Oban Saints hold presentation night
OBAN Saints Football Club held their presentation night in the Rowantree Hotel last Friday evening where Craig MacEwan won two awards – top goalscorer with the superb total of 37 league and cup goals for the season. Craig was also presented with the players’ player of the year award by manager Alex Craik. Young Matty Kelly was presented with the most improved player of the year award after some excellent performances in his first season at the top level of senior amateur football.
On a sadder note, Ross Maitland has decided to hang up his boots after 23 years playing with the club. Ross was presented with a specially commissioned Shona Dunn designed artwork of the club crest and a bottle of champagne. Goalkeeper Thomas McCulloch has also decided to hang up his boots and defender David McArthur is also leaving, having taken up a new teaching post in Helensburgh. The players were thanked for their loyal service to the club.
Although failing to pick up any silverware, Saints had another good 2016/17 season, getting to the Scottish Amateur Cup semi-final for the second year in a row, disappointingly losing out on penalty kicks in the final of the Jimmy Marshall Cup and finishing second in a very competitive SAFL Premier Division. The squad are now back in pre-season training with new players welcome to attend.
Ross Maitland with his framed artwork and bottle of champagne.
Players’ player of the year and top goalscorer Craig MacEwan.
The most improved player of the year award went to Matty Kelly.