Marine Harvest South Division 1
Oban Celtic 3 Glenorchy 0 A REVAMPED Oban Celtic side got their league challenge back on track as they beat Glenorchy 3- 0 at Mossfield.
The sides had met at Mart Park just a couple of weeks earlier with Glenorchy coming out on top.
Celtic were minus David MacInnes, Alan Mckie, Rory Bruce, Ewan MacCorquodale as well as top goalscorer Fraser MacMillan.
Manager Kenny Wotherspoon reshuffled his starting line-up in an effort to be more clinical up front.
Andy MacDonald was switched from full back to full forward while Ally McKerracher moved from half back to half forward. Lee Askew and Daniel Madej remained in attack.
Glenorchy were without the suspended Duncan Smith and Dylan Cooke as well as Findlay Ross, Alec McPherson, Kieran Mckay, James Livingstone, John Sartain, Conor Sartain, Ewan Murray, Sandy Leiper and keeper Andrew Smith.
Glenorchy were forced to make an early change when Kieran Gallagher was on the end of a bad challenge which required stitches.
Celtic enjoyed some early pressure but Glenorchy keeper Des McNulty stood in their way with some fine saves. The home side made the breakthrough on 41 minutes when Neil Carmichael flicked home a loose ball following a Des McNulty save.
A similar pattern of play followed in the second half but the Oban side eventually beat the impressive Des McNulty again on 63 minutes.
Daniel Madej made the difference with a driving run into the ‘D’ before he flicked the ball high past the keeper to make it 2- 0.
Celtic made changes up front, bringing on Iain MacKechnie for his first appearance of the season.
His clever link-up play with Daniel Madej allowed Ally McKerracher to finish the game on 88 minutes with a well-struck shot which gave the keeper no chance.
After the match, Oban Celtic manager Kenny Wotherspoon said: ‘I made it clear to the boys before the game started that three points out of the last four matches wasn’t good enough. I reshuffled the team for today’s game and it paid off.
‘I thought Andy MacDonald had a great game at full forward as did Kieran Carnie on the wing.
‘We have a free weekend ahead which is good as it gives guys like Rory Bruce and Ewan MacCorquodale another week of rest and recover from injury.’
Kyles Athletic P Taynuilt P
THE NOON throw up between Kyles Athletic’s second team and Taynuilt was postponed as it was ruled the Tighnabruaich pitch could only take one game.