Bute Shinty Club’s first team coach Graham Fisher has acknowledged that Caberfeidh were deserved winners of Saturday’s Camanachd Cup preliminary round tie.
The Strathpeffer side trailed to a James Craig goal for Bute at half time at Castle Leod, but scored four times without reply in the second period to secure a first round tie at home to Oban Celtic.
“We started brightly,” Fisher told The Buteman, “but Iain MacDonald took a nasty knock to the knee in the first half and that knocked us out of our stride a bit and we struggled after half time.
“Caberfeidh rejigged their team a bit at half time and we couldn’t cope with them after that.
“Perhaps the long journey played a part as well, but we just couldn’t do anything up front after the break, and in the end Caberfeidh deserved the win.”
* More Bute shinty news, including first and second team match reports, in this week’s issue of The Buteman - on sale from Thursday, April 18.