South Lochaber Thistle travel to take on Oban Saints
SOUTH Lochaber Thistle travel to take on Scottish Amateur Premier Division side Oban Saints in a pre-season friendly match on Saturday. The game will be played at Glencruiten with a 2pm kick- off.
Both teams will be using this to try out some youngsters and to give their players much needed game time before the season starts in the middle of August. The Lochaber boys, who played in the West of Scotland League last season, picking up two pieces of silverware, the Challenge Shield and the Thomson Memorial Trophy, have already played Saints in the annual D& K Cup tournament at the beginning of July, albeit the game was only 40 minutes. The Lochaber side will ply their trade in the Greater Glasgow League this coming season.
The Jags pre-season fixtures are - Mallaig, away, last night (Wednesday), Oban Saints away on Saturday then they play in the eight-team Argyll and Bute Cup tournament in Lochgilphead on Saturday August 5 before finishing of with a home game against Inverness Thistle on Saturday August 12. The new league season starts on Saturday August 19.