Pupils warming up for first match of 2022

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Campbeltown Pupils are gearing up for their first fixture of the new year tomorrow (Saturday), when they host West of Scotland Football League Division Four table-toppers Kilsyth Athletic.

The two sides shared the spoils in their most recent meeting in early November, when a young Pupils side earned a 3-3 draw in North Lanarkshire, and Kilsyth travel to Kintyre fresh from a 2-1 victory over Harmony Row last Saturday.

The same day, the McFadyens-sponsored Pupils were hoping to host Glenvale FC from Paisley, but the match was called off early on Saturday due to a waterlogged pitch, the result of meltwater from heavy hail and sleet covering the Kintyre Park pitch the day before the game.

‘We are looking forward to getting back into competitive action after the festive break,’ said a Pupils spokesperson.

‘The team has 10 league matches remaining, with six of those at home. It has been two months since our last home game so we are hoping for a great support at Kintyre Park to cheer on the team.’

As well as looking forward to the rest of their league campaign, work goes on for the Feathers Inn-sponsored Pupils to develop Kintyre Park’s facilities; the main objective is to have the ground up to standard to join the West of Scotland Football League’s revamped linear structure next season.

The Pupils would also like to thank the Kintyre people and businesses which have supported the club’s recent fundraising, namely the club’s prize draw and ongoing ‘Last Person Standing’ match predictor competition, which is down to the last handful of entrants.

Money raised has gone towards training and match day gear for the players, and essential training and match day equipment.

Kick off for tomorrow’s match against Kilsyth Athletic is 1.30pm at Kintyre Park.