East of Scotland wrap: Tynecastle can't buy goal | Six of best for Linlithgow Rose

New manager Calum Elliot selected himself for Tynecastle against Dunipace, but not even the presence of the ex-Hearts striker could serve up a winner as the two teams drew 0-0 in Edinburgh.

Monday, 10th December 2018, 6:30 am
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“I feel I still have something to offer the team so I came here as a player/manager,” said Elliot.

“The first thing I believe we have to do is stop leaking goals. We did that today so it’s a step in the right direction. We’re a young squad but I’ve been very impressed with their attitude, no one has missed a training session since I arrived and they look to have taken that attitude on to the pitch.

“We have a big squad but I think we need to add to it with some experience players. This club has a great history and I would like to send it on its way back up there.

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“We have super facilities 
at Meggetland with our youngsters getting the best of coaching so I’ll be looking at them as well. It’s a pity we didn’t get a result today because the boys tried really hard to find a way through, but it wasn’t to be.”

The game was a tight affair with few chances on a sticky pitch and neither keeper was really troubled with both defences playing tight. It was obvious from the kick-off that the new manager’s experience showed. He had time on the ball others around him couldn’t find.

Linlithgow Rose won 6-1 at home to Edinburgh United, with Owen Ronald bagging a hat-trick, Tommy Coyne scoring from the penalty spot and further goals from Gary Thom and Colin Strickland.

Penicuik faced a tough test at Hill Of Beath and lost 2-1. Joe Kirby gave the Fifers the lead but Sam Jones levelled> However, with five minutes to go Lewis Payne scored the winner before Greg Paige was red carded for the visitors.

Elsewhere, Sauchie and Bo’ness served up a goalless draw with both sides finishing the game with ten men, Broxburn lost 2-0 at Jeanfield, Dalkeith had a 3-1 win at home to Burntisland, but Lothian Thistle lost 4-2 at home to Dundonald.