Caledonian Braves FC fell to a 3-0 defeat at the hands of high flying league leaders Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic and New Dundas Park on Saturday.
A tough game in which the wind played a major factor on proceedings, especially in the first half. Braves were rejuvenated by the return of centre back Jack McDowall but missed inform winger Blair Docherty due to injury.
The home side got themselves ahead early on from a corner kick. No initial contact was made as the ball came swooping in from the wind finding on-loan Hearts defender Daniel Baur to tap home from close range.
Much of the first half was played on the back foot against the wind as Alex Marshall was forced into a few good saves to keep the score line down. Lee Currie went the closest as he whipped in a free kick from a tight angle which was punched away by Marshall.
Just before half time, Lewis Lovering brought down George Hunter in the box leaving the referee no choice but to point to the penalty spot. Currie stepped up to take it but his strike cracked the post and was cleared to safety.
A quick start to the second half had Bonnyrigg doubling their advantage as Baur claimed his second of the match powering past Marshall from a tight angle.
Chances came and gone for the Braves who struggled to give the home keeper a lot to do throughout the game.
10 minutes from the end and Dean Brett finished up a lovley passing move with a thunderous strike right into the top corner of the net leaving Marshall with no chance and ending the game as a contest.
A disappointing result from the Braves who faces lowly Vale of Leithen Away next weekend, Saturday 7th September 2019, 3pm KO.