Linlithgow Rose make it a hat-trick of league wins

Andy Shirra, left. Picture: Gordon McBrearty
Andy Shirra, left. Picture: Gordon McBrearty
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Linlithgow Rose notched up their third straight Super League win as they overcame battling Camelon with a dominant second-half performance.

After a tentative start, Rose put their noses in front when Andy Shirra gathered the ball 20 yards out and worked his way into the box before sliding a right-foot effort under Richie Barnard from ten yards. Camelon responded well with Kelbie shooting wide from 20 yards out but the home side suffered a blow when the same player hobbled off shortly after. Both teams had chances to add to the scoreline as first Gibson hit the bar for Linlithgow before James Donaldson had Christie at full stretch to touch over a curling effort.

Linlithgow started the second half strongly and went two up when Camelon failed to clear their lines and Ruari MacLennan made space to fire home from 20 yards.

The home team were never out of the game, however, and rallied late on as Scott Christie produced a fantastic save to turn away a Stuart Cringean header, and then Ruari MacLennan cleared off the line from a Cringean shot. But in the end the visitors chalked up a deserved win.

Camelon: Barnard, Bell, Ure, Benton, Leiper, Gillespie, Batchelor, Kelly, Allison, Kelbie (Donaldson 26), Wright (Cringean 62). Subs: Mitchell, Watson/

Linlithgow: Christie, Gibson, Dunn, Tyrrell, Ovenstone, Shirra, Ruari MacLennan, Nelson, Strickland, Smith, Roddy MacLennan (Coyne 73). Subs: McArthur, McKillen, Blackburn.