Betting on Rose to win the Scottish

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THE Friends of Linlithgow Rose are on their way to a possible £500 boost to their funds if Mark Bradley and his Rose squad can bring the Emirates Scottish Junior Cup back to Prestonfield at the end of this season.

It’s all thanks to a £50 free bet that was offered to the Rose manager by Ladbrokes in Linlithgow.

Richard Montgomery, Ladbrokes area manager said: “We have a growing interest in our junior football market both in our shops and online. Linlithgow Rose are among the favourites to win the trophy and we wish them the best of luck in this season’s tournament - even if it may end up costing us some money!” And with the recent 7-0 win over Ardrossan in the second round of the cup, the bet is still on track.

Jon Mahoney, chairman of the Friends of Linlithgow Rose, said: “We’ve already got an eye on banking the cash at the end of the season and in turn helping to make our club as good as it can be on the pitch where it really matters to the supporters. As supporters we all live for the day when the cup comes back to Linlithgow. We’re grateful to Ladbrokes for the gesture and we’re enjoying working with them to promote their junior football betting options through the Friends of the Rose website and our Twitter and Facebook feeds.”