Accies win Oban Saints youth tournament
OBAN Saints youths held their annual tournament sponsored by Oban Joinery Services at Glencruitten Parks last Sunday.
Like their senior counterparts, the youths were hit by late call- offs from Dumbarton, Ross County and Queens Park, but thanks go to Lochgilphead Red Star for taking part at short notice. Tournament winners were Hamilton Accies, who have won the competition eight years in a row. Oban Saints finished in a creditable second place.
A special mention should go to a very young Morton team who were excellent all day.
Results: Oban Saints 1, Fort William 0; Hamilton Accies 4, Lochgilphead Red Star 0; Morton 3, Fort William 3; Oban Saints 0, Hamilton Accies 3; Lochgilphead Red Star 1, Morton 6; Fort William 1, Hamilton Accies 6; Oban Saints 8, Lochgilphead Red Star 0, Hamilton Accies 2, Morton 0; Oban Saints 0, Morton 0; Fort William 3, Lochgilphead Red Star 1.
Thanks go to Oban Electrical Services for supplying the footballs for the tournament and to the referees John Scott, Martin Rae and Jimmy Litster.
The various trophies were handed over the Oban Saints youth committee men Mark Anderson and John Scott.
Oban Saints pictured with their coaches finished in second place.
The victorious Hamilton Accies squad.
Right: Oban Saints defender Ellis Hunter gets a sliding tackle in on Lochgilphead Red Star’s Ciaran Gibson while Keiron Lopez gets back to cover.
John McMaster, left, the former Aberdeen player was at the tournament to watch his grandson Liam playing for Morton and the former Hearts, Celtic and Scotland midfielder Paul Hartley was also in Oban to watch his son Regan play for Hamilton Accies.
The Oban Saints player of the tournament was Garry McIvor.