League - Conference B
Bonnyrigg 3 - Dundonald 3
McKenzie, Campbell (2)
Dundonald faced a Bonnyrigg side full of confidence after scoring thirteen goals in their last two matches so they knew that if they were to take anything from this game they would have to defend well.Unfortunately, the visitors found themselves one down
within three minutes when a ball in from the left was flicked into the net. Things got even worse for Dundonald when they allowed the Bonnyrigg strike a free header inside the box from which he scored. The visitors were under intense pressure at this point and had full back Drumond to thank for not falling further behind when he headed the ball off the line. Dundonald's best chance of the half came when Walton fired in a great ball from the right but both Sabanda then Smith just failed to get on the end of it.
Half time 2-0
Dundonald's management team had a lot to rectify in their half time team talk but it was a different Bluebell side that emerged for the second half. They were now pressing and making the home defence look vulnerable but Bonnyrigg applied the classic sucker punch when they scored their third. A lack in concentration by the Dundonald defence left the Bonnyrigg striker was all on his own to slot the ball pass lennox into the net. The visitors didn't let this error get them down and continued to take the game to Bonnyrigg Smith had a shot well saved before McKenzie, gave his side a life line, when he scored with a wonder full over-head kick. A poor pass from Wedderburn gave the home side a chance to finish this match but with just the keeper to beat the Bonnyrigg player fired the ball over the bar. Dundonald pulled another goal back when Wallace won the ball in mid-field his pass found Smith who put Campbell through on goal and the striker fired the ball into the net. It was all Dundonald at this stage and when Campbell attacked down the left and cut in the Bonnyrigg defender handled inside the box. The referee pointed to the spot and Campbell made no mistake with the spot kick.
Dundonald will be happy to come away with a point from this match for the first thirty minutes of this game they looked as if they were going to over-run but when they pressed the opposition, got the ball down and played football, as a team, they more than held their own against last year's super league champions.
Lennox,Drummond, ONeil,Durie,Wedderburn,Wallace,Walton,McKenzie,Smith, Campbell, Sibanda.
East of Scotland Premier Division Broxburn v Dundonald Bluebell
Sunday 3rd October 2021
Kick off 12-15pm