Rob Roy out to KO Scottish Cup holders

Willie Sawyers will be out to help Rob Roy KO cup holders Glenafton
Willie Sawyers will be out to help Rob Roy KO cup holders Glenafton

Rob Roy boss Stewart Maxwell has urged his players to step up to the task of dethroning Scottish Junior Cup holders Glenafton.

The Ayrshire side visit Guy’s Meadow for the tie of the third round on Saturday.

And while it’s not the draw that either side would have chosen, Maxwell believes it’s an ideal opportunity for his players too show what they are capable of.

He said: “We won a game each against each other last year so I expect a tight game.

“It will be a great occasion with a good crowd.

“It’s a spotlight game and we want boys to step up and show they can cope with the pressure.

“It’s game like this where you make your reputation. Promise is a great thing but when it really matters in the big games is when you become a top junior player.”

The showpiece match also means Rabs have little time to dwell on the disappointment of Saturday’s 4-1 defeat at Auchinleck.

The Rabs boss admitted: “We had two crazy spells in the first 10 minutes and the first 10 minutes of the second half.

“In the first half we were the better side and I said at half-time that if we could get the next goal we have a chance. But we then lost two more poor goals at the start of the second half.

“We had good chances but they were more clinical. I don’t think we deserved to win, they were the better team overall, but 4-1 was a bit of unfair reflection considering we had long spells on top.