Linlithgow and Bo’ness to meet in cup final

The Bo'ness and Linlithgow derby is always fiercely competitive
The Bo'ness and Linlithgow derby is always fiercely competitive
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Super League title rivals Bo’ness United and Linlithgow Rose will meet in the final of the Fife and Lothians Cup after they won their respective semi-finals last night.

Bo’ness were 2-0 victors at home to Kelty Hearts, while holders Rose sealed their place with a late goal to overcome Hill of Beath.

A date and venue has yet to be confirmed for the showpiece, although Broxburn’s Albyn Park and Bathgate’s Creamery Park are favoured for hosting due to their proximity to the two clubs.

Winger Nicky Walker put Bo’ness ahead on 20 minutes before Darren Gribben doubled their lead in the second-half.

Linlithgow left it late to see off Hill of Beath, with striker Iain Diack netting an 89th-minute winner to set up an intriguing final.

With Bo’ness firm favourites to secure the league title, needing just a point from their remaining two games, Rose will be eager to secure silverware under new boss Danny Smith to prevent a Bo’ness double.

The two meet on Saturday in a dress rehearsal at Rose’s Prestonfield ground, although Bo’ness will be crowned champions before then if they can avoid defeat at home to Lochee United tomorrow night.

If they do fail to get a point from tomorrow night’s match, it would take something special for Rose to retain their title given Bo’ness’s superior goal difference.