League - Conference B
Dundonald 1 - Bonnyrigg 3 McKenzie
Dundonald faced the unbeaten league leaders Bonnyrigg Rose in this League B match and after drawing with them, away from home, earlier in the season they hoped that with home advantage they could take all three points this
time. Dundonald had the wind at their back in the first half but the strong wind was making it difficult for both teams to play good football. The first real effort on goal came from Dundonald a ball into the box was headed out and fell to Scott Durie but his long range shot went just over the bar. It was Bonnyrigg who managed to brake the deadlock after Smith was dispossed on the half way line "the Rose" attacked quickly down the left and when the ball was fired acrossed the goal McDiad turned it into his own net as he tried to clear the danger. A good save from Dundonald keeper Lennox prevented the visitors from adding to their lead.
Half Time 0-1
Dundonald knew they would be under presure this half as the visitors had the wind advantage and only a well timed tackle by Durie stopped Bonnyrigg from being in on goal. Dundonald keeper Lennox also did well when he tipped a free kick over the bar. A quick counter attack and great ball from Campbell allowed Mckenzie to slot the ball into the net and get "the Bell" back on level terms. Bonnyrigg regained the lead when they scored from a corner. With five minutes remaining Dundonald thought they had equalised when McKenzie turned Drummonds cross into the net but after some debate the linesman said the ball was out before the cross came into the box. As the match drew to a close Bonnyrigg scored again when a ball in from the right was turned into the net.
This match was played in a fierce wind and on a heavy park but it was the same for both teams and in the end Bonnyrigg managed to handle the conditions better but this was a much improved performance from Dundonald.
Lennox, Durie, Drummond, McDaid, Webberburn, Ness, Gay, McKenzie, Wallace, Smith, Campbell.
Subs - Mekle
Challenge Cup Dundonald Bluebell v Tranent
Saturday 5th February 2022
Kick off 2-30pm