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On Saturday 18th. July our
First Team were at home to Lochside Rovers who had won 7 and lost only 1 game in
the league to date. Bute continued their recent good form and scoring record as we strolled to a 4-0 win, a margin
which could have been even greater but for an outstanding display from the away goalkeeper Brian Logan.
We were only 1 up at the interval from a goal scored by Gordon McMillan who after
21 minutes finished off a well worked passing movement involving three other home players. The second half started in
controversy when in the 47th. minute Duncan Davidson scored from close range with the away support claiming the referee
had blown for a foul against Duncan prior to the ball crossing the line. After discussing the incident with the goal
judge the referee allowed the goal to stand.
Bute continued to press the away defence and substitute Robert Walker
hit a fine 20 yard shot in the 61st. minute which flew into the net. Robert scored again in the 78th. minute when his
long range effort was misjudged by the keeper.
hard to please manager Ted McDonald once again was delighted with the result which moves us up into second place in the
league with 6 wins and two draws for 8 matches, 5 points behind Inveraray with 4 games in hand.
Our Second Team fixture against Oban Lorn had to be postponed as
the condition of the playing surface would not allow two games to take place.
In the Marine Harvest
under 14 9 a side league we are in the same section as Kyles, Oban Camanachd, Glasgow Kelvin, Ballachulish and Aberdour.
Our team were at home to high flying Oban Camanachd on Sunday 14th. June and in a very entertaining game that was played
like a cup tie we ran out winners by 5-4, a very close finish despite us being 4-1 ahead with 10 minutes to go. This
means we are still unbeaten in this league. Well done again lads, each and everyone of you played your part.
On Thursday 25th. June our under 13 team travelled to Kyles to play in a
round robin format against the home team, Strachur and Dunoon. We beat both Strachur and Dunoon before losing to a physically
stronger and much taller Kyles team, they must feed them something special to reach that size at under 13 level. Well
done again boys, you continue to make us proud of your efforts.
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.