Youth football: Bute lose out at home to Eastwood

Bute YFC keeper Ryan Leitch clears under pressure during Saturday's 3-2 home defeat by Eastwood Juveniles.
Bute YFC keeper Ryan Leitch clears under pressure during Saturday's 3-2 home defeat by Eastwood Juveniles.

Bute YFC’s under-16s came away empty-handed from their first match of 2013 on Saturday after Eastwood Juveniles fought back from two goals down to record a 3-2 win in Rothesay.

Nico McBride opened the scoring for Bute in the tenth minute with a low shot which beat the Eastwood keeper at his near post, and nine minutes later Ryan McTaggart doubled the home side’s lead from the penalty spot.

But Eastwood hit back with two goals in four minutes towards the end of the half to leave the sides level at the break, and a cool finish from the visitors’ number seven ten minutes into the second period - from what the Bute players and coaching staff felt was an offside position - earned the away team maximum points.

* For a full match report see the new issue of The Buteman - on sale from Thursday, January 24.