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George Allan Memorial tournament reaches 25th anniversary

The popular George Allan Memorial Football Festival will celebrate its silver annivesary at Linlithgow Rose’s Prestonfield ground.

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Allan McGonigal will ring the changes this Saturday

McGonigal rings the changes ahead of cup crunch

Bo’ness United manager Allan McGonigal is set to rest virtually his entire team for this Saturday’s final league game at Carnoustie Panmure.

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Two ducks taking in a match in May 1966. Picture: TSPL

Quiz: Name the Scottish football grounds

We’ve rooted around in our extensive archives to find 23 photographs of Scottish football grounds from the 1950s and 60s.

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Blair Batchelor got Linlithgow's opener against Musselburgh

Linlithgow 2 Musselburgh 0: Rose one step from safety

Linlithgow Rose guaranteed their safety from automatic relegation with a 2-0 win over fellow strugglers Mussleburgh at Prestonfield on Wednesday night.

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Linlithgow Rose keeper Darren Hill is unable to prevent Roddy MacLennans opener for Boness.

Bo’ness 2 Linlithgow 0: MacLennan double wins derby

Two injury-time strikes from old boy Roddy MacLennan inflicted a derby defeat on Linlithgow Rose at Bo’ness on Saturday.

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Linlithgow's Blair Batchelor and Chris Donnelly of Bo'ness clash during the first derby of the season

Linlithgow and Bo’ness ready for third derby of season

Linlithgow Rose go into the third derby of the season at Bo’ness on Saurday under a third different management team.

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Ross Gray tries to get Linlithgow on the attack (pic by Michael Gillen)

Linlithgow 3 Fauldhouse 1: Home comfort for Rose at last

Linlithgow Rose finally got their first home league win since August against already relegated Fauldhouse at Prestonfield on Monday night.

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Linlithgow's Jack Beaumont battles for possesson with Musselburgh's Sean Murphy

Musselburgh 2 Linlithgow 2: Late goal costs Rose vital win

Linlithgow Rose managed what could yet prove a precious point in their fight against relegation at Musselburgh on Saturday.

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Kevin Kelbie came close but drew a blank for Linlithgow at Hill of Beath

Hill of Beath 1 Linlithgow 0: Same old story as Rose go down again

A change in management did little to alter Linlithgow Rose’s fortunes as they went down to Hill of Beath on Wednesday night.

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Axed Linlithgow Rose boss Todd Lumsden (left) urges on his side during Saturday's martch with Camelon

Axed Linlithgow boss Lumsden says Rose hit panic button

Axed Linlithgow Rose boss Todd Lumsden believes the club hit the panic button by sacking him following Monday night’s loss at Newtongrange.

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The visit of Newtongrange brought more misery for Todd Lumsden and Linlithgow Rose

Linlithgow 0 Newtongrange 1: Rose plunge deeper into relegation mire

Linlithgow Rose plunged further into the relegation more after going down at home to Newtongrange Star on Monday night.

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Gary Thom tries to get the better of a Camelon opponentt

Linlithgow 1 Camelon 1: Another home struggle for Rose

Linlithgow Rose’s league troubles worsened on Saturday when they only managed a 1-1 draw with ex-Rose legend Gordon Herd’s Camelon side when they visited Prestonfield.

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Kevin Kelbie got both Linlithgow goals at Glenrothes

Glenrothes 0 Linlithgow 2: Rose ease through with Kelbie double

Two first-half Kevin Kelbie goals earned Linlithgow Rose a place in the next round of the Fife and Lothians Cup at Glenrothes on Wednesday night.
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Action from Linlithgow's draw with Dundonald (pic by Michael Gillen)

Linlithgow 2 Dundonald 2: Rose snatch draw in stoppage time

A Mark Williams goal five minutes into stoppage time rescued a point for Linlithgow Rose against Dundonald Bluebell at Prestonfield on Monday night.

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Rose couldn't find a way past Talbot keeper Andrew Leishman (pic courtesy of Official Talbot Photographer Paul Flynn)

Auchinleck 1 Linlithgow 0: Cup dream is over for Rose

Linlithgow Rose's hopes of a fifth Scottish Junior Cup triumph were ended by Auchinleck Talbot on Saturday.

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Tommy Coyne tries to find a way through the Auchinleck defence during Saturdays first leg

Linlithgow boss calls for cool heads in semi-final showdown

Linlithgow Rose boss Todd Lumsden believes discipline could be a key factor on whether his side make the Scottish Junior Cup final.

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Boness United manager Allan McGonigal is promising that a fair chunk of the current playing squad will be binned this summer after recent poor performances

Bo'ness United manager McGonigal: we need a clearout

Embattled Bo’ness United boss Allan McGonigal is promising a clearout of players this summer, with around 10 stars expected to leave the club.

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Kevin Thomson is giving back to the game which made him a star

Behind the scenes at Kevin Thomson’s new Academy set-up in Bo’ness

It’s easy sometimes to lose faith in football. It can fill sports pages with mega-money transfer deals and make millionaires of players and agents. A global game of superstars and fast cars. Well.....not necessarily.

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Tommy Coyne has hit 13 goals in Roses run to the Scottish Junior Cup semi-finals

Linlithgow star Coyne ‘touch and go’ for Auchinleck match

Striker Tommy Coyne is facing a race against time to be fit for Linlithgow Rose’s Scottish Junior Cup semi-final with Auchinleck Talbot.

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Allan McGonigal remains very keen for Bo'ness United to quit junior football and join the Lowland League

Bo'ness boss McGonigal remains keen on Lowland League switch

Bo’ness United manager Allan McGonigal remains optimistic that his club will quit the junior ranks for a crack at the Lowland League.

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