Pre-sea­son friendly called off

The Oban Times - - Times Sport -

LAST Satur­day’s pre-sea­son friendly match between Oban Saints and South Lochaber This­tle was called off on the Friday evening when the Lochaber side phoned to say they could not raise a team which was un­for­tu­nate as it was too late for Saints to or­gan­ise an­other fix­ture. The Oban side played Lochgilp­head Red Star last night (Wed­nes­day) in a pre-sea­son match at Glen­cruit­ten.

This week­end Saints take part in the an­nual Ar­gyll and Bute Cup tour­na­ment held in Lochgilp­head.

The com­pe­ti­tion has two sec­tions of four teams with the top two qual­i­fy­ing for the semi-fi­nals. Group A – Lochgilp­head Red Star, Tar­bert, Glas­gow Is­lay and South Lochaber This­tle. Group B – Dunoon, Oban Saints, Neil­ston and Tan­nahill.

The com­pe­ti­tion gets un­der way at 10am at Lochgilp­head Joint Cam­pus 3G pitch and the Rope­work Park.

The fol­low­ing Satur­day (Au­gust 12) Saints start their SAFL Pre­mier Di­vi­sion pro­gramme with a tough away game against Hilling­ton fol­lowed by a home match against Mother­well This­tle.

Man­ager Alex Craik said: We’ve lost sev­eral play­ers from last sea­son due to re­ti­ral and leav­ing the area. We are also car­ry­ing a few in­juries, but hope­fully they will clear up quickly and we can get a strong squad to­gether for an­other as­sault on the Scot­tish Cup and the SAFL pre­mier league ti­tle.

Saints man­ager Alex Craik.

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