Rose leave it late for win

West Lothian Courier - - Drivetime Extra - He­riot Watt......0 Lin­lith­gow ......... 6

Pumpherston knocked six past Lochgelly Al­bert as they got their East Re­gion League Cup cam­paign off to a start.

Six dif­fer­ent play­ers got their names on the score­sheet as the hosts ran out com­fort­able vic­tors to put them firmly in the driv­ing seat in Sec­tion J, which also fea­tures lo­cal ri­vals Stoney­burn.

Camp­bell An­thony got the home side up and run­ning on 12 min­utes with a smart header to open his ac­count for Craig Martin’s men.

The Re­cre­ation Park side, who boast a per­fect Premier League South record through their first nine games, then were Lin­lith­gow Rose re­main at the top of the East of Scot­land Con­fer­ence C af­ter net­ting five times in the fi­nal 17 min­utes to see off He­riot Watt Uni­ver­sity.

The vis­i­tors huffed and puffed for large spells of the game be­fore fi­nally giv­ing them­selves some breath­ing space.

A dis­ap­point­ing first half dis­play saw Kevin Watt fire his side into the lead on 14 min­utes be­fore the Rose squan­dered sev­eral de­cent chances.

They were al­most made to pay for their lack of cut­ting edge in front of goal when the home side cre­ated their only real ef­fort of the game on the hour mark when Matt Gra­ham pounced on loose play from de­fender Jamie McKen­zie, only for the winger to see his strike pushed wide of the post by Kyle Mar­ley.

Mark Bradley’s men fi­nally got their sec­ond goal on 73 min­utes – be­fore the flood­gates well and truly opened.

Roddy MacLen­nan ri­fled home a fine 25-yard ef­fort only for Robert Sloan to go even bet­ter mo­ments later with a long-range free-kick.

Goals in the last five min­utes from Tommy Coyne, Dar­ren Smith and an own goal gave the score­line a health­ier look.

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