IN PICTURES: Shinty: Carmichael brace helps Bute to convincing win

Ali Carmichael’s double strike helped Bute Shinty Club’s second team to a 4-0 home win over Aberdour in Marine Harvest South Division Two on Saturday.

Carmichael’s quick-fire double early in the second half, following his hat-trick against Ballachullish on April 19, put Bute firmly in control at the Meadows after young Ryan Craig’s strike had given the islanders a slim interval advantage.

Ali Carmichael lines up a shot at goal during the Bute second team's 4-0 home win over their Aberdour counterparts in Marine Harvest South Division Two on Saturday, April 26, 2014.

Ali Carmichael lines up a shot at goal during the Bute second team's 4-0 home win over their Aberdour counterparts in Marine Harvest South Division Two on Saturday, April 26, 2014.

And Liam Poole’s well-taken strike put the icing on the cake as the men in red chalked up a second successive home win - completing a home-and-away double over the Fife side in the process.

The victory also completed a double for Bute over Aberdour on Saturday, following a 5-0 win for the island club’s under-14 team against their Aberdour counterparts in the two teams’ first match in the 2014 South of Scotland under-14 League.

* Meanwhile, Bute’s first team were knocked out of the Artemis Macaulay Cup at the first round stage on Saturday after a 4-1 defeat away to National Division rivals Glasgow Mid Argyll.

Craig Anderson gave the home side the early advantage, and Angus MacIntosh’s quick-fire double put GMA firmly in control at the interval.

Innes MacMillan added a fourth just before the hour mark, before Chris McGowan notched his first goal in a Bute first team jersey to give the island side a crumb of consolation.

* The slideshow above features a total of 70 action pictures from Saturday’s two matches in Rothesay between Bute and Aberdour.