LINLITHGOW Rose failed to make a clean sweep of the East Region this season losing out to Bonnyrigg Rose in the East of Scotland Cup final on Wednesday.
The Prestonfield club, however, still managed to win three out of four trophies up for grabs in the region. The club secured the Fife and Lothians Cup at the weekend with a thrilling win over Camelon to add to the Super League title and the Dechmont Forklift League Cup they had earlier won.
Tomorrow (Saturday), the club aims to complete their unbeaten league season with a win over Kelty Hearts.
Kelty, who have parted company with boss Keith Burgess, have installed former Bo’ness United assistant manager Willie Newbigging as their new coach.
Looking back at Wednesday’s match, Rose boss Mark Bradley said he was disappointed that his team did not ‘turn up’ in midweek against Bonnyrigg to claim their fourth trophy.
He said: “We started the game well but lost a silly goal to go down 1-0 at half time. When they went down to 10 men they pushed on and despite having lot of the play, we never took our chances.”
Dejected at not lifting a fourth trophy, Bradley is confident his side can now finish the league season unbeaten against Kelty.
He said: “There is an expectancy for us always to win and we will learn from our defeats. We have had a really good season but it could have been magnificent.”