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Narrow defeat for Oban Lorne as visitors claim league title

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OBAN Lorne welcomed title-chasing Newton Stewart as Saturday’s opposition in what was a very important game for both teams.

The Green Machine were in the hunt for some much-needed league points to lift themselves away from the relegation zone, while the visitors knew that a win would secure the league title and promotion to the National League for the first time in the club’s history. Due to a frozen pitch at Glencruitten, the game was moved to the beautiful surroundings of the back-up North Connel pitch which was in perfect condition for the game.

Oban, despite missing some key players such as prop Robin Mac-Queen, second rows Jack Baxter and Jack Strachan, and stand-off Dave McCabe, still managed to field a very strong squad confident of taking a win after some promising performances in recent weeks.

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