Up-and-coming prospect Jordan McGuire fired home his first goal of the season in making only his second Junior appearance last night to leave Rob Roy with one foot in the Super Premier Division.

The youngster's introduction as a second half substitute at a windswept Hannah Park with the Rabs leading 1-0 went almost unnoticed.

However, he wasted no time before making a stunning impact when running onto a Willie Sawyers lay off to hammer a superb shot high into the rigging that left Shotts goalkeeper Gary Whyte helpless.

His score doubled the first half advantage given to the visitors through a typically opportunist goal from hitman Sawyers after he exquisitely curled home a Kevin Watt cutback following an interchange of left wing passes.

The Kirkintilloch outfit's 2-0 lead ahead of Thursday night's second leg contest was welcomed by stand-in gaffer Paul Ronald.

But he insisted nothing will be decided until the final whistle blows at Guys Meadow.

He said: " I'd much rather be 2-0 up than trailing by the same scorelin,e but we simply cannot allow ourselves to think the game is as good as over.

"Shotts have nothing to lose in throwing caution to the winds and having a real go and we will need to play with the same spirit and commitment as tonight.

"The conditions ensured it wasn't pretty out there but tonight was all about getting a result rather than putting on a good display and over the piece I felt we just edged things."

LAST NIGHT'S RESULTS: Stagecoach Leagues Super Premier Play-Off. First Leg. Shotts Bon Accord 0 Rob Roy 2.