Tommy Coyne spot-on for Linlithgow

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Linlithgow Rose beat Carnoustie Panmure 3-2 in Angus in a game that was full of drama and talking points.

Rose took the lead in the fifth minute when Tommy Coyne scored with a penalty kick after Calum Smith had been fouled in the box.

The Gowfers were back on level terms midway through the half. Kevin Milne got on the wrong side of Jamie McKenzie and when the Rose man clipped him he was shown a red card for preventing a goalscoring opportunity. Rori Bews netted the resulting free kick.

Undeterred, ten man Linlithgow got back in front almost immediately when Adam Nelson’s long range effort caught in the wind and deceived Neal Ferrie as it looped into the net.

However the home team equalised again on the stroke of half time thanks to Ewan Buggins.

Rose went ahead for a third time with fifteen minutes remaining. Andy Shirra was bundled off the ball as he burst into the box and Coyne netted his second penalty of the match.

The drama wasn’t over though as Carnoustie were awarded a penalty with three minutes remaining, however Scott Christie pulled off a great save to deny Michael McIlravey.

Carnoustie: Ferrie, Myles, Buggins (Perrera 88 mins), Millar, Robertson, Roberts, L Scott (Cook 80 mins), Black, Bews, Milne, McIlravey

Christie, Tyrrell, Dunn, McKenzie, Ovenstone, Shirra, Ruari MacLennan, Nelson, Smith, Coyne, Roddy MacLennan (Gibson 70 mins).