Cup exits for Rob Roy and Rossvale

Rob Roy's Cup hopes went West at the hands of Clydebank
Rob Roy's Cup hopes went West at the hands of Clydebank

Junior sides Kirkintilloch Rob Roy and Rossvale both suffered disappointing cup exits on Wednesday night.

Rob Roy went out of the West of Scotland Cup when they were beaten 3-1 by Super League First Divison Clydebank at Guy’s Meadow.

Stewart Maxwell’s side, currently fourth in the Premier Division, were looking to repeat their victory over Clydebank in the Sectional League Cup quarter-final earlier in the season.

But it was a disappointing night for the home side as bankies booked a last eight clash with either Auchinleck Talbot or Cambuslang Rangers.

Bankies took the lead in 14 minutes through Stevie Young and Rabs squandered a great chance to level seven minutes later when Ross Barbour’s penalty was saved by Josh Lumsden.

The home side were level just a couple of minutes later, Chris Duff heading home, but Andy Paterson restored the visitors’ lead just before half-time.

Nicky Little made it 3-1 early in the second half and there was no way back for Rabs.

Meanwhile Rossvale went out of the Central League Cup when they were beaten 2-0 by fellow Central First Division side Thorniewood United in a first round tie at Robertson Park.

The Viewpark side, defending the trophy they won last year, went ahead through Chris Lennon six minutes into the second half.

Lennon latched onto the ball on the edge of the Rossvale box and beat Jon Connolly with a low drive.

Rossvale, who lost at Thorniewood in the league earlier in the season, fell further behind 12 minutes later when Chris Robb headed home from close range to seal a deserved win.

Both sides will look to bounce back with league wins this season - Rob Roy are away to Kilbirne Ladeside while Rossvale travel to face promotion rivals Wishaw.