Shinty: home advantage for Bute in Bullough Cup semi-final

Bute's second team will enjoy home advantage against Ballachulish in the semi-finals of the Bullough Cup on July 14. Here Ali Carmichael holds off an opponent during the two sides' last meeting, a league clash in Rothesay on April 7.
Bute's second team will enjoy home advantage against Ballachulish in the semi-finals of the Bullough Cup on July 14. Here Ali Carmichael holds off an opponent during the two sides' last meeting, a league clash in Rothesay on April 7.

BUTE Shinty Club’s second team will enjoy home advantage as they bid to reach their first cup final since the team was re-formed in 2008.

A coin toss by the Camanachd Association determined that Bute’s Bullough Cup semi-final against Ballachulish on July 14 will be played at the Meadows in Rothesay.

The other semi-final, between Inveraray and Lochside Rovers, will be played at Ganavan in Oban on the same date; the final will take place on Saturday, September 1, at a venue yet to be decided.

Bute, who have already beaten Ballachulish on home soil this season, winning 2-1 at the Meadows on league business on April 4, reached the Bullough Cup semi-final by way of a 3-0 home win over Aberdour in the first round on May 12 and a 2-1 victory away to Glasgow Mid Argyll on June 16.

* Meanwhile, both Bute teams are hoping for a return to action this Saturday, July 7, after last weekend’s league double-header in Rothesay fell victim to heavy rain.

Bute’s first team welcome high-flying Lovat to the Meadows in the Orion Group Premiership, while the club’s second team travel to Strontian for their first ever meeting with Aberdour in Marine Harvest South Division Two.