ROB Roy crashed out of the Central League Cup at the quarter-final stage yesterday after a five-goal thriller.
The 3-2 loss against Shotts Bon Accord at Adamslie Park was a hard-fought contest, but it was Rabs’ defending which ultimately cost them a semi-final berth.
Gaffer Jimmy Lindsay told the Herald: “We simply didn’t defend properly. We got 1-0 up in the first half but then gifted them the equaliser.
“We thought we’d got rid of that earlier in the season but it’s come back to haunt us in this game.”
Shotts took the half time lead but Rob Roy quickly seized the initiative after the break.
Lindsay said: “We really battered them for most of the second half but it just wasn’t to be.
“We had a penalty claim turned down in the dying minutes but, to be honest, I don’t know whether it was one or not.”
He added: “We’re obviously a wee bit disappointed and it’s a bit of a damp squib at this point in the season.
“Having said that, we’ll pick ourselves up to go to Largs for our last league game on Saturday and then we’ve got the Player of the Year Dance that evening.
“It’s been a successful season and we’ll hopefully still end it on a high.”
Rabs play Largs Thistle at Barrsfield on Saturday. Kick-off is at 2pm. Places are still available on the supporters bus - call Joe Doogan on 07868 180254 for more details.