Rob Roy look to bounce back from Beith display

Rob Roy striker Kevin Watt challenges Beith's Kevin McDonald during Saturday's match. (pic by Stephen Kerr)
Rob Roy striker Kevin Watt challenges Beith's Kevin McDonald during Saturday's match. (pic by Stephen Kerr)

Rob Roy boss Stewart Maxwell admitted that his side were fortunate to escape with a point from their 2-2 draw at Beith on Saturday.

And he says he’s expecting a reaction from his players as they prepare to take on Petershill at Guy’s Meadow this weekend.

The Kirkintilloch side actually moved back up to second in the Super League Premier Division table after salvaging a point thanks to ’keeper Jordan Brown’s heroics and a last gasp equaliser.

He said: “Although the conditions were horrendous, we just weren’t at the races. We were sloppy defensively.

“The players know it wasn’t acceptable and there’s a big week in training coming up for some of them.

“We have a squad and players who have been waiting for their chance and we can’t stick with players if they are going to produce poor performances.”

This week Rabs face a Petershill side who are in form after three wins on the trot and who knocked Rob Roy out of the Sectional League Cup semi-final on penalties earlier in the season.

Maxwell admitted: “That defeat still rankles because it was a chance for us to win silverware.”

Rabs have been drawn at home to Clydebank or Whitletts Victoria in the West of Scotland Cup third round and away to Lesmahagow in the Central League Cup first round.