Champions

THE Rose aim to secure their second trophy within a week when they go head-to-head with Newtongrange Star in the Dechmont Forklift League Cup final on Saturday.

Mark Bradley’s side take on Star, who are set for promotion to the Super League next season, at Albyn Park, Broxburn, at 2.30pm.

After the jubilant celebrations of last weekend when the Rose secured the league title in style with four matches still to play, the short trip to Broxburn ensures Linlithgow will again have a huge following on the terracing.

Coach Bradley said: “Newtongrange have done well this season after adding to their squad at the start of the season, including former Rose player Chris King and Musselburgh’s Paul Tansey.”

The Rose’s win over Newburgh in the Fife and Lothians Cup on Monday sees former Rose manager Dave Baikie return to Prestonfield as his side Ballingry play out a fourth round tie on a date to be confirmed.

Bradley said: “We made changes to Saturday’s line-up and knew it was always going to take a while for the team to settle after the peak of last Saturday. We never got out of second gear but it was good enough to ensure we got through.’’

Next Wednesday, May 8, the Rose are away to either Ballingry or Penicuik in their East of Scotland Cup third round tie, kick off 7pm.

The Scottish Junior Football Association announced this week the Fly Emirates Scottish Junior Cup Final will be played at the Broadwood Motor Company Stadium at Livingston on Sunday, June 2, with a 4.05pm kick-off and is pay at the turnstile. The match will be televised live on BBC Alba.

*The Rose bus heading for Broxburn for Saturday’s match leaves the social club at 1.45pm.