IN PICTURES: Shinty: Bute 3-0 Oban Celtic

Bute Shinty Club’s first team moved to within two points of the top of South Division One after a hard-earned win over a stuffy Oban Celtic side at the Meadows on Saturday.

There were chances at both ends early on before David Whitelaw’s beautifully-judged looping shot from wide on the right gave the hosts the lead midway through the second half - and impressive youngster Craig McKay doubled the lead with a composed finish just 60 seconds later.

David Whitelaw scored twice in Bute's 3-0 win over Oban Celtic at the Meadows on Saturday, September 26.

David Whitelaw scored twice in Bute's 3-0 win over Oban Celtic at the Meadows on Saturday, September 26.

Any thoughts that the quick-fire double might open the floodgates were soon dispelled by an Oban side who refused to throw in the towel, but Bute keeper Kevin Queen was rarely troubled at the other end and Whitelaw sealed the points on 69 minutes with a sweetly-struck shot after patient build-up play by Tom McMillan and Gordon McMillan.

* The slideshow above features almmost 70 action pictures from Saturday’s game - see the next print edition of The Buteman, on sale on Thursday, October 1, for a full match report.