Tactical switch brings glory for Rob Roy as Kirkintilloch team move a point off third in the league

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SHREWD judgement from Roy Roy gaffer Jimmy Lindsay paid dividends on Saturday as three goals in six minutes saw the Kirkintilloch team claim a crucial league victory.

The Rabs’ 3-0 win over Clydebank saw them climb to just a point behind their third-placed rivals with three games in hand.

It was sweet revenge for a 3-0 hammering by the same team earlier in the season – with tactics and substitutions proving the difference this time as Rabs soaked up first half pressure, before clinical finishing in the second 45 won them maximum points.

Lindsay said: “We changed the system a wee bit in that we’re usually straight out of the traps playing football.

“On Saturday we decided to sit back a wee bit and just match them. They had a bit of pressure in the first half, but not many clear-cut chances. They had about 17 shots, but only around three were on target.

“In the second half we put Meechan and Diack on who are jut back from injury. We weren’t going to use them, but we had to do something and it certainly worked.

“They were three great goals and we’ve always said that if we get the chances we tend to convert them.”

There was also praise for young keeper Jordan Brown, who made several important saves.

Lindsay said: “He’s come in and done really well for us in this game and also against Vale of Clyde, where he kept us in the cup.

“He will make mistakes, but it’s all about how he comes back from those. He’s only 18-years-old and he’s gaining in confidence all the time.”

This weekend, Lindsay is hoping his side can build on the Clydebank victory with a home league match against ninth-placed Cumnock.

He said: “It’ll be a difficult one again because Cumnock are desperate for points – as are most of the teams we are playing over the rest of the season.

“We’ll keep on plugging away and hopefully get a result.”

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

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