VIDEO: Bute YFC coach proud despite Celtic cup defeat

The coach of Bute YFC’s under-17s, Roddie Leitch, has spoken of his pride in his players after their Scottish Cup tie at home to Celtic Youth on Saturday.

The local lads lost the second round tie 5-1, but matched their visitors well for the first three-quarters of the game, with three Celtic goals in the last 17 minutes making the final score look more harsh than the home side deserved.

Bute YFC defender Rory McNeil puts in a last-gasp challenge during Saturday's Scottish Cup tie against Celtic Youth in Rothesay.

Bute YFC defender Rory McNeil puts in a last-gasp challenge during Saturday's Scottish Cup tie against Celtic Youth in Rothesay.

Writing on Facebook after the match Roddie said: “Beaten 5-1 today by the better side, no complaints. Never been prouder of MY team, no disgrace today.”

More of Roddie’s post-match thoughts in the video above; see the September 20 issue of The Buteman for a full match report.