Oban Saints hold pre­sen­ta­tion night

The Oban Times - - Sport -

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.

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