Top-of-the-table clash between Rob Roy and Petershill

Rob Roy pre-season training at Adamslie Park, Kirkintilloch. Manager Jimmy Lindsay. 9.7.11 Picture by Jamie  Forbes
Rob Roy pre-season training at Adamslie Park, Kirkintilloch. Manager Jimmy Lindsay. 9.7.11 Picture by Jamie Forbes

LOCAL rivals Kirkintilloch Rob Roy and Petershill FC will cross swords this weekend.

Rabs manager Jimmy Lindsay (pictured) says his side have no intention of losing their 100 per cent league record in this Saturday’s mouth-watering top-of-the-table clash against Petershill.

Rabs are gunning for revenge after their 3-0 League Cup semi-final defeat by Peasie last week and know three points will see them leapfrog the Springburn club into top spot in the table.

After an impressive 3-1 victory at Auchinleck Talbot at the weekend, Lindsay said: “Sometimes it’s good to get a defeat. You either get a reaction off the players or you don’t.

“Boy did we get a reaction, and I was delighted. We’re looking forward to Petershill.”

However, after three league wins – including a 4-0 thumping of Kilbirnie Ladeside on Saturday – and a place in the League Cup final secured, Petershill counterpart Scott Smith joked: “After the final, I wish the season was over already!”

But he added: “We’re delighted we’ve got points off the teams that’ll be around about us in the league, but we’re not getting carried away.”

Rob Roy play Petershill at Adamslie Park this Saturday. Kick-off 2pm.

Meanwhile, Rossvale will be looking to get back on track at home to Carluke Rovers on Saturday (kick-off 2pm at Petershill Park) after a 3-0 loss at Blantyre Victoria.

Manager Ian Gray said: “We need to be a wee bit more street wise and a bit more clinical in the final third.”