Shinty: Rain results in double Bute call-off

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Heavy rain forced the postponement of both Bute Shinty Club’s home matches on Saturday, May 11.

The island club’s second team had been due to host Tayforth in a league fixture at 12 noon, but the game was called off on Friday night after steady rain during the day left the pitch at the Meadows unfit to handle two games.

After no let-up in the rainfall overnight, the Bute first team’s home match with Kyles Athletic in the Macaulay Cup fell victim to a similar fate on Saturday morning.

The weather wrought havoc with the shinty fixture card in the south of Scotland on Saturday - at the time of writing this article, games at Inveraray, Glendaruel, Col-Glen and Glasgow Mid Argyll had all been postponed.