Kirkintilloch Rob Roy rue missed opportunities after Petershill draw

Rob Roy v Petershill
Rob Roy v Petershill

Rob Roy steadied the ship after two consecutive league losses with a point against Petershill, but the lack of a ‘killer touch’ cost them the win.

That was the message from gaffer Stewart Maxwell after he saw his team dominate for long periods against his former club on Saturday – but still needed a late goal to earn a 1-1 draw.

He told the Herald: “I was disappointed with the draw because we were the better side.

“We were really good in the first half and should have been at least a goal up, but it’s our Achilles heel at the moment that we lack the killer touch to see teams off.

“In the second half we didn’t come out of the traps and lost a sloppy penalty where we were equally sloppy in the build-up.

“We showed our character after that and got back in it with 12 minutes to go, but still were unable to kill them off.”

However, Maxwell still has confidence in his young team.

He explained: “We are getting better all the time and when a couple of our forward players get off the mark with a goal I am confident they will start to score regularly. We have played six teams now and have shown we can compete with anyone in the league.”

This weekend sees Rabs take on struggling Arthurlie, who currently prop up the table.

Maxwell said: “It’s massive for us – these are the games which will go a long way to defining our season.”

Rob Roy play Arthurlie on Saturday at Adamslie Park. Kick-off is 2pm.

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