Rossvale and Rob Roy aim for last 16 of Scottish Junior Cup

Rob Roy and Rossvale are in action in the Scottish Junior Cup on Saturday - playable pitches permitting.
Rob Roy and Rossvale are in action in the Scottish Junior Cup on Saturday - playable pitches permitting.

Junior sides Rossvale and Kirkintilloch Rob Roy will try again this weekend after the weather wiped out their Scottish Junior Cup fourth round ties last Saturday.

Both Vale’s match with Pollok at Petershill and Rabs’ clash with Kennoway Star Hearts at Guy’s Meadow fell victim to the snow and have been rescheduled for this Saturday.

It was a particular disappointment for Vale who had switched their game to Petershill in the hope of taking advantage of a bumper crowd.

Manager Gordon Moffat admits that giving up home advantage is not ideal - but still believes his side can cause a shock against the Glasgow giants.

He said: “We’re going to be heavy underdogs, but in a good way. There’s pressure every week when we’re trying to pick up points in the league and the pressure’s off us this week.

“There’s no point in us turning up if we don’t believe we can win, but I’m realistic. Everyone from outwith the club will pretty much write us off.

“We’re going to need nine or ten to have absolutely top drawer performances but it’s football and there’s a chance it can happen.

“If we defend well and Jamie [Donnelly] has a good game in goals you never know. That’s the good thing about the cup.

“It’s not ideal having to move the game but we needed to be realistic about that and accommodate what we hope will be a reasonable crowd.

“But Petershill was very much first choice. We just came from there last season so it’s familiar and it keeps it on astro so we don’t lose that advantage.”

Meanwhile Rob Roy boss Stewart Maxwell is hoping the memory of a disappointing performance in last year’s quarter-final defeat by Bonnyrigg Rose can inspire his side to glory this time round.

He said: “The Scottish is a big one and the majority of my squad were there last year when we got to the quarter-finals.

“We didn’t perform against Bonnyrigg so they’ve got a bit of unfinished business.

“I said to them to harness that disappointment and take it into next season and if we win on Saturday that takes us into the last 16.”