Linlithgow pegged back but McGlynn sees progress

Linlithgow Rose manager David McGlynn
Linlithgow Rose manager David McGlynn
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Linlithgow boss David McGlynn praised his side’s ‘terrific’ football despite seeing them denied by a late equaliser in their 2-2 draw against Hill of Beath.

For the second week running, Rose were held after being in a winning position. While frustrated, McGlynn insisted: “We’re obviously disappointed to drop two points but we’re unbeaten this season and some of the football we play is terrific. We gave away a crazy goal and came back with two great ones so there are signs that the players are buying into what we want from them.”

Rose were stung by a fifth-minute goal from the visitors. Beath won a free-kick out wide right which Brian Breen swung over to the back post for Lewis McKenzie to knock the ball over the line.

On the half-hour mark, Blair Batchelor played a superb reverse pass to Graham Weir, who drove into the box and finished clinically for Rose.

Linlithgow took the lead with another fine goal in the 70th minute, Andy Shirra played in Batchelor to coolly score past Hall.

With only a couple of minutes left, Rose took a short corner kick looking to kill time. Beath stole the ball and raced downfield and, in a frantic scramble in the six-yard box, the ball struck several players before rolling agonisingly just over the line.

Linlithgow: Adams, Tyrrell, Baptie, Hammill, McKenzie, Leiper, Batchelor, Shirra, Jones, Coyne, Weir. Subs: Kelbie, Strickland, Ovenstone, Thom, McKinven.

Hill of Beath: Hall, Leishman, 
Millar, Duigan, Dair, Moffat, Adamson, G Smith, Hay, McKenzie, Breen. Subs: Bryce, C Smith, Fleming, Mann, Mooney.