IN PICTURES: Shinty: Bute 5-0 Kilmory

Bute Shinty Club’s first team maintained their promotion push with a comfortable victory over Kilmory at the Meadows on Saturday.

Seven days on from a 5-0 away win against the same team, Bute wasted no time in seizing the upper hand and were two goals up with less than a quarter of the game played, thanks to David Whitelaw and Gordon McMillan.

Tom McMillan and James Craig in action for Bute Shinty Club's first team in their 5-0 win at home to Kilmory in South Division One on Saturday, June 27, 2015.

Tom McMillan and James Craig in action for Bute Shinty Club's first team in their 5-0 win at home to Kilmory in South Division One on Saturday, June 27, 2015.

But those goals would be all Bute would have to show for their efforts at the end of a first half in which their play at times tended towards the scrappy and in which the hosts’ frustration at not turning their almost total dominance into a bigger lead was increasingly clear.

The islanders, however, were much more fluent after the interval; Robert Walker added a third six minutes into the second half - on his first appearance after a lengthy injury lay-off - and went on to notch his second and Bute’s fourth before James Craig put the icing on the cake in a second half which the hosts dominated just as comprehensively as the first.

* Full match report and reaction in the next edition of The Buteman - on sale from Thursday, July 2.