
9Ross AllumForward0000
10Paul McCafferty 19Midfielder0000
11Scott GrayDefender, Midfielder0010
16Jaime Gallagher 5Midfielder0000
18Steven Brisbane 6Midfielder0000
19David McCaughie 10Midfielder0000
Yellow Cards
Red Cards