Rose take a step closer to league title

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060413 Sauchie juniors v linlithgow rose

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Linlithgow Rose 1

A VIRTUALLY unchanged Linlithgow Rose from the one which dumped local rivals Bo’ness United out of the Fly Emirates Scottish Cup the previous week took a huge step towards securing the East Region Superleague title on Saturday.

The Rose secured the three points in a scrappy game against Sauchie, winning 1-0 thanks to a Gordon Herd goal on the hour mark.

Only Camelon Juniors can now prevent Linlithgow Rose from lifting the title.

However, thoughts of the title go on hold for a fortnight with the Rose again in cup action where they face current Emirates Cup holders Shotts in a double-headed semi-final this Saturday, April 13) and next (April 20).

Full match report and semi-final prospects in Friday’s Journal and Gazette.