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Saints march into last 16 of Scottish Cup

David McArthur wheels away after opening the scoring in last Saturday’s Scottish Amateur Cup tie at Tarbolton.
Match report and photos: Derek Black

OBAN Saints were made to dig deep at Tarbolton Public Park on Saturday to battle their way through to the last 16 of the Scottish Amateur Cup.

Hosts Tarbolton Amateurs of the Ayrshire Amateur Football Association Premier League used the difficult conditions to their advantage to keep the tie hanging in the balance until the dying seconds.

The match was played on something resembling a ploughed field and referee Steven Nicholls was in two minds as to whether the surface was fit for play. Indeed, had it not been for some vigorous forking from the groundsman and the rain which had fallen steadily for days abating in time for kick off, the match would surely have been postponed.

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