Re­venge is sweet for Oban Ath­letic as they dump ’Dale

The Oban Times - - Sport -

Oban Ath­letic Car­radale West of Scot­land AFL

OBAN ATH­LETIC sought re­venge last Wed­nes­day when they took on Car­radale just one week af­ter los­ing 6-5 to the Kin­tyre- side.

The Oban side suc­cess­fully set­tled the score with their ri­vals as Ath­letic ran out com­fort­able 3-1 win­ners.

Both teams trav­elled for this game and met half­way in Lochgilp­head.

Ath­letic took the lead af­ter 10 min­utes when Alan Buchanan picked up the ball 20 yards from goal, beat his man and curled his shot around the keeper.

How­ever, the lead didn’t last long and the score was level five min­utes later.

Daniel MacKin­non was caught in pos­ses­sion, al­low­ing the Car­radale striker in on goal and he slot­ted the ball past a help­less Graham Dou­glas.

The game then turned into a scrappy stop and start af­fair, with a lot of fouls, and tem­pers be­ing lost. Nei­ther side cre­ated any fur­ther clear- cut chances and the first half ended 1-1.

Just as they had done on Satur­day against Crook­ston, Ath­letic started the sec­ond half strongly.

Shortly af­ter the restart, Paul Carmichael got his name on the score sheet when he drove past the Car­radale de­fence and calmly chipped the ball over the goal­keeper.

The Oban side then started to dom­i­nate the game, with their op­po­si­tion re­vert­ing to play­ing long balls.

Paul Carmichael se­cured his sec­ond of the day when he volleyed the ball home to make it 3-1.

Paul, who then had a bit­ter­sweet end­ing to his evening, won his side a penalty, which he vol­un­teered to take, but the Car­radale keeper pulled off a great save to deny the Oban striker his hat-trick.

Ath­letic don’t have a fix­ture this week­end and are not back in ac­tion again un­til Septem­ber 19, when they travel to take on Ayr­shire side, West­kirk, in the first round of the West of Scot­land Cup.

Paul Carmichael

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