Rob Roy gaffer happy to be in the next round of the cup despite “worst performance of the season”

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RELIEVED Rob Roy manager Jimmy Lindsay saw his side scrape through to the third round of the Central League Cup on Saturday – overcoming a spate of injuries, tenacious opponents and a crisis of confidence.

Rabs, who came into the game having suffered three successive defeats, were 2-1 down at half-time against second division side Vale of Clyde.

But the patched-up Kirkintilloch side scored two second half goals without reply to triumph 3-2.

Lindsay said: “It was probably the worst performance of the season – we were really poor.

“We’re now in the position where we’re down to having only one sub because of injuries.

“We’re just glad to get through the tie. Jordan Brown came in for us in goals and did very well, changing the game with a penalty save.

“Credit too to Iain Diack, who came off the bench when he was only 65 per cent fit to get the equaliser.”

He added: “The players have taken a bit of a battering in recent weeks against Bo’ness and Petershill, and their confidence has taken a bit of a knock.

“Vale of Clyde came and gave it a really good go, and got us at the right time, but our players showed real character and we are all delighted to be in the next round.”

This Saturday Rob Roy travel to Beith in the league – after wins for Ashfield and Clydebank at the weekend saw Rabs fall from third to fifth place.

Lindsay said: “We’ve still got a couple of games in hand over both Ashfield and Clydebank but we really need to see off these teams in the league and try to get back to third.

“We want to start by picking up three points at Beith.”

Rob Roy take on Beith on Saturday at Bellsdale Park. Kick-off is 2pm.

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