Fort turn to youth as Campbeltown ease to preseason friendly victory

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Campbeltown Pupils 7 – 1 Fort William

Preseason friendly

A youthful Fort William side were handed a harsh lesson as they suffered a pre-season defeat last Saturday away to amateurs Campbeltown Pupils.

The Highland League side, featuring only a handful of regular starters and travelling with the bare 11 players, were beaten 7-1 by their Scottish Amateur Football League hosts. Jordan Morrison got the Fort’s only goal in what was a comfortable victory in the end for the Kintyre men.

However, manager Russell Macmorran remained buoyant after the match and recognised some signs of encouragement for his younger players.

He said: ‘We had a very demanding season last year and as part of our rebuild for this season we have to look at youth. That’s why more than half of Saturday’s team were teenagers. We tested them in a more physical environment and we feel some of the youngsters are ready to step up, while some we’ll still need to work with going forward.’

The Claggan Park side will be looking to raise their game against sterner opposition when they host East of Scotland League side Glenrothes this Saturday, July 13.

Macmorran added: ‘It will be a very different test to Campbeltown so more of the senior squad members will be back in contention for the game.’