Coyne brace has Rose top

Linlithgow stormed to top spot in the Super League to a brace from Tommy Coyne.

They took the lead after ten minutes from the penalty spot after a handball by Andy Rollo. Coyne stepped up and drove the ball wide of the keeper to give them an early lead.

The supporters sat back expecting an avalanche of further goals but it wasn't to be.

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Rose keeper Steven Pinkowski was by far the busier of the two and he kept his goal intact thanks to a string of good saves and poor finishing by the Kelty strikeforce.

Just before the half-time whistle Linlithgow scored again. Adam Nelson, in his own half, played a high ball deep into the heart of the visiting defence. Coyne raced after it outpacing a static Rollo. The ball bounced nicely for him before he stroked it wide of the advancing keeper.

Kelty fought back but couldn't find the net in a frustrating last forty five minutes.

Linlithgow: Pinkowski, Kelly, Virgili, Ward, Wilson, Tyrrell, McLennan, Nelson, Strickland, Coyne, McArthur. Subs: Manson, Nimmo, Livingston, King, Brown, Herd, McPherson.

Kelty: Fleming, Ross, C Courts, Rollo, T Courts, McCabe, Mauchlin, Forbes, Lawrie, C Morrison, Kay. Subs: Webster, R Morrison, Owen-McCabe, Leighton, King, Meikle, Bateson.

Linlithgow Rose 2

Kelty Hearts 0