Gaffer admits lapses in judgement cost Rob Roy a famous win

Jimmy Lindsay
Jimmy Lindsay

ROB Roy successfully tamed table-toppers Auchinleck Talbot on Saturday – with only a last-gasp penalty preventing them from taking all three points in an entertaining encounter.

The 3-3 draw keeps Rabs just six points off top spot in the Premier Division, with a game in hand over the leaders.

Rabs gaffer Jimmy Lindsay was happy with the result, but admitted his side would have won had it not been for a series of lapses in judgement. The moments of madness led to the crucial penalty and two of his players being sent off.

He said: “The game had everything and people have been saying it’s the best we’ve played all season.

“They started very well, but when we got the first goal we were completely in charge for a good 10-15 minutes. Then they got a penalty, equalised and took the lead right at the end of the half – meaning they went in with their tails up.

“We dominated the second half and passed them into submission. We were looking comfortable leading with six minutes to go right up until they got the penalty.”

He added: “Some fans have been saying the referee made some wrong decisions, but I don’t blame him. He sees what he sees and we have to start making sure that we don’t give the referees the opportunity to make these calls.

“When our players should have been staying on their feet and being careful they were diving in and pulling players’ shirts in the box. I’m disappointed not to have got three points, but we only have our own performance to blame.”

This weekend sees Rabs return to cup duty, with a Scottish Cup third round tie against Armadale Thistle.

Lindsay said: “We’re on our travels again so the boys will have to dig out their passports!

“It’ll be a tough game as it always is in the Scottish Cup. You just never know what type of team are going to turn up on the day. We’re looking forward to it though and it would be fantastic to stay in the cups until at least after Christmas.”

Rob Roy take on Armadale Thistle at Volunteer Park on Saturday. Kick-off is at 1.45pm.

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