Rob Roy safe from the drop and chasing cup glory

Rob Roy are celebrating their Super League survival
Rob Roy are celebrating their Super League survival

Kirkintilloch Rob Roy are eyeing up a cup triumph after their safety from relegation was guaranteed earlier this week.

Shettleston’s defeat by Hurlford on Monday night meant that Stewart Maxwell’s side - already safe from automatic relegation from the Super League Premier Division - was also spared the prospect of a relegation play-off.

Rabs’ survival, meeting the target set at the start of the season, means they could go into Wednesday night’s Central League Cup second round tie against Renfrew at Guy’s Meadow in a more relaxed frame of mind. 
And it paid off as they defeated the Central First Division champions 3-0 with goals from Graham Barbour, Lee Gallacher and Gavin Mackie to book a quarter-final tie with Bellshill Athletic - who have just been relegated from the Super League First Division - at home next Wednesday.

Next up for the Kirkintilloch side is a home league match with Scottish Cup finalists Beith on Saturday.