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Kirkintilloch Rob Roy

Kirkintilloch Rob Roy Football Club

Nickname: The Rabs

Founded: 1878

Ground: Adamslie Park, Glasgow Road, Kirkintilloch (Capacity: 5,725)

Manager: Jimmy Lindsay

League: SJFA West Super League Premier Division

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BehindGoalNet RYAN DEAS wrote his name into the history books as the final ever goalscorer at Adamslie Park. But more importantly the Rob Roy striker’s late equaliser, his tenth of the season, keeps his side’s hopes of avoiding the drop into the West Super First alive with 90 minutes to play at Hannah Park in Thursday [...]

BehindGoalNet ARTHURLIE are celebrating West Superleague safety after securing a hard-earned win over Cumnock. The Barrhead side defeated their Ayrshire visitors 2-0 while Glasgow rivals Pollok slumped to a 3-2 defeat at Glenafton meaning the Newlandsfield outfit are relegated from the West Superleague for the first time. After a nip and tuck opening half hour at [...]

Ball_GoalKick THE last league game at Adamslie Park was possibly the worst as gales wrecked any chance of a spectacle. It was maybe the windiest in the 88-year history of the ground and a bigger than usual crowd – many shedding a tear in what could be their last visit to the Kirkintiloch venue - were starved [...]

JuniorGround AUCHINLECK TALBOT remain firmly on course to retain their West Superleague title after a comfortable win against Largs Thistle. Tommy Sloan’s men swept aside their Ayrshire rivals with a 3-0 victory courtesy of goals from Bryan Young, Graham Wilson and veteran midfielder Colin Spence. The victory moves champions Talbot six points clear of Irvine Meadow [...]

Ball_GoalKick GARY SMITH insists Arthurlie’s destiny will be decided by everyone at the club as they battle to avoid the drop. The striker returned after a six game ban to a much needed 4-1 win over Kirkintilloch Rob Roy and believes they have enough to see them safe. He said: “The league table never lies and [...]

SlideTackle STEWART MAXWELL insists Rob Roy are proving the doubters wrong after producing a stunning fightback to take the points against Pollok. The Adamslie Park boss hailed his side’s recovery to seal a 4-2 victory in a result which brought a shuddering halt to the Newlandsfield outfits’ short-lived return to form. Maxwell believes the display was [...]

SlideTackle TONY McINALLY is hoping his Pollok side can take a step in the right direction after winning their first game in eight matches. The Pollok boss was satisfied with their comfortable 5-0 win over Renfrew to march into the third round of the League Cup but stressed they must produce more from now until the [...]

SlideTackle BRIAN McLUCKIE has written off his Cumnock’s chances of Superleague success this season but he’s delighted with their recent upward curve in fortunes. A 2-0 win over resurgent Irvine Meadow provided more evidence the Townhead Park side have making real progress during the current campaign. Nok boss McLuckie admits he’s content to strive as high [...]

SlideTackle DARREN HENDERSON insists Hulford have dodged an upset after reaching the last 16 of the Scottish Junior Cup. The Hurlford boss was happy with their 3-0 win at Larkhall Thistle but played down any talk of silverware for the time being. He said: “This was a potential banana skin and all the pressure was on [...]

SlideTackle IRVINE MEADOW maintained their lead at the Superleague summit with a superb 3-1 win at Rob Roy. The rejuvenated Ayrshire side managed to cope best with a rain-sodden Adamslie Park pitch to retain their position at the top of the pile in the race for the title. Medda made the perfect start as they edged [...]

SlideTackle ROB ROY gained three priceless points in their bid for Superleague safety with a 2-1 win over Cumnock. After a host of top-flight matches fell victim to the weather, Rabs made the most of managing to get their pitch playable despite heavy overnight rain. The Adamslie Park side had Paul McGeough and Willie Sawyers on [...]

JF_Background11.jpg STEVIE RANKIN insists Irvine Meadow are severe underdogs for the Superleague title despite making it six wins in row. The Ayrshire side hit the summit and moved alongside Auchinleck Talbot with a 2-0 win over Glenafton Athletic. Goals from Ryan Caddis and Garry McCann ensured another three points in the title race and Rankin is refusing to get carried [...]

JF_Background11.jpg KILBIRNIE LADESIDE took full advantage of a decimated fixture card by taking the points at Petershill and climbing up to third. The Ayrshire side romped to a 5-1 win as the weather forced all other Superleague games to be postponed or abandoned. Despite fierce winds and driving rain, Kilbirnie were in charge throughout the contest [...]

JF_Background11.jpg ROB ROY’S battle against the drop received a boost after Alan Urquhart netted the only goal of the game as the Adamslie Park side beat Glenafton 1-0. Irvine Meadow made it seven wins in a row when they came back to win 2-1 at Kilbirnie with Gary McCann blasting a double despite Darren McLean opening [...]

SlideTackle STEVIE DOCHERTY believes it’s onwards and upwards after Pollok secured only their third league win of the season. The Newlandsfield boss was thrilled as they beat Rob Roy 3-1 and is adamant they are looking to push on from now until the end of the campaign. He said “Our league form has not been great [...]

JF_Background11.jpg SUPERLEAGUE shock-troops Hurlford delivered yet another stunning result as they left it late to seal three points against ten man Arthurlie. The Ayrshire side survived a spirited fightback from the Barrhead side who had former Motherwell kid Gary Smith sent off for mouthing at the referee midway through the first half. Darren Henderson’s United players [...]

ScottishCup SHOTTS boss Tam McDonald admits promotion back into the Superleague comes before Scottish Cup success. The Hannah Park side crusied past Stoneywood with a 4-1 win with Chris Walker, Sean McKenna, Gary McStay and Paul Burns were all on the score sheet as Stuart Skinner fired a consolation. But McDonald insists his team must put [...]

JF_Background11.jpg FORMER St Mirren striker Stewart Kean scored five times as Hurlford delivered the Superleague performance of the day by dismantling Rob Roy. It was a stunning display of clinical finishing from the Ayrshire hitman at Adamslie Park to ensure the top-flight new boys continue their impressive start to the campaign. Despite the comprehensive manner of [...]

JF_Background11.jpg ROB ROY produced the result of the day as they ran out 4-2 winners at Irvine Meadow. The Kirkintilloch side had Alan Urquhart, Jamie Hay, Scott Morton and a Willie Sawyers penalty to thank for an impressive three points. Medda netted through Paul Maxwell and an own goal but Rabs even had the luxury of [...]

SlideTackle GARY SMITH headed home a double to ensure Arthurlie grabbed their first Superleague win of the season with a stylish display at Rob Roy. The Barrhead side came flying out the traps with a determination to put a disappointing start to the campaign behind them and were soon in control at Adamslie. Sean Dillon had [...]

Goalkeeper FORMER Stranraer striker Michael Moore was the main man for Kilbirnie Laedside as he struck the only goal to wrap up a win for his side against high-flying Hurlford. Glenafton had Chic Connolly and Cameron Marlow goals to thank for fighting back from falling behind to take the points against Largs Thistle who had opened [...]

JF_Background1 BRYAN YOUNG and David Gormley helped themselves to doubles as Auchinleck Talbot racked up an impressive win over Rob Roy. The Ayrshire side’s relentless pursuit of yet another title shows little sign of faltering as another display of attacking football was on show from the champions. But not for the first time this season, Talbot’s [...]

FootballerRedSocks2 CLINICAL Clydebank took two of the three good chances they created to bag all three points. In an evenly-fought match played in blustery conditions there was little to separate the teams. But Bankies struck early and scrambled a second after a mazy run by the otherwise quiet Ciaran McElroy. Rabs worked hard and enjoyed plenty of [...]

JF_Background1 WILLIE SAWYERS continued his red-hot form as he grabbed a double to help Rob Roy stroll to a win over Kilbirnie. The former Clyde striker followed on from last week’s last-gasp strike against Largs Thistle which sealed three points by opening the scoring against the Ayrshire side who never looked like taking anything away from [...]

BehindGoalNet CUMNOCK survived a scare against Girvan to set up an Ardagh Glass Cup semi-final meeting at home to fierce rivals Auchinleck Talbot. Girvan held their mighty foes to a 1-1 draw but lost 4-2 on penalties. Mike McCann hit a double as Talbot eased to a 3-1 win against Maybole while the other semi-final will [...]

SlideTackle ROB ROY left it late to sneak a win at Largs Thistle as they hit two goals in injury time to get their campaign off and running. Despite the visitors hitting the woodwork twice in the opening exchanges, the new-look Kirkintilloch outfit managed to take the lead through a Ryan Deas strike on the stroke [...]

Ball_GoalKick TWO of the best sides in the West went goal crazy as they hit eight apiece in spectacular warm-ups to next weekend’s league openers. Champions and Scottish Cup holders Auchinleck smashed eight past poor Muirkirk in the Ardagh Glass League Cup and Clydebank battered nine-man Ashfield by a similar 8-0 scoreline in the Euroscot Engineering [...]

FootballMitreGrass IT’S less than three weeks to the start of the West Super Premier season and squad line-ups of the top 12 are starting to take shape. Auchinleck Talbot will once again be hot favourites to defend their crown when Ladbrokes reveal their antepost prices – so can anyone challenge them this time round? Talbot will [...]

Ball_GoalKick NEW ROB ROY boss Stewart Maxwell’s first game in charge ended in a West of Scotland Cup semi-final defeat to Glasgow Perthshire. But there was to be a sting in the tail for the victors who discovered they had been relegated just minutes after the final whistle due to Maybole’s win over Rutherglen Glencairn. Despite being [...]

SlideTackle THE battle for West Superleague survival took more twists and turns as two Paul Stewart goals guaranteed Arthurlie’s survival in a superb 4-0 win at Rob Roy. It’s three points which confirmed the Barrhead club’s place in the top flight next season but they will know they left it far too close for comfort. Mark [...]

Ball_GoalKick SUPERLEAGUE champions Auchinleck Talbot fired three second half goals to take the points in a windswept win over Rob Roy. But the pre-match talk was focused on the news Rabs boss Jimmy Lindsay will leave the Adamslie Park hotseat in the summer to head out to warmer climes after accepting a coaching post in Malta. [...]

Ball_GoalKick IRVINE MEADOW finally clicked into gear as they hit Rob Roy for six with a sensational goal feast at Adamslie Park. It was a day to remember for Richie Barr who fired four goals past a stunned Rabs side which was missing key players but appeared to have their minds already geared on the summer [...]

FootballCornerFlag A HOST of West Region Superleague sides were put on the spot as local cup competitions dominated the midweek fixture card. It was a night of drama at a number of ties which were decided by penalty shoot-outs. A John Bradford penalty proved decisive as Cumnock booked an Ayrshire Weekly Press Cup semi-final spot with a [...]

JF_Background11.jpg   ANDY REID’S late strike handed Beith a boost in their battle against the drop as they beat Rob Roy 3-2 with ten men. Ricky Brash opened for the Ayrshire strugglers before Willie Easton and Scott Meechan edged the Kirkintilloch side ahead. It was to spark a second-half recovery as Kenny McLean levelled matters before [...]

SlideTackle CUMNOCK boosted their Superleague survival hopes with an impressive win at Rob Roy. The Ayrshire side are scrapping to stay in the top-flight and earned a priceless win over an out of sorts Adamslie Park side. Darren Mitchell opened the scoring for Cumnock against the run of play after Rabs failed to clear a corner [...]

FootballerRedSocks2 ROB ROY cashed in on a host of missed Clydebank chances to snatch the points at Holm Park. Bankies dominated for the first hour but paid for being wasteful as the Kirkintilloch side hit them with three goals in 10 minutes. Kevin Bradley created the opener for sub Iain Diack after an hour then smashed in No.2 himself. And [...]

Ball_GoalKick ROB ROY’S never-say-die season continued as they fought back to claim a share of the spoils at Irvine Meadow. The Kirkintilloch side have made a habit of second -half revivals and added another to their list in Ayrshire. It was the Rabs who drew first blood as Kevin Bradley’s 25-yarder sailed into the net on [...]

JF_Background11.jpg PETERSHILL’S slim Superleague title hopes remain alive after an impressive win at Rob Roy. Despite maintaining their two point gap behind leaders Auchinleck, the Glasgow side require a major collapse from the Ayrshire outfit who enjoy three games in hand. But an astonishing start at Adamslie saw Peasie race into a quickfire two goal lead [...]

ScottishCup BO’NESS UNITED left it very late as they battled back from two goals down to secure their place in the quarter-finals of the Emirates Junior Cup with victory over Rob Roy. This game always had the makings of a Junior Cup cracker with two of the top sides from the East and West regions going head to [...]

ScottishCup KEITH BURGESS admits he’s relishing going head to head with his former team-mate as he bids to lead Kelty Hearts into the Emirates Junior Cup quarter-finals. Kelty gaffer Burgess and Kilsyth Rangers boss Eric Sinclair were team-mates at Linlithgow Rose back in the 80s but today they’ll be in opposing dugouts hoping to guide their [...]

JF_Background11.jpg RODDY HUNTER rescued a Superleague point for Rob Roy with a late strike at Arthurlie. The Adamslie Park striker hit a double as Rabs blew a two-goal lead before the former Clyde striker struck to deliver a share of the spoils. In an action-packed clash at Dunterlie, both sides were in an attacking mode and [...]

cup RAMPANT Rob Roy eased into the Scottish Cup fifth round with a five-goal destruction of Rosyth. Willie Easton opened the scoring in the 15th minute as he fired home at the second attempt after good work from Liam McVey on the flank. Ian Diack then fed Roddy Hunter just 60 seconds later to allow the [...]

ScottishCup THE DRAW for the fifth round of the Emirates Junior Cup was made on Thursday evening live on Radio Clyde’s Super Scoreboard. And once again junior football’s top competition didn’t disappoint in throwing up some cracking ties that will have fans across the country preparing for another Junior Cup extravaganza. With no fewer than 10 fourth-round ties still [...]

SlideTackle CHRIS HALL’S double salvaged a point for Ashfield after the Saracen Park side fought back from two goals down against Rob Roy. It what proved a terrific advert for the junior game it was Rabs who gained an early advantage with Kevin Bradley heading home at the back post after 10 minutes. The Kirkintilloch side [...]

SlideTackle RODDY HUNTER helped himself to a double as Rob Roy’s title challenge went back on track with an impressive win at 10-man Glenafton. The former Clyde striker opened the scoring with a clinical close-range finish midway through the first half as Rabs turned on the style. Willie Easton then rattled in the second shortly after [...]

SlideTackle JIMMY LINDSAY admits Pollok midfielder Carlo Monti proved the difference as Rob Roy were left empty handed at Adamslie. The Rabs boss hailed the contribution of the former Celtic youth player who hit the decisive strike in a game which could have swung either way. Despite a defeat which dents their Superleague title ambitions, Lindsay [...]

FootballerRedSocks2 KIRKINTILLOCH ROB ROY edged out local rivals Kilsyth Rangers in a West of Scotland Cup thriller at Duncansfield to book their place in the third round. Heavy underfoot conditions made for a grilling cup-tie where credit must go to both teams for putting on an excellent show and also for the Kilsyth groundstaff whose hard work pre-match ensured [...]

FootballerRedSocks2 CLYDEBANK produced their best display of the season to shatter Rob Roy’s 10-game unbeaten run. Budgie McGhie’s men started at a high tempo that took the hosts by surprise and in the end Bankies ran out easy and deserved winners. There was a decent crowd inside Adamslie Park – and you know that when they run out [...]

ScottishCup ROB ROY coasted into the Scottish Junior Cup fourth round with a comprehensive display at Armadale. But the game provided a controversial second-half flashpoint with the home side being denied what they thought was a deserved equalsier as they trailed 2-1. Despite Rob Roy racing into a two-goal half-time lead through in-form striker Iain Diack [...]

ScottishCup CUMNOCK cruised through their Scottish Cup third round clash against Islavale by hammering in six goals without reply. The Ayrshire side were made to wait for the floodgates to open despite opening the scoring through Chris Robertson’s header after just five minutes. Despite setting up camp in the visitors half, Cumnock couldn’t add to their [...]

SlideTackle GORDON POPE’S late leveller earned Auchinleck Talbot a share of the spoils with Rob Roy in a game which saw three red cards. There was drama from start to finish but it was the referee who was the main talking point as the Ayrshire side retained top spot on the Superleague table. Rabs striker Kevin [...]

BehindGoalNet ROB ROY staged a remarkable second-half comeback to secure the three points against Shotts. The Kirkintilloch side are making a habit of having to launch rescue missions this seasons and this game was yet another triumph over adversity. Shotts raced to a two-goal half-time lead thanks to Andy Scott’s strike in the 20th minute and [...]

SlideTackle PAUL McQUILKEN fired two goals against former club Rob Roy as honours were shared at Newlandsfield. The striker hit an early opener to give his side a slim advantage at the break but the game was to burst into life during a second half packed with incident. Willie Easton levelled matters from the spot and [...]

ScottishCup ROB ROY made the most of their Friday night stay away before facing Burghead Thistle by firing an astonishing 11 goals past the Moray outfit. The Kirkintilloch side were in stunning form against their North Region hosts as Iain Diack struck four times in the one-sided Emirates Scottish Junior Cup clash. Alan Lindsay hit a double with [...]

SlideTackle ROB ROY recovered from falling behind twice at Thorniewood to seal a thrilling 3-2 West of Scotland Cup win. The Superleague side were stunned as their hosts took the lead through Matthew Bennett after a superb solo run and finish. But just seconds before the break, Roddie Hunter levelled matters by slotting home a low [...]

PollokTackle IAIN DIACK’S double helped deliver three points for Rob Roy as they stuck four past Beith without response. The summer arrival from Pollok made it six goals in his last two outings for the free-scoring Kirkintilloch side. Diack drilled in a low shot on the half-hour mark to give Rabs a lead which was extended [...]

Ball_GoalKick ROB ROY went goal crazy as they romped to a win against 10-man Glenafton. In an astonishing afternoon of entertainment, Jimmy Lindsay’s side raced to a five-goal lead within the opening 14 minutes. It was also a memorable day for Iain Diack who fired in four goals in a rout which continued Rabs’ impressive start [...]

ScottishJuniorCupTrophy THERE are great cup competitions and competitive leagues in the world of juniors – but not many performance-related awards. Man-of-the-match prizes, players of the month awards, manager of the month picks – we’d love to see them all and report on them all. So in a bid to kickstart the awards process we’ve come up [...]

FootballerRedSocks2 ROB ROY fought back from a goal down to claim three points for the second week in a row. Jimmy Lindsay’s side are fast becoming the comeback Premier Superleague specialists as they returned from Ayrshire with an impressive win. It was Cumnock who enjoyed the better of the opening exchanges and they edged ahead in [...]

LadbrokesPens   Ladbrokes have been a welcome addition to junior football betting – and they’ve raised the bar higher by pricing up top scorer markets for the East and West Super Leagues. It’s something none of their rivals are doing and it’s a feature that should prove popular with punters. In the West we’re two games into [...]

FootballWinter ROB ROY boss Jimmy Lindsay insists his side are off and running after picking up their first win of the season against Ashfield. The Adamslie Park gaffer was delighted with his side’s spirited comeback from going a goal down to the Saracen Park outfit at the weekend. As plans to build a new stadium for [...]

Goalkeeper IAN DIACK grabbed a late goal to get Rob Roy their first Superleague win of the season as they fought back to beat Ashfield. It was the Saracen Park side who broke the deadlock after a goalless first half when Jamie Darroch struck midway through the second period. But the Rabs clawed their way back [...]

ScottishCup THE first round draw for the Emirates Scottish Cup has been made and it’s thrown up some cracking ties. Most of the big guns have been handed byes but top-flight sides faced with an early hurdle include Clydebank, Pollok, Cumnock, Petershill, Ashfield, Beith, Bo’ness, Hill of Beath, Kelty Hearts, Lochee Utd and St Andrews. Tie [...]

SlideTackle SEAN McKENNA’S solitary strike secured an opening-day Superleague win over 10-man Rob Roy. The Peasie striker’s 22nd-minute strike was enough to secure the points in a game which struggled to come to life for long periods. Despite the Rabs enjoying a decent share of possession against their neighbours, it was a defensive error from Jackson [...]

KickOff ROB ROY gaffer Jimmy Lindsay’s Adamslie Park revolution is gathering pace as he puts the final pieces of his jigsaw together for the upcoming campaign. A recruitment drive as impressive as any in the Super League this summer, the former Raith Rovers youth boss has wheeled and dealed to add both quality and experience to [...]

BehindGoalNet We’ve asked fans across junior football to tell us their thoughts on the season ahead. Here’s a Rob Roy fan’s view of season 2012/13 Your Credentials Name: Brian / RobRoyGuy How long have you supported Rob Roy: 24 years. Since I was 7 Why do you support Rob Roy: My local team , easy to [...]