Rose make history with Scottish Cup win

Linlithgow Rose manager David McGlynn and goal scorer Kevin Kelbie.
Linlithgow Rose manager David McGlynn and goal scorer Kevin Kelbie.
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Football history was made
 this week as Linlithgow Rose 
progressed to the last 16 of 
the Scottish Cup.

The club became the first-ever junior side to reach the fifth round of the competition following their victory in the replay away to 
Forfar Athletic.

The fairytale run in the cup will have at least one more chapter as the Prestonfield outfit shocked their League One opposition
in extra time.

With only five minutes remaining until penalties would decide the tie, Kevin Kelbie managed to put the ball past the 
Forfar keeper, securing an away trip to Premiership side 
Ross County.

Rose president Les Donaldson is extremely proud of the team and everyone involved with the club.

He said: “This is the greatest result in our 126-year history. It is a phenomenal achievement and a credit to the hard work put in by the players, staff, fans 
and volunteers.”

Provost Jim Carlin congratulated the club for the win 
and the behaviour of the crowd following trouble at last week’s abandoned game.

He said: “A huge amount of work was done by the club and its support in repairing the reputation of the club inflicted last week by a few mindless individuals.”

Rose boss Davie McGlynn said: “It was a tremendously special occasion for the club. But our focus now lies on another massive 
game tomorrow.”