Oban Saints march past young Pupils

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Campbeltown Pupils U16s 1

Oban Saints U17s 8


The Pupils U16s suffered defeat against an older and stronger Oban Saints U17s side when they clashed on Campbeltown’s all weather pitch.

Sunday’s match was always going to be tough for the Campbeltown side as they played an Oban team at least a year older, with most of the Pupils either 14 or 15 years old.

Oban had the wind advantage in the first half and although they had a lot of the play, the young Pupils held their own for good spells of the game.

The Pupils saw themselves 5-0 down at half time, unlucky not to get on the score sheet, with some very good chances saved by Ferguson in the visitors’ goal.

In the end, the Saints were too strong, due to the physical and age difference and finished with an 8-1 victory.

Elliot Gemmill was the Pupils’ scorer, with a lovely strike from outside the box into the roof of the net, beating the Oban keeper.

Although it was a convincing win for Oban, the Pupils can take pride in the way they played, and if they play with the same spirit in the rest of the league campaign there should be some decent results ahead of them.

Fraser MacBrayne tackles a Saints player. NO_c03pupils01

Calum McKillop in action on Sunday. NO_c03pupils02

A Pupils goal is thwarted by the Saints keeper. NO_c03pupils03