Saints travel to take on league cham­pi­ons

The Oban Times - - Sport -

AF­TER the dis­ap­point­ment of last Satur­day’s league game against Camp­bel­town Pupils be­ing post­poned due to a wa­ter­logged Glen­cruit­ten pitch, Oban Saints face a tough game this Satur­day when they travel to Dun­tocher to take on last sea­son’s SAFL Premier Di­vi­sion cham­pi­ons St Joseph’s FP.

The match will take place at Wil­liam Street with a 2pm kick- off. Ref­eree in charge is Mark Cameron.

This will be a dif­fi­cult fix­ture for the Oban lads as St Joe’s are a top qual­ity side. In say­ing that, Saints beat them at Wil­liam Street last sea­son so man­ager Alex Craik is con­fi­dent his team can do the same on Satur­day.

Last week­end’s game against Ar­gyll ri­vals Camp­bel­town Pupils due to be played at Glen­cruit­ten was called off at 9.30am on Satur­day morn­ing af­ter tor­ren­tial rain saw the play­ing sur­face cov­ered in pud­dles.

Saints sec­re­tary David Buchanan said: ‘The pitch was playable at 8am and the nets were put up but by 9.30am pud­dles were start­ing to ap­pear and with fur­ther heavy rain forecast the ground staff made the de­ci­sion to call the game off and pre­vent the Camp­bel­town team from trav­el­ling.

‘We were dis­ap­pointed at the call- off but it was the right de­ci­sion.’

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