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On Saturday 3rd. October our first team
were at home to Taynuilt in South Division 1 fixture and ran out winners by 7-1. Although Bute dominated the
early stages and had several good chances bad finishing combined with good goalkeeping kept the score level. Taynuilt
then game into the game and for a while it was end to end stuff before a fine strike by James Craig put Bute ahead.
The introduction of Robert Walker to the forward line immediately
gave more threat to our play and he soon made his mark with a fine solo effort to leave us 2-0 ahead at half time.
Bute continued to dominate in the second half and Duncan Davidson, thriving
on his partnership with Robert Walker, fired in three goals including a penalty, Robert Walker also completed his hat trick
before being substituted. Manager Ted McDonald then took the opportunity to field some of his younger players, none of
whom looked out of place at this level.
another very good win and improves our goal difference, the league title will be decided by this if both Bute and
Lochside Rovers win all their remaining matches.
second team were due to welcome Glasgow Mid Argyll in a South Division 2 fixture, however our opponents were unable to
field a team and we have been awarded a 5-0 win. This is another disappointment following the failure of Oban Lorn
to send a team last week, if only other clubs would make the same effort that manager David Kilpatrick and his squad
put in to fulfil fixtures then it would be a much better league to take part in.
Come along and support your team on what promises to be a feast of shinty.
to Ryan Craig, Aaron McKirdy and Craig McKay for making the South of Scotland playing squad, well done also to Cameron McMillan
who made the final trial narrowly missing out on the squad. You are all a credit to the club, your coaches and your families,
well done to you all.
In the Marine Harvest South of Scotland under
14 9 a side league we are in the same section as Kyles, Oban Camanachd, Glasgow Mid Argyll, Glasgow Gaels and Aberdour.
We are in third position having won three, drawn won and lost one of our games to date.
Training for all senior players has been switched to the Meadows from
17th. March on Tuesdays and Thursdays, both nights from 6-30 to 7-30pm. Please make every effort to attend.
The membership fees of £40 for senior players and £10
for juniors are now due and we will accept payment in stages. We would also like to stress the importance of our Club
Lottery in contributing to our income and would ask you all to play this weekly, its a way of supporting your club and an
opportunity to win some money.
It is not only the players and coaches who contribute
to the success of our club, a lot of work goes on behind the scenes that we sometimes take for granted . A team
on the park depends on the hard work and efforts of all club members.
George McNeish works tirelessly in keeping our clubhouse up to standard ably assisted by many
of our players who also give freely of their time to make repairs to the property. George can also be found behind
the bar on match days and other occasions dispensing great cheer to all.
We turn up on match days to a clean clubhouse and the away teams are treated to excellent
meals prepared and served by Nancy Gourlay and Margaret Whitelaw, the soup is always delicious as is Nancy`s home baking.
Margaret ensures our playing strips are washed and ready for each match. Sincere thanks to you both.
It takes a great deal of money to run our teams and maintain our
clubhouse, in David Herriot we have a treasurer who looks after our finances with great skill, he ensures money is made
available whenever necessary and also that we have funds in the bank.
This money comes from three other main sources of income, we receive a payment from Argyll and Bute Council for providing
changing facilities for other local clubs, however it is the efforts of two other club members who provide a constant income
Our Chairman Barry Martin puts a great
deal of effort into gaining and arranging various lets for our clubhouse including weddings, birthday parties etc. as
well as dog training lessons and fitness classes for adults all providing good monetary income, this takes up a great
deal of his time and often goes without notice, our thanks, well done Barry.
Last but not
least we have Tommy Howat ably running our Club Lottery, he goes round the various outlets every Monday collecting the tickets
and money, supervises the draw and pays out the winnings. Without this source of income we would struggle financially. Thank
you Tommy. We would ask once again for your support by buying tickets for this lotto draw, it offers
good prize money to those who participate.
Once again my apologies to anyone I have omitted from this list, the fault will be entirely mine.