Dumped in Dunoon

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SAFL Premier One

Dunoon 3 Camp­bel­town Pupils 0

CAMP­BEL­TOWN Pupils’ strug­gles con­tin­ued last Satur­day after a three-goal de­feat to Dunoon.

A dread­ful Pupils per­for­mance was seized upon by a de­ter­mined Dunoon side who recorded a first-ever win over their visi­tors.

The McFadyen-spon­sored Pupils had an ex­cel­lent chance to take the lead within the first 15 min­utes when Don­ald McCal­lum was sent through on goal but could not di­rect his ef­fort past the Dunoon keeper.

Dunoon then took the lead when a ball across goal was met at the far post after some pas­sive de­fend­ing by the Pupils.

Sary Rahma, mak­ing a re­turn to the start­ing line-up, also had a gilt­edged chance to score but failed to con­vert from close range.

There was fur­ther frus­tra­tion for the Pupils when the visi­tors dou­bled their lead in un­ex­pected fash­ion. Goal­keeper Robert Coffield’s at­tempted pass was in­ter­cepted by a Dunoon at­tacker be­fore be­ing slot­ted calmly into the net.

For the sec­ond half, the Feath­ers-spon­sored Pupils lined up in a 3-5-2 for­ma­tion, which nat­u­rally pushed the team on, es­pe­cially on the left-hand side where wing back Keith Mitchell probed for open­ings in the Dunoon de­fence.

With around 65 min­utes played, Dunoon counter-at­tacked from an­other spell of Pupils pres­sure and a left-footed shot from 20 yards out found the bot­tom left-hand corner of Coffield’s net.

The three-goal deficit proved too much to make up and de­spite more great chances for the Pupils, through Gary Gru­moli, who was later given his march­ing orders for two book­able of­fences, and an­other for Rahma, who fired just over the bar from a promis­ing po­si­tion, the Pupils were re­signed to a sec­ond con­sec­u­tive de­feat.

The Pupils have no fix­ture to­mor­row (Satur­day), and the man­age­ment team will be hop­ing for a strong turnout at train­ing next week, and a re­newed de­ter­mi­na­tion to re­turn to win­ning ways.

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