Eight men make Linlithgow work for win

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Linlithgow Rose 1

Lochee United 0

Linlithgow should have had this game finished in the opening ten minutes.

They had three glorious chances but found keeper Stephan Vanderdyl in superb form. Lochee found their feet but had Graeme Hay sent off for a last-man tackle in the 35th minute.

Lochee survived a strong penalty claim after the break when a Roddy McLennan effort looked to have hit an arm. The visitors were reduced to nine men after Lucas Krobot was sent off following a clash with Roddy McLennan. From the resultant free kick Linlithgow scored. The ball was crossed to the far post and Jamie McKenzie who bundled the ball over the line.

Lochee’s Paul Blackwood was sent off straight from the kick off leaving them with eight on the field but they almost levelled before Adam Nelson deflected a goal-bound shot for a corner.

Linlithgow: Allison, Brown, Nelson, Tyrrell, McKenzie, Ru McLennan, Smith, Shirra, Herd, Strickland, Ro McLennan. Subs: Coyne, Manson, St Connolly, Benton, Walker, Se Connolly, Hay.

Lochee: Vanderdyl, Bannon, Krobot, Hay, McGuire, Cargill, Grant, Lawson, Blackwood, Hagen, Robertson. Subs: Irons, Kirk, Gallagher, O Leary, Butter.