Rose need maximum points tally

030312 Linlithgow rose v lochee utd
030312 Linlithgow rose v lochee utd

SUPER League leaders Linlithgow Rose face struggling St Andrew’s tomorrow (Saturday) looking to maintain their five point advantage over their nearest rivals, ko 2.30pm.

The Prestonfield side has just four league matches to play and they hope to capitalise over the Fife side before seeing out their remaining matches against Hill of Beath, Bonnyrigg and Bo’ness.

The visit to St Andrew’s will be a tough game as they too have it all to play for to avoid the drop. But Rose boss Mark Bradley is insistent his side can do the business and take maximum points.

He said: “I want to ensure that we are still five points clear after Saturday so, going into next week’s Hill of Beath match, a win there would put us eight points in front.”

Last week’s contest against Lochee United showed just how tough the Super League can be when a team separated by 21 points and down to just eight players for the last 25 minutes lost by just a single goal.

Bradley said: “I thought we got off to a great start and would have been three up if it wasn’t for their keeper. The sending-offs changed the game as we found it really difficult to play against such a defensive side that just sat there and waited for a break. It was very frustrating!

“Against St Andrew’s it will be more of the same and I will drum it into the players we need to match them in every department.”