Linlithgow Rose v Cowdenbeath

Linlithgow Rose v Bo’ness United

Last time both sides met, the full-time whistle blew on a 0-0 draw at Newtown Park.

Linlithgow Rose currently sit in 8th place with 44 points from their 29 games played – made up of 12 wins, eight draws, and nine defeats.

Since their 1-0 win over Caley Braves, the Rosey Posey are four games without a win – with a 1-1 draw away to Cumbernauld Colts sitting among defeats to Albion Rovers, Tranent, and Hearts B.

Bo’ness United currently sit in 3rd place with 60 points from their 30 games played – made up of 19 wins, three draws, and eight defeats.

The B.U’s come into this with back-to-back victories – defeating Civil Service Strollers 3-2, and their recent 2-0 win away to league leaders, East Kilbride.

Linlithgow Rose vs University of Stirling

Linlithgow Rose are one of two new clubs in the Lowland League, this season – having been crowned East of Scotland Premier Division Champions, nine points clear of runners-up, Sauchie.

Gaffer, Gordon Herd has laid his cards on the table – asking The Rose to “go challenge”. Whilst losing key-man, Mark Stowe to Arbroath, Herd is happy with the additions to the squad for their inaugural season in the Lowland League, including Dylan Patterson from Bo’ness Athletic, Calum Rae from opening fixture opponents, University of Stirling, and Sean McKirdy, amongst others.

It’s safe to say, University of Stirling had a fantastic 22/23 campaign – finishing eight points off top spot in fourth, only behind Champions and Playoff Winners, Spartans, Rangers B, and Celtic B. They also reached the Scottish Cup Fourth Round, losing 3-0 to Premiership side, Dundee United at Tannadice.

Chris Geddes will be looking at the 22/23 as the bar that’s been set. But, It’s difficult to establish where the Uni squad is at – having lost key-players such as goalkeeper, Ben Fry to Pollok, both Euan McGill and Jamie Thompson to East Stirling, and James Berry to Stenhousemuir.

Linlithgow Rose v Berwick Rangers