Local side Civil Service Strollers made the trip to Midlothian for last night’s Lowland League match against Bonnyrigg Rose.
Gary Jardine’s side almost got off to the perfect start when skipper, Mark McConnell, picked up a poor clearance on the edge of the Rose box and his first time effort beat the keeper but crashed off the bar before the danger was cleared.
Bonnyrigg started to dominate the opening half and had a few chances but the Strollers defence stood strong and kept the ball out.
The home side looked certain to have taken the lead when Dean Brett’s shot looked net bound but Jack Brydon made an acrobatic challenge to clear the ball off the line.
Late in the first half, the Muirhouse side had a strong shout for a penalty waved away when McConnell was hauled down in the box.
In the second half Strollers were the dominant side and David Churchill looked like he found the net with a delicate chip but the ball hit the post and fell at the feet of Alieau Faye who fired over the bar from close range.
Civil found themselves behind late in the game after a defensive error at a goal kick gifted the ball to Kieran McGachie who smashed it into the empty net from close range.
In the closing stages, McGachie netted for a second time before Chris McKee was shown a red card for comments made to the assistant referee.
Elsewhere and Spartans got back to winning ways by dishing out a 6-0 hammering to league strugglers Vale of Leithen at Ainslie Park.