Rob Roy look forward to cup tie after successful season

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TRIBUTE has been paid to the people behind the scenes at Kirkintilloch Rob Roy as the season winds to a close.

Defender William McLachlan was the hero who scored the goal which secured Premier League survival for Rob Rob on Saturday.

The stopper’s strike in the 26th minute proved to be the winner against Arthurlie – sending Rabs into fourth place in the table with just two league games left.

Several teams below them have numerous games in hand, but Rabs could well finish in the top half of the table – an outcome gaffer Jimmy Lindsay would have happily taken when he arrived at the club last year.

He said: “We’re absolutely delighted with the result. When we set out our main aim was to stay in the league and that is the most important thing.

“We’re on a roll at the moment with a couple of wins in a row and hope we’ll be able to finish strongly and get four or six points from our last two games.

“To finish in the top six would be amazing and the fact it could happen is tribute to the boys who have given everything on the field.

“It’s also been made possible by the committee and members of the club who are working hard – both on and off the football field.”

Rabs now face several fallow weeks, as other teams play their games in hand, but have a Central League Cup third round tie to look forward to.

Lindsay said: “It’s going to be a massive game against Ashfield in the cup – although we don’t have a date for it yet.

“Before then we’re hoping to get a few friendlies organised to keep the boys in shape. It would be fantastic to have a wee cup run at the end of the season.”

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