Rob Roy hit high five with impressive display against Camelon

Willie Sawyers takes on the Camelon defence
Willie Sawyers takes on the Camelon defence

Rob Roy’s unbeaten pre-season run continued with an assured performance against East Super League outfit Camelon Juniors.

Rabs were quickest out of the traps, in the fourth minute Gavin Mackie fired narrowly past the post from a Willie Sawyers lay off, a minute later Sean McCall headed a Mackie corner kick over the bar.

Rabs impressive start was rewarded when they took a 10th minute lead after Lee Gallacher set off on a run down the right wing before switching the ball to Kevin Watt who crossed a low pass for Willie Sawyers to stab the ball into the net from a yard out.

Camelon went on the offensive with McCall doing well to clear a Jason Walton effort from the front of the Rabs net, a minute later Rabs keeper Jordan Brown was forced to punch a Scott Taylor corner over his crossbar.

In the 37th minute Rabs added a second when Craig Buchanan rose above the Mariners defence to power a header into the net. The final chance of the half fell to Camelon with Jordan Herron’s header drifting wide of the target.

The second half was only two minutes old when referee Williams adjudged that Sawyers had been impeded inside the penalty box and awarded Rabs a spot kick. The Rabs striker took the kick himself only for home keeper David Kane to dive to his left and push the ball to safety. However it was 3-0 in the 53rd minute when Shaun Fraser broke into the Camelon penalty box before dispatching a low cross towards goal, defender Jason Deans attempting to clear the danger knocked the ball past his own keeper.

In the 55th minute Brown did well to push wide a stinging 25 yard free-kick from Taylor. With Camelon tiring in the heavy conditions Rabs increased their lead in the 61st minute when substitute Jordan McGuire, only on the park for barely a minute lashed a low left foot strike into the corner of the net from 25 yards. Two minutes later Kane made a fine low save from Mackie’s free kick.

In the 67th minute Watt latched on to a Reece Pearson pass to slot home number five.

Sawyers strong running in the penalty box was causing problems to the home defence and he was unlucky not to score again when he was just short in reaching a Mackie cross as the ball skidded across the sodden goalmouth.

Playing silky passing football and first to every loose ball, the Kirkintilloch side coasted to their third pre-season victory and have scored 11 times in the process.