Maxwell: We need to bounce back quickly from KO

Rob Roy boss Stewart Maxwell saw his side's dreams of Scottish Junior Cup glory end at Wishaw (pic by Scott Wilson).
Rob Roy boss Stewart Maxwell saw his side's dreams of Scottish Junior Cup glory end at Wishaw (pic by Scott Wilson).

Rob Roy boss Stewart Maxwell says his side can’t afford to dwell on their shock Scottish Junior Cup defeat at Wishaw.

Maxwell was gutted to see his side lose in the quarter-finals for the second season running.

It’s also the second time in three seasons that Central League side Wishaw have knocked them out.

Having knocked out holders Glenafton and East Region giants Linlithgow Rose, Rob Roy were fancied many to go all the way to their first final since 1977.

But their 2-0 defeat at Beltane Park has ended those hopes for another year.

Maxwell said: “We never took our chances when we were on top of them; you saw the way that they defended heroically.

“They then hit us with that sucker punch just after half time which we just huffed and puffed after.

“Most importantly I’m gutted for the supporters today; we need to bounce back quickly from this.”

This Saturday Rabs turn their attention to the West of Scotland Cup and a home tie with Irvine Victoria.