Rob Roy drift down table, but gaffer is upbeat

Rob Roy vs Auchinleck Talbot - Adamslie Park'Photo Emma Mitchell
Rob Roy vs Auchinleck Talbot - Adamslie Park'Photo Emma Mitchell

THE worst defeat of the season saw Kirkintilloch Rob Roy slump from fourth to seventh in the league.

Three second-half goals broke Rabs’ hearts in the 3-0 defeat to Auchinleck Talbot last Saturday.

While victory would have seen them climb to third in the table and all but assure premier division football next season, the loss saw them slip into the bottom half for the first time.

Gaffer Jimmy Lindsay insisted that the performance wasn’t as bad as the scoreline might suggest.

He told the Herald: “We did great right up until half-time. We had a couple of chances to go ahead and you really need to take those against teams like Auchinleck or it can come back to bite you.

“In fairness they played very well in the second half and when they got a goal we knew we were in trouble.

“We started to chase the game looking for an equaliser and that opened us up and let them get a couple more.”

He added: “There were positives though – we have Kenny Connelly in now and we are getting a bit of shape to the whole squad.

“We just need to give the new players a bit of time to work together and plug away to make sure we start to get some vital wins in the league.”

Lindsay is hoping to organise a bounce game this Saturday before Rabs return to league business on Saturday, February 25, against yet-to-be-announced opposition.