HOT-shot Rabs rattled in another four goals and completely dominated the match against their Ayrshire opponents.
Rob Roy................. 4
West of Scotland Super Premier League
The first real chance of the match fell to Beith’s Reid, but his effort lacked power with Robertson making an easy diving save. Minutes later at the other end Diack sent a shot flashing wide of the upright. Rabs took the lead in the 24th minute when Adam made a clever turn and pass to Iain Diack, who drilled the ball past keeper Strain.
Four minutes later Rabs were awarded a penalty when McShane hauled Diack down in the box. The defender was deemed to be last man and was shown a red card by referee Munro.
Chic Connolly stepped up to coolly slot the spot kick past Strain to double his side’s advantage.
As the half-time whistle approached McLean fired over the bar for the visitors from a good scoring position.
Following a period of attractive passing play McLachlan brought out a fine diving save from Strain before Diack tested the keeper, but he failed to make proper contact with the ball.
However Rabs increased their lead on the hour mark when Diack fired home a neat finish from an acute angle.
Robertson was forced into a save from McGowan in a rare Beith attack, but it was Rob Roy who added to their goal tally in the 64th minute when Bradley’s deflected lob spun over Strain’s head and dipped into the back of the net – putting the game completely out of reach of the 10-men opposition.
Rabs continued to press and with five minutes remaining Lindsay’s free-kick from the edge of the box was blocked and his follow-up hammered over the bar.
With Beith rarely threating the Adamslie Park side ran out easy winners against a surprisingly lacklustre Ayrshire side.
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