Shoot for the top, commands Rabs boss

Kirkintilloch  Rob Roy v Rutherglen Glencairn at Adamslie Park. 15.10.11 Picture by Jamie Forbes
Kirkintilloch Rob Roy v Rutherglen Glencairn at Adamslie Park. 15.10.11 Picture by Jamie Forbes

ROB Roy are looking to bounce back from cup defeat to league success this weekend.

The Roy return to league business on Saturday with an away match against Clydebank.

A win would see them maintain the pressure on league leaders Ashfield, who currently lead Rob Roy by a single point.

The game kicks-off at Holm Park at 2pm.

Rabs manager Jimmy Lindsay said: “I’ve had a word with the players and it’s a case of getting back to the drawing board for this week’s league game against Clydebank.

“The league is our priority and, although we are desperately disappointed to be out of the cup at such an early stage, we will now have to concentrate on turning our penetration into goals.”

Meanwhile, Rabs crashed out of the West of Scotland Cup on Saturday.

Rabs exited the cup in the first round after being beaten 1-0 by First Division outfit Rutherglen Glencairn.

The game seemed to be heading for penalties, but Rutherglen took the lead with just three minutes remaining.

Despite some frantic attacking in the dying minutes of injury time, Rabs were unable to equalise.

Lindsay told the Herald: “I’m very disappointed with the result. We huffed and puffed and had lots of penetration and possession, but just never really looked like scoring.

“Over the last couple of weeks we have been a great advert for junior football but we just weren’t at the races on Saturday.

“It’s not good enough for the supporters, who are really starting to turn out in force.”

Meanwhile Rossvale also suffered a first round cup defeat after succumbing 5-1 to Super League team Dalry Thistle.

A fine first half performance saw them tied at 1-1 after 45 minutes, but the floodgates opened in the second half to give Dalry a comfortable win.

Manager Ian Gray said: “We should have been ahead at half-time, but in the second half our defensive frailties cropped up again - although there wasn’t as much between the teams as the score would suggest.”

This Saturday the team are playing away at Wishaw Juniors in the West of Scotland League desperately needing a win to kick-start their season.

They currently sit second bottom in the league with just three points from their first five games in junior football.

The match kicks-off at Beltane Park, Wishaw, at 2pm.