D & K cup tournament on Saturday

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The annual D & K Lafferty Cup tournament, organised by Oban Saints Football Club, takes place on Saturday at Mossfield Stadium and Glencruitten rugby pitch.

Teams taking part are old friends from the Scottish Premier League Hamilton Accies along with Scottish Championship sides Dundee United, who won the tournament last year, and Alloa Athletic.

St Anthony’s will represent the junior side of Scottish football, with newly-promoted Greater Glasgow League outfit South Lochaber Thistle, along with hosts Oban Saints flying the flag for the amateurs.

The competition starts at 11am and is a round-robin event, with the teams playing each other in short, sharp 30-minute games to see who will take home the impressive D & K Lafferty Cup.

Organiser David Buchanan said: ‘It’s a great day of football played in a friendly but competitive manner.

‘There are 15 games on the day so supporters can pick and choose which games they want to watch.’

Hamilton Accies coach Dougie Imrie said: ‘It’s a great tournament as you can field five different teams on the day if you want and its good for using different tactics and of course ideal for match fitness.’