Shinty: Bute coach full of praise for players’ efforts

Action from Bute and Col Glen's league meeting at the Meadows in April. Col Glen won that game 3-2 and completed a double with victory on penalties in the Bullough Cup on May 18.
Action from Bute and Col Glen's league meeting at the Meadows in April. Col Glen won that game 3-2 and completed a double with victory on penalties in the Bullough Cup on May 18.

The coach of Bute Shinty Club’s second string has spoken of his pride in the team after watching their Bullough Cup bid falter on Saturday.

Bute lost 2-1 on penalties to local rivals Col Glen after a battling 1-1 draw at the Meadows, with Garry Craig opening the scoring for Bute before Jamie Sutton levelled with a penalty.

But David Kilpatrick said he couldn’t praise his players enough in spite of the result.

“Nobody put a foot wrong,” he told The Buteman. “The penalty wasn’t a penalty, and Col Glen never looked threatening until the penalty was awarded, but I don’t want to dwell on that too much.

“The important thing was that we kept going and that our heads never dropped. The boys really played out of their skins and I can’t say enough to praise them.”

* More Bute shinty news in this week’s issue of The Buteman - on sale from Thursday, May 23.