RHU Amateurs’ Caledonian League side slipped to a disappointing 4-1 loss at home to Holytown Colts on Saturday.

In a match switched to Hermitage Academy after heavy rain left the grass pitch at the DCF Park saturated, Rhu were in control of the first half until a controversial penalty decision saw Holytown take a 1-0 lead into half-time.

A decision by the management team to change the formation in the second half backfired spectacularly, and David Sinclair’s goal was the only bright spot as the Lanarkshire side took control and secured full points in convincing fashion.

Boss Stewart Maule said: “If we want to compete at this level we have to have consistency of selection and consistency at training.

"As a management team we self-reflect on what we can and need to do better. However if we have to change six players every week, start players who never train, and have some players who see playing on a Saturday as their second choice, then we need to lower our expectation levels and consider whether it’s worth our time and effort.

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“We’re not taking anything away from Holytown, who took their chances and ended up worthy winners, but Saturday was a low and we won’t deny that.”

This Saturday, November 6, Rhu’s Caledonian League team travel to Callander Thistle, while the club’s Greater Glasgow side are at home to Calderglen.

Meanwhile, Rhu recently received a 125th birthday gift in the form of a special trophy presented by fellow Caledonian League team Dumbarton Academy FP.

Accies’ Robert Porter visited the club to present the trophy to Alistair McKenzie and Stewart Maule (above), celebrating the close bond between the teams and the many players who have played for both clubs, including Jerry Packham, Andrew Burton, Craig Cavana, William Brown, Robert Trapp and Eric Wilson.