Ross County v Linlithgow Rose

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A sunny Prestonfield, home of Linlithgow Rose


A very brief post this evening to highlight Linlithgow Rose’s historic Scottish Cup fifth round tie away in Dingwall tomorrow afternoon. Rose are the first Junior side to reach the last 16, and as something of a fairweather attendee who has thoroughly enjoyed watching them over the last couple of years, I’m a bit gutted I can’t be there. 

Lithgae have not had an easy time of it through the rounds this year either, and indeed have already made two trips to the Highlands to play Inverness Clach and Wick Academy. They came through those ties rather well – the 5-1 win over Wick at Prestonfield three days prior to Xmas being a particular highlight – to then defeat league opposition in Forfar in a fourth round replay. 

So tomorrow, I’d hope and expect that Linlithgow put on their absolute best for the hundreds of travelling supporters, in arguably one of the club’s biggest matches in its history. In my view the Junior game in Scotland has a depth of quality which is perhaps not appreciated by those who don’t follow it – one hopes Linlithgow set a marker for that depth of quality and at least give the League Cup finalists an uncomfortable 90 minutes.