RHU Amateurs are gearing up for the biggest game of their season this weekend – and they’re doing so after hitting form at just the right time.

Gordon Brodie takes his Caledonian League squad to Bute this Saturday, May 6, to face Rothesay Brandane for a place in the last four of the William Turner Challenge Cup.

The tie will be a fourth away game on the spin for Brodie’s men – but they’ll go into the game full of confidence after following up their first round win over Dalziel last month with back-to-back victories on the road last week – first against Glasgow University last Wednesday night, and then against Stirling University on Saturday.

The first of those games, at Glasgow University’s Garscube sports complex, was goalless at half-time – and despite a flying start to the second period, with only a great performance from the home keeper stopping the visitors taking the lead, Rhu fell behind against the run of play after a fortunate ricochet ended up in the net.

That didn’t stop the Ardenconnel boys playing their usual flowing football, and Rhu were soon level when number nine Ryan Jones slammed the ball into the top corner after an indirect free kick.

And with the wind in their sails, Rhu showed great fight and determination to dig out a valuable three points, and it was that man Ledge who scored the winning goal after a great first touch and finish.

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As had been the case on Wednesday night, Saturday’s game away to Stirling was goalless at half time, though only a mixture of poor Rhu finishing and good goalkeeping prevented the visitors taking the lead.

Despite a sluggish start to the second half it was Rhu who took the lead when Robert Caldwell found the net at the second attempt.

Stirling were soon level after some indecisive play in the Rhu defence – but almost as soon as being pegged back, Brodie’s men were in front again, with Jones again on target, this time with a delightful finish over the home goalkeeper.

The second goal seemed to settle Rhu down, but against the run of play the home side drew level for a second time after more slackness in the Rhu ranks.

With five minutes to go, though, and with Rhu doing all the pushing, it was Jamie Paterson who sealed a much deserved win when he fired into the net.

Brodie said afterwards: “This was another great victory for this group of boys who never know when they are down and fight for each other until the final whistle.”

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This Saturday’s cup quarter-final will be a tough one for Rhu against a Rothesay side who have hit form this season after a lean last few years and who currently lie third in the First Division table, two places ahead of Rhu – but confidence could hardly be higher for Brodie’s men after wins in their last four league and cup matches.

It will also be the two teams’ fourth meeting of the campaign after the Caledonian League’s only two Argyll and Bute clubs were drawn together in the group stage of the President’s Cup at the start of the season.

Both those group matches were won by the home team, with Rothesay winning 3-0 back in August in what was in the first competitive game of the campaign for both sides, before Rhu triumphed 4-2 in the return fixture in early October.

The only league match between the sides so far this season ended in a 3-3 draw at Ardenconnel in February, though the Rhu camp came away from that one feeling very much like it was a case of two points dropped.

Kick-off in Rothesay on Saturday is at 2pm, with the winners set to play either Glasgow Harp or St Mungo’s in the last four.