LEAGUE IS RABS’ TOP PRIORITY

Kirkintilloch Rob Roy v Auchinleck Talbot,'Scottish Junior Cup 2nd Round, at Adamslie Park, Kirkintilloch, Sat 29th Oct.'Winners Auchinleck 2-0'Photo by Paul Mc Sherry 29th Oct 2011.
Kirkintilloch Rob Roy v Auchinleck Talbot,'Scottish Junior Cup 2nd Round, at Adamslie Park, Kirkintilloch, Sat 29th Oct.'Winners Auchinleck 2-0'Photo by Paul Mc Sherry 29th Oct 2011.

ROB Roy crashed out of their second cup competition in just three weeks on Saturday.

The 2-0 defeat to Auchinleck Talbot in the second round of the Scottish Junior Cup capped a miserable October for Rob Roy fans.

It was their third successive defeat - a series of losses which also saw them exit the West of Scotland Cup at the first round stage.

But Rabs boss Jimmy Lindsay believes that his players were unlucky not to get something out of a match they dominated for spells.

He said: “You’ve simpluy got to score against teams of this quality and we failed in that and never looked like getting a goal back after they went ahead.”

He added: “It is disappointing but we will now be able to concentrate on the league, which has always been our number one priority. It would have been great to have had a run in the cup, but I’ve always been clear that that’s always just a bonus.”

This weekend Rabs take on Pollok in the league and will hope to break their losing streak when they run out at Adamslie Park.

A win could see them overtake rivals Petershill at the top of the table.

Lindsay added: “Pollok will be another tough game for us, but we have a few players back in the team so we have to be confident.

“I just hope we can come away with all three points and keep up our challenge in the league.”

The game kicks-off on Saturday at 2pm.

Meanwhile, Bishopbriggs junior side Rossvale were also cup casualties after being on the wrong side of a 9-2 hammering by Clydebank.

Rossvale will be hoping to bag the points when they take on Maryhill in the league this Saturday at home. Kick-off is at 2pm.