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Jambos triumph in Oban

11th July 2015

Hearts win Oban tournament.

Hearts were victorious in today’s D&K Lafferty Challenge Cup tournament in Oban, lifting the trophy.

The Jambos won three, drew one and lost one game in the round-robin tournament, with Jordan McGhee winning player of the tournament.

Robbie Neilson’s lads kicked-off the competition with a dominating 3-0 win over Alloa Athletic. McGhee opened the scoring with Gary Oliver quickly adding another before bagging his second of the match.

The men in maroon then saw off St Johnstone 2-1, courtesy of Juanma and Oliver strikes.

Dundee Utd held Hearts in the third match after Jordan Muir cancelled out Callum Paterson’s blistering long-range strike.

A shock defeat was on the cards for the maroons, with local side Oban Saints recording a 2-1 win despite Sam Nicholson opening the scoring with a solo wonder-goal.

The final match of the afternoon was winner takes all, and the Jambos duly obliged. Nicholson’s first-half strike was enough to bag the win and the tournament trophy.