Youth football: Hard earned League Cup draw for Bute YFC

Bute YFC’s under-16s twice battled back from a goal behind to secure a draw away to Bishopton YFC in the PJDYFL’s Division 3 League Cup on Saturday.

An under-strength Bute side, missing two players who were just back from a trip to Italy with Rothesay Academy, fell behind with eight minutes on the clock when Scott McAlister conceded a penalty which was coolly converted by Bishopton’s striker.

Despite trailing 1-0 at half-time, Bute had played the better football inthe first half, and their hard work paid off ten minutes into the second period when Nico McBride drove home a Matthew Leitch flick to level the scores.

Bishopton regained the lead after a dubious offside call from the referee, but with time running out Lex Elliot got his head on to a Ryan Leitch free kck three minutes from the end to earn the island side a share of the spoils.

* For a full match report see this week’s issue of The BUteman - on sale from Thursday, April 11.