Fantastic football at the festival

Oban Madrid's goalkeeper Daniel Pearson showing a safe pair of hands in the game against Blairgowrie.

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Oban and District Sunday League Football hosted their third annual football festival last Saturday at Mossfield and the 3G pitch at Oban High School.

Gleaner Oils sponsored the festival medals.

A large crowd at both venues were treated to some fantastic entertainment from all of the 40 teams taking part across the 2006 to 2009 age groups, with around 400 children playing on the day.

The Oban teams at each age group were joined by teams from Lochnell FC and a number of travelling teams from Lochgilphead, Campbeltown, Dunoon, Glasgow, Dumbarton, Helensburgh, Clydebank, Paisley, Blairgowrie, Edinburgh and Fort William.

In the 2006 age group the Ryan MacPhail Memorial Fund trophy was won by Blairgowrie, beating Fort William in a close final, scoring with almost the last kick of the game in extra time, having drawn 0-0 in normal time.

The junior sections of the festival for the 2010 to 2012 age groups, which unfortunately had to be called off last week due to pitch conditions, will be rescheduled with the date yet to be confirmed.

The organising committee would like to thank the large number of volunteers who helped make the day a huge success. They would also like to thank all those who kindly provided event sponsorship: Gleaner Oils for

sponsoring the medals, RA Clement Associates Chartered Accountants, Argyll Knotweed Control, Fiuran Property, Lidl, Tesco and the Oban Inn.

Also a big thanks to the council ground staff.