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Musselburgh Athletic v Bonnyrigg Rose

Musselburgh Athletic v Bonnyrigg Rose

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It’s time for the first cup final of the new season on Saturday, as Newtongrange Star take on cup holders Linlithgow Rose at neutral Albyn Park, Broxburn, for the Dechmont League Cup.

The Star’s 14th match of the season follows last Saturday’s cracking 5-2 away win in the Premier League at Broughty Athletic, while Linlithgow Rose were sent crashing out of the Emirates Scottish Junior Cup, losing in the first round 2-1 away at bitter rivals Bo’ness United.

Newtongrange deservedly reached the final as Group D section winners, before winning 2-1 away to Sauchie in the semi-final to make it 14 goals scored and only one conceded in the competition so far.

Newtongrange will need to be at their very best, but Star boss Alan Miller will be sure to have them well up for the final.

Read Striker’s full round-up and match reports in this week’s Advertiser - out now.