Excellent football played at youth tournament

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On Sunday Oban Saints Youths held their under 14s pre-season tournament, with Fort William, Ardencaple and Central Boys FA completing the four team round-robin format.

The opening fixtures saw Fort William with a comfortable 7-2 win against Ardencaple on the 3G pitch while over at Glencruitten, Saints lost a close game 0-1 to Central Boys.

The next set of fixtures ended with Central Boys beating Ardencaple 2-1 while in the other game Saints lost out to Fort William 2-0, after conceding an early penalty.

In the final game Saints managed to record their first victory of the day with a 2-1 win over Ardencaple, Cody McCulloch with both Saints goals.

The next game at the high school was effectively a tournament decider, with Central Boys and Fort William having won both of their first two games, and it was the team from Falkirk who won the game 3-1 to lift the trophy with a 100 per record on the day.

Saints goalkeeper Josh Lane was presented with the local player of the tournament award, having impressed the referees with his handling and distribution throughout the day, and Fort William player Ryan Hunter was presented with the overall player of the tournament award.

All four teams played their part in a good competitive day of football and, with each team getting 120 minutes, it was ideal preparation ahead of the new season.

Saints under 14s’ final pre-season games are this coming Sunday when they head through to play in Holytown Colts tournament with games against the hosts, Livingston and Blairgowrie.