Youth football: Bute YFC run riot at home to Greenock

Bute YFC’s under-16s returned to action in style on Saturday with a 15-1 demolition of Greenock Thistle.

The island side hadn’t played since the end of September because of injuries and school holidays, but any fears of rustiness were dispelled when Matthew Leitch opened the scoring just 40 seconds after kick-off - the first of four goals scored by the home side in the first 13 minutes.

Leitch finished the day with five goals, while Nico McBride and Lex Elliot both scored twice and Ryan McTaggart, captain Max Allan, Kalum Ledicott and Ronan Officer weighed in with one apiece.

Bute’s other strike was an own goal from a Duncan McLean corner; Greenock’s only consolation came from a penalty kick just before half time.

For a full match report see this week’s issue of The Buteman - on sale from Thursday, October 25.