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Saints lose out to Dunoon in Argyll and Bute Cup penalty shoot-out


OBAN Saints recent run of good fortune in penalty shootouts finally came to an end at the Ropework Park, Lochgilphead last Saturday allowing Dunoon Amateurs to wrestle the Argyll and Bute Cup from their grasp.

After five successfully converted penalties each Dunoon keeper Jamie Robertson got down low to his right to save the first sudden death effort from Jamie Graham. Robertson then stepped forward to take kick number six for his team sending Thomas McCulloch the wrong way to win the cup for Dunoon.

Injuries, holidays and a new arrival deprived Saints manager Alex Craik of the services of Martin Bonar, Paul Carmichael, Dougal Graham, Marc Maccallum, Willie Gemmell, Keith Millar and Dean Smith. However, he was still able to name a squad of 18 for the gruelling eight-hour day of football.

Included in the squad were new signings Matty Kelly, Fraser MacFarlane, Daniel Croarkin and Jay Cooper along with 15-year-old Lewis Buchanan who has been training with the first team squad.

Despite Lochgilphead being Saints shortest possible away trip the 10am kick off dictated an even earlier than normal 8am departure for the travelling party.

Cup holders Saints were drawn in group two alongside fellow Scottish Amateur Football League sides Dunoon Amateurs and Tarbert. Making up the group two line-up were tournament debutants Glasgow Islay of the Glasgow and District Saturday Morning League.

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