Fourth ain’t too bad – Rabs boss accentuates the positive!

Rob Roy v Arthurlie at Adamslie Park, Kirkintilloch.  19.11.11 Picture by Jamie Forbes
Rob Roy v Arthurlie at Adamslie Park, Kirkintilloch. 19.11.11 Picture by Jamie Forbes

I WOULD have taken it at the start of the season – that’s the message from Jimmy Lindsay as Rob Roy face up to life in fourth place.

The Rabs slipped down the league after a second successive defeat on Saturday – but gaffer Lindsay is not too unhappy.

A late penalty saw Arthurlie win 1-0 – meaning Rabs, who led the Super League Premier Division just two weeks ago, are now five points behind table-topping local rivals Petershill.

Lindsay was left cursing his luck, but insisted that his team are still in a decent position.

He told the Herald: “We never got the rub of the green like we did when we beat Pollok a couple of weeks ago.

“To be fair they were the better team in the first half and a penalty with 15 minutes left was enough to win it for them.

“It shows how important it is to get the first goal in these games because they are so evenly matched.”

He added: “At the end of the day we are still well up there in the league – even after losing the last two matches.

“We are lucky that other results have gone our way and I would have certainly taken this position going into December at the start of the season.”

Rabs now have a week off from competitive football and Lindsay will be concentrating on getting his strikers back to scoring form.

He explained: “Earlier in the season we were scoring for fun, but letting plenty of goals in as well.

“Now our defence is working far better but we don’t seem to be able to get the goals any more.”

Meanwhile, beleaguered Rossvale consolidated their position at the foot of division two after losing 2-1 to St Roch’s.

It was Vale’s seventh straight league loss since they ran out 4-3 winners against Stonehouse Violet three months ago.

The team’s next attempt to turn the season around will be against Royal Albert at home this Saturday. Kick-off is at 1.45pm.