Well the Scottish Junior Cup holders are making the most of the new set up for the Scottish Cup.
up their 6-0 win down at Newton Stewart in the first round Linlithgow
Rose took on East of Scotland League side Spartans. Spartans are no
slouches in the Scottish Cup. In 2005-6 they beat league sides Berwick
Rangers and Queen's Park (sadly not at Hampden) before holding St.
Mirren (who went on to promotion to the SPL) to a goalless draw at home
before losing at Love Street. And in 2003-4 they claimed the scalps of
Alloa and Arbroath before losing out to returning former tenants of
their City Park ground Livingston who were at that time in the SPL who
were heading to the Semi-Finals and CIS Cup win that season.
the Junior Cup holders didn't show any fear for one of the regular
giant killers of recent years. Instead they carried out their own act of
giant killing. For it was the home side that lifted the crowd at
Prestonfield when Bradley scored in the 24th minute. A lead they
maintained until the half time break, when the result earned almost as
big a cheer as the Dunfermline losing scoreline announcement at fellow
West Lothian side Livingston's ground.
In the second
half Spartans did strike back on 54 minutes with a penalty strike by
McLeod. But t he little teams lead was restored 4 minutes later when
Donnolly scored their second. With just over 10 minutes to go Rose then
killed the game off with two strikes in just over a minute from Tyrell
Linlithgow Rose make it into Saturday's draw
when big local rivals Livingston of the Iron Bru Scottish Football
League Division join many of the other SFL teams in the draw.