Kirkintilloch Rob Roy boss Stewart Maxwell hails Auchinleck Talbot heroes

Rob Roy boss Stewart Maxwell has praised senior Scottish Cup giant killers and junior rivals Auchinleck Talbot
Rob Roy boss Stewart Maxwell has praised senior Scottish Cup giant killers and junior rivals Auchinleck Talbot

Rob Roy boss Stewart Maxwell has hailed West Premiership rivals Auchinleck Talbot’s Scottish Cup exploits as a triumph for the junior game as a whole.

Talbot stunned Scottish football last Saturday with their fourth round victory over Championship high flyers Ayr United.

And Maxwell said: Talbot were tremendous.

“To go and produce that result is fantastic and I think it serves the junior grade well.

“I’ve always said over the years that I don’t think junior football gets the credit it deserves. The media in Scotland, I don’t think have given junior football much exposure on the top stage or taken much interest, whereas if you look at non-league football down south it’s great.”

Rabs’ own match at Glenafton on Saturday was called off and next up for the Kirkintilloch side this week is a home match with champions Beith.

Maxwell said: “We played them earlier in the season and deserved to get beaten, but weren’t in great shape numbers wise. We can produce an improved performance but Beith are a good side.”