Youth football: Bute YFC run riot in Barrhead

Matthew Leitch’s second-half double capped a superb all-round team performance on Saturday as Bute YFC’s under-16s won 5-0 away to Barrhead.

Bute opened the scoring in the 19th minute when Duncan McLean met Connor McClymont’s low corner with a great left-footed drive into the net, and McClymont added a second after great work by Nico McBride to put the visitors 2-0 up at half-time.

Barrhead, who were second in the table going into the game, were run ragged throughout by their visitors, and Leitch rounded the hosts’ keeper to tap home Bute’s third after a long clearance by keeper Ryan Leitch was flicked on by Kieran Fenner.

Leitch added his second from a counter-attack before McBride completed the scoring with the best goal of the game from a fine reverse pass by Scott McAlister.

* Full match report in this week’s issue of The Buteman - on sale from Thursday, September 27.