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Saints prepare for cup replay

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Practise match

A FRUSTRATING failure to secure opposition for a friendly match forced Oban Saints manager Alex Craik into a hastily arranged practise match last Saturday morning in an attempt to keep his players ticking over ahead of next Saturday’s crunch Scottish Amateur Cup fourth round replay against Greenock High School Former Pupils.

The match kicked off at 9.45am to allow the players to take in the distinctly less friendly sight of the Old Firm derby on TV which a number of the players had already travelled to view at closer quarters.

In addition, and in fairly typical fashion, injuries, work and family commitments further restricted the gaffer’s selection options, thus requiring a heavy reliance on the club’s promising crop of youth players who all showed up extremely well in more experienced company.

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