Kilsyth took the game to Rabs from the onset with Robertson forced into stopping a Dolan shot then O'Neil headed a corner wide before a Dolan cross flashed across the Rabs penalty box without any takers. Kilsyth's keeper Duke did well to cut out a Connolly cross then on the half hour mark Smith blasted high over the visitors bar. Minutes later Diack failed to make contact with a Frye cross in front of goal.
Kilsyth took the lead in the 34th minute when Rabs lost the ball in mid-field the ball was switched down the right wing then to Phil Dolan who drove the ball home via the underside of the bar. Adam had a chance to draw Rabs level two minutes before the break but drilled the ball wide from the edge of the box.
Half-Time; Rob Roy 0 v Kilsyth Rangers 1.
A minute into the second half ex-Rabs player Stephen McPeake was unlucky to see his decent effort cannon off one of his own players in the Rabs box, a minute later Tullis was off target when in a good scoring position.
Rabs were having their best spell of the match with Duke saving from Bradley and Connolly then in the 57th minute Iain Diack hauled his side back on level terms when he let fly from 35 yards the ball smacked the base of Duke's upright before nestling in the back of the net.
Rangers came back strongly with Dolan causing Rabs problems and on the hour mark should have regained the lead but McLaren could only fire wide then Reid headed past. Dolan header's was deflected for a corner from which McPeake fired over. A chance fell to Rabs with 20 minutes remaining when Diack's crossed into the goalmouth but both Adam and Connolly failed to make contact.
In the 72nd minute Stuart Tullis grabbed the lead for the visitors when he collected a ball in the penalty box before rounding Robertson to drill the ball into the net from an angle. Five minutes later Rangers increased their lead when Chris Reid hammered home from the edge of the box.
Rabs made a substitution in the 80th minute with Miller replacing Smith. Diack sent his attempt at goal over the bar then Bradley had a shot saved by Duke but Kilsyth always looked likely to retaining their lead and all three points.
Full Time; Rob Roy 1 v Kilsyth Rangers 3.
Verdict;- A thoroughly deserved win for Kilsyth and if they took their chances could have doubled their tally. In Phil Dolan they have a talented player.
Ref Watch;- Referee Howard Wilkin had an easy evening and called most major decisions correctly.