Five-star Linlithgow Rose prove too much to handle

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Lochee United 2 - 5 Linlithgow Rose

Linlithgow dominated the first half and were two goals ahead within 33 minutes. Stuart McArthur swept Tommy Coyne’s low cross into the 
Lochee net for the opener.

The same players were involved in the second goal – Coyne regaining possession for Linlithgow before McArthur scored with a cracking 25-yard drive.

However, the visitors were shocked by goals either side of the interval which left them back on level terms. In the 44th minute David Hay stopped Jon Voigt’s initial shot but was 
powerless to keep out the rebound. Then, in the 47th minute, Scott Gates scored a fine goal to equalise.

Parity lasted only five minutes, though, before Lochee keeper Stephen Vanderdeyl punched an Andy Shirra free kick into his own net.

Linlithgow extended their lead soon after with a Coyne penalty, after McArthur was felled in the box, before the scoring was completed when Stephen Manson rifled home to seal the points.

Lochee United: Vanderdeyl, Bannon, Hay, Krobot, Reid, Gates, O’Leary, Grant, Percy, Voigt, Blackwood. Subs: Cargill, Hagan, Richardson.

Linlithgow Rose: Hay, Gibson, Nelson, MacKenzie, Ovenstone, Ruari MacLennan, McArthur, Shirra, Strickland, Coyne, Manson (Herd 79).