Oban Saints striker heads for football adventure down under
SATURDAY’S cancelled Scottish Amateur Cup match against Condorrat Club was to have been Lewis Cameron’s farewell appearance for Oban Saints before his departure for a land down under. Lewis will be accompanied on his antipodean adventure by his girlfriend Rebecca MacDougall and everybody at Oban Saints wishes them well.
Lewis will continue to play football while in Australia and already has a trial arranged with semi-professional club Rochedale Rovers of the Brisbane Premier League. Rochedale’s Technical Director is Scott MacNicol who can count Dunfermline Athletic and Brechin City among his former clubs, as well as a fleeting pre-season friendly appearance for Oban Saints. Scott is the son of former Dunbeg favourite Brian MacNicol and the nephew of Saints legend Dougie Campbell, who has recommended Lewis to the Brisbane Club.
As well as playing for Saints Lewis, was a regular in the Scottish Amateur League Select team and made his full international debut for Scotland at Tullamore against Ireland last April. With the match finishing 1-1 the game went into the dreaded penalty shoot- out but Lewis calmly stepped up and drilled the fifth, and last, penalty into the back of the net to retain the Graham Harkness Trophy for his country.
While the loss of the Scottish Amateur international is undoubtedly a blow to Saints it does release a starting position in attack, which is an area where Saints are relatively well off for players. Manager Alex Craik has plenty of options to consider ahead of Saints next game on November 7 against Campbeltown Pupils.
OFF TO PASTURES NEW: Lewis Cameron in action
for Oban Saints.