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Brechin City 2 Bonnyrigg Rose 2

Match Report - By John Hoey

Brechin City 2 Bonnyrigg Rose 2

Brechin City and Bonnyrigg Rose have it all to do again after the sides drew 2-2 at Glebe Park in an exciting and entertaining 3rd round Scottish Cup tie.

The visitors opened the scoring through Sean Grady early in the first-half and doubled their lead thirteen minutes after the break when former City striker Kris Renton powered a header beyond Craig Nelson.

However, City reduced the deficit through Andy Jackson three minutes after Renton's goal and an own goal from former Forfar defender David Dunn twelve minutes from the end meant that the sides will meet again in a replay next Saturday at New Dundas Park.

City manager Ray McKinnon handed a debut to centre-back Graham Hay from Lochee United who replaced the suspended Gerry McGlauchlan and that was the only change from the side that had hammered seven goals past Stenhousemuir the previous Saturday.

The visitors started well, showing no signs of nervousness, taking the game to City, and they got their reward when they opened the scoring after 21 minutes.

Former City midfielder Kevin McLeish played the ball thought to GRADY, whose right-foot shot sailed past Craig Nelson in the City goal, taking a slight deflection off City skipper Ewan Moyes on its way into the net.

Bonnyrigg should have doubled their lead just three minutes later when Renton was clean through on goal, but the former City front-man delayed too long and Paul McLean cleared the danger.

City tried to hit back, but a Jackson header from a David McKenna pass was too far from goal and Michael Burgess saved easily.

The visitors came close again in the 39th minute when Moyes headed a McLeish cross into the path of Alex King whose right-foot drive was only inches past.

City pressed forward after the break, but they were shocked to the core in the 58th minute when the visitors went two goals up.

Grady picked up a pass at the edge of the penalty-area and crossed into the box for RENTON who had the simplest of tasks in powering a header past a helpless Nelson.

City though came back and reduced the deficit a couple of minutes later.

Graham Hay played a long ball into the visitors penalty-box which was completely missed by keeper Burgess and JACKSON was on hand to blast the ball home from around two yards out

City were putting more pressure on the Bonnyrigg defence and they levelled the match in the 77th minute.

A Kurtis Byrne cross from the right seemed to be going nowhere until it took a deflection off DUNN, ending up in the back of the net past a helpless Burgess.

City continued to press and both Byrne and Alan Trouten came close to scoring in the dying minutes


3 November 2012
Carnegie Fuels Stadium at Glebe Park
Attendance: 602
Andy Jackson 61
David Dunn (O.G.) 78
Sean Grady 21
Kris Renton 58

Brechin City

1 Craig Nelson
2 Paul McLean
3 Jonny Brown
4 Graham Hay
5 Ewan Moyes
6 Garry Brady
7 Alan Trouten
8 Craig Molloy
9 Andy Jackson
10 Kurtis Byrne
11 David McKenna
12 Derek Carcary
14 Johnny Stewart
15 Jordan Lowdon
16 Ryan Stewart
17 Michael Andrews


  • On: Derek Carcary
    Off: David McKenna ( 55 )
  • On: Johnny Stewart
    Off: Craig Molloy ( 61 )
  • On: Ryan Stewart
    Off: Garry Brady ( 87 )

Bonnyrigg Rose

1 Michael Burgess
2 Kevin McLeish
3 Stuart Roseburgh
4 David Dunn
5 Shaun Woodward
6 David Burrell
7 Alex King
8 Liam McKenna
9 Ross Archibald
10 Sean Grady
11 Kris Renton
12 Steven Thomson
14 Ross Hamilton
15 Marc Noble
16 Mark Hendrie
17 Steven Ellison