Scottish Cup - Fourth Round - Replay
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Scottish Cup: Forfar Athletic 0-1 Linlithgow Rose

Linlithgow's Kevin Kelbie (left) celebrates his winning goal
Kevin Kelbie (left) was a youth with Celtic and Rangers

Linlithgow Rose became the first junior team to reach the last 16 of the Scottish Cup after Kevin Kelbie struck in extra time against Forfar Athletic.

After a goalless 90 minutes, visiting substitute Michael Jones set up Kelbie to score five minutes from time to knock out the Scottish League One side.

Teams from the semi-professional junior leagues were first allowed entry to the competition in 2007.

Now Rose from the East Superleague will face Premiership outfit Ross County.

The West Lothian side will travel to Dingwall on 6 February for a fifth-round match that will rival their four Scottish Junior Cup final victories in terms of significance.

Clubs from outside the Scottish football league system had not been permitted to take part in the Scottish Cup, but from 2007 the Junior Cup winners received invites along with the winners of the regional superleagues.

Rose suffered a blow before kick-off against Forfar, with captain Mark Tyrell missing from their defence as he was unable to swap a shift at the sausage factory where he works.

It was the third meeting between the two sides after last week's fourth-round replay, required after a 3-3 draw, was abandoned because of a floodlight failure.

Linlithgow Rose manager Dave McGlynn celebrates
Dave McGlynn's Linlithgow Rose lie fifth in the East Superleague

Forfar went into the game without a victory in six outings and having only won once in 17 to sit second bottom of Scotland's third tier.

That run led to the sacking of manager Dick Campbell and the appointment of Gary Bollan - and the new manager suffered a frustrating evening.

Michael Dunlop hit the post for the Loons in the second minute, while Scott Martin's 89th-minute strike cracked against bar.

Strikers Colin Strickland and Kelbie also hit the woodwork for Linlithgow.

Forfar seemed to be on top during the additional 30 minutes as Martin, Iain Campbell and Omar Kader were all denied, while Martin had a penalty appeal waved away.

However, with penalties looming, Kelbie struck low and firm to beat goalkeeper Darren Hill.

The striker who started his career as youth with Celtic and Rangers before a sports scholarship in the United States at last made Scottish Cup history at the age of 30.

Line-ups

Forfar

  • 1Hill
  • 2Baxter
  • 4Dunlop
  • 5O'Brien
  • 3Campbell
  • 7KaderSubstituted forHayat 114'minutes
  • 6YoungBooked at 87mins
  • 8Hodge
  • 11DenholmSubstituted forSmithat 98'minutes
  • 9Martin
  • 10Swankie

Substitutes

  • 12Nicoll
  • 14Fotheringham
  • 15Hay
  • 16Smith
  • 17Kennedy
  • 18Devine
  • 21King

Linlithgow Rose

  • 1Adams
  • 2Batchelor
  • 4MacKenzie
  • 5Leiper
  • 3Batty
  • 11Kelbie
  • 6Weir
  • 8ShirraBooked at 81mins
  • 7Kelly
  • 9StricklandSubstituted forJonesat 103'minutes
  • 10Coyne

Substitutes

  • 12Hamill
  • 14Jones
  • 15King
  • 16MacLennan
  • 19McKinven
Referee:
John Beaton
Attendance:
1,168

Match Stats

Home TeamForfarAway TeamLinlithgow Rose
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home13
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home17
Away9
Fouls
Home13
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Forfar Athletic 0, Linlithgow Rose 1.

Second Half Extra Time ends, Forfar Athletic 0, Linlithgow Rose 1.

Foul by Scott Martin (Forfar Athletic).

Andrew Shirra (Linlithgow Rose) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Linlithgow Rose. Conceded by Iain Campbell.

Corner, Linlithgow Rose. Conceded by Darren Hill.

Attempt saved. Michael Jones (Linlithgow Rose) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Jamie MacKenzie.

Goal!

Goal! Forfar Athletic 0, Linlithgow Rose 1. Kevin Kelbie (Linlithgow Rose) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Foul by Craig Smith (Forfar Athletic).

Jamie MacKenzie (Linlithgow Rose) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Kerr Hay replaces Omar Kader.

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Ally Adams.

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Ally Adams.

Attempt saved. Omar Kader (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Corner, Linlithgow Rose. Conceded by Derek Young.

Attempt saved. Iain Campbell (Forfar Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Scott Martin (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Andrew Shirra (Linlithgow Rose).

Attempt missed. Scott Martin (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left.

Craig Smith (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jamie MacKenzie (Linlithgow Rose).

Second Half Extra Time begins Forfar Athletic 0, Linlithgow Rose 0.

First Half Extra Time ends, Forfar Athletic 0, Linlithgow Rose 0.

Thomas O'Brien (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Michael Jones (Linlithgow Rose).

Substitution

Substitution, Linlithgow Rose. Michael Jones replaces Colin Strickland.

Iain Campbell (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Conor Kelly (Linlithgow Rose).

Mark Baxter (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Thomas Coyne (Linlithgow Rose).

Attempt saved. Scott Martin (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Hand ball by Colin Strickland (Linlithgow Rose).

Foul by Craig Smith (Forfar Athletic).

Colin Leiper (Linlithgow Rose) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Craig Smith replaces Danny Denholm.

Scott Martin (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Conor Kelly (Linlithgow Rose).

Foul by Scott Martin (Forfar Athletic).

Conor Kelly (Linlithgow Rose) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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