Class action as Rossvale FC go into cup mode

Rossvale FC vs Lesmahagow - Petershill Park'Photo Emma Mitchell
Rossvale FC vs Lesmahagow - Petershill Park'Photo Emma Mitchell

BISHOPBRIGGS juniors side Rossvale are looking forward to a test of class this weekend.

This Saturday sees Rossvale take on Super League side Lanark in the Central Cup.

Kick-off is at 2pm at Petershill Park.

Gray, who was formerly assistant manager at Lanark, said: “It will be a big step up in class for us. It will be a good test.

“We’ve not got anything to lose in these games. The pressure is all on them.”

It was a game of firsts for Rossvale last Saturday as they triumphed over Wishaw Juniors.

It was the first away win for the Briggs side as a junior club, their first win on turf and their first home-and-away double, having already beaten Wishaw this season.

Vale were 1-0 up at halftime thanks to a goal from Niall Crawford.

Wishaw were reduced to 10 men around 20 minutes into the second half after one of their players was sent off for a slap.

Vale were already in control, however, and scored a second goal 10 minutes before the end, courtesy of Alan Sime.

Rossvale manager Ian Gray said: “It was a decent game. In the first half they had a few chances and we had a few chances. There wasn’t a lot in it.

“I thought in the second half we were by far the better side. We should have scored a few more goals it make it more comfortable.”

The team are currently seventh in the West of Scotland League Central District Second Division.

The management are happy with the progress this season, although there is still a lot of work to be done.

Gray told the Herald: “That’s us won four out of the last five league games.

“We’re going in the right direction, but we’re not getting carried away because we’ve won a few games.”

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