Rose make history with Scottish Cup win
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.”