THREE goals and another three points for Rob Roy as they continue their fine start to the season.
Auchinleck Talbot................. 1
Rob Roy........................... 3
West of Scotland Premier Division
Injury-hit Rabs, who could only muster one fit player for the substitute list, produced a gritty performance to return from Ayrshire with all three points.
Talbot took the game to Rabs, winning three corners in as many opening minutes.
It was the visitors who snatched the lead in the seventh minute when Easton was fouled out on the left. Alan Lindsay whipped over a perfect free-kick into the danger zone to be met by Willie McLachlan who glanced a header past Leishman.
Auchinleck came back at Rabs strongly, with Stephen Robertson making a brilliant double save from McCann and Slavin.
The home side carved out chances, but poor finishing prevented any scoring.
Rabs always looked dangerous on the break. Jamie Lindsay had the ball in the Talbot net only to be ruled offside then Fulton flashed a shot inches wide after being released by Gormley.
Talbot equalised in the 55th minute through a soft penalty when Carter was adjudged to have caused an infringement in the box. Bryan Slavin converted the spot-kick.
Rabs roared back and within five minutes were back in the lead when Jamie Lindsay took advantage of a defender’s slip to advance on goal, rounding the keeper before squaring for David Gormley to net easily.
Rob Roy were looking to add to their total. Easton was unlucky to see his shot hit the boot of Leishman.
Minutes later the home keeper made a fine diving save from a powerful McBride drive.
Rabs increased their lead in the 77th minute when McVey was woefully short with a back header which was seized on by Brian MacKay who ran in on goal before giving Leishman no chance.
Fulton should have made it four in the last minute, but fired directly at the keeper and the chance was lost.
Rob Roy: Robertson, McLachlan, McBride, Carter, A Lindsay (Reddan 87), Cairney, MacKay, Fulton, Gormley, J Lindsay, Easton. Subs not used; Mackie, Thomas.