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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.

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