Linlithgow Rose make history after stunning Forfar

Linlithgow Rose's cup heroes celebrate after their stunning win at Forfar
Linlithgow Rose's cup heroes celebrate after their stunning win at Forfar
0
Have your say

Linlithgow Rose’s Scottish Cup fairytale will have at least one more chapter after they stunned League One outfit Forfar in their fourth round replay at Station Park on Tuesday night.

Kevin Kelbie’s winner five minutes from the end of extra-time sent the Prestonfield outfit through to a last 16 tie with Premiership Ross County.

Regardless of the outcome Davie McGlynn’s men have already made history as the first junior side ever to reach the last 16 of the competition.

Both sides hit the post but the replay - or rather the replayed replay following the previous week’s abandonment - ended goalless after 90 minutes and looked to be heading for a penalty decider as the stalemate continued in extra-time.

But with just five minutes remaining substitute Michael Jones created the opening for Kelbie to net and the travelling Rose support into raptures.

Jones could have added a second, forcing a save from Forfar ‘keeper Darren Hill in the final minute.

But in the end there was no way back for Forfar as Rose secured a date in Dingwall on February 6.

Full report and reaction in this week’s Linlithgow Gazette.