Rabs ease ever closer to survival

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Rob Roy took another step closer to league survival on Saturday with a hard-fought draw against third-placed

Kilbirnie Ladeside.

The 1-1 stalemate was thanks to a late equaliser from Rabs’ supersub Hunter, after the Kirkintilloch team failed to turn long periods of dominance into goals.

Gaffer Stewart Maxwell said: “We played really well in the first half and were excellent - though we missed a penalty which was crucial.

“They came out strong in the second half and were the better side for 15 minutes but we were still confident of getting a goal before they scored.

“All credit to the boys though, they picked themselves up, worked hard, and we got a headed goal five minutes from the end.

“To be honest we didn’t want the game to end because we were so strong during the final minutes of the match.”

He added: “It’s a handy point, although I’m disappointed we didn’t get all three on the team’s performance.

“We are continuing to pick up points in places the teams below us in the league aren’t, which is crucial.”

“We had a massive travelling support who were like an extra man.

“They cheered the team off the pitch so they clearly saw the effort put in.”

This Saturday will see Rabs face bottom-of-the-table Arthurlie - with a win promising put any final fears of possible relegation to rest.

Maxwell said: “It’s another massive game for us. Arthurlie really need to win it as they are really at the last chance saloon now.

“If we win I think 26 points will mean we are safe so hopefully we can get a result.

“I hope the fans will turn out in force again to support us.”

Rob Roy take on Arthurlie at Dunterlie Park. Kick-off is at 2pm.