Rob Roy and Rossvale ready for cup action...

Rob Roy v Beith at Adamslie Park 8.10.11 Picture by Jamie Forbes
Rob Roy v Beith at Adamslie Park 8.10.11 Picture by Jamie Forbes

KIRKINTILLOCH Rob Roy face Rutherglen Glencairn in the first round of the West of Scotland Cup at Adamslie Park. Kick-off is at 2pm.

This Saturday Bishopbriggs side Rossvale face a challenging visit to Super League team Dalry Thistle in the first round of the West of Scotland Cup.

Adamslie Park was the scene of a six-goal thriller on Saturday as Rob Roy staged a dramatic comeback to earn a point against league rivals Beith.

The 3-3 draw kept Rabs second in the division – just a point behind Ashfield.

Manager Jimmy Lindsay was happy with the result, but has concerns over his team’s consistency and defensive frailties.

He told the Herald: “It was a really good quality game and that’s what you want in Junior football.

“We started really well in the first 15 minutes to go one up, but then we stopped playing until the last half-hour.

“We got it back to 3-2 then 3-3 and could have gone on to win it, but in fairness Beith had their chances as well.

“When we are on-song we are really good, but we need to address why we switch off and look at our defence.”

Meanwhile, Rossvale manager Ian Gray was left frustrated after his team’s league game against Newmains was postponed.

He said: “We were only told at 10.30am on Saturday so didn’t have time to organise anything else.

“It’s the fourth game which has been postponed already this season so there’s a worry about fixtures backlog already and we’re not even into winter yet.”

Gray said: “They’ll obviously be favourites, but we are not going there without hope.

“We’ll be looking to win the game and have four new players to bolster the team.

“There’s always a shock result in every round of the cup and we need to make sure we’re the ones who provide that shock.”

Rossvale’s game kicks off at 2pm at Merksworth Park.