Youth Football: Waterlogged pitch forces Bute YFC call-off

Bute YFC’s under-16s saw their hopes of maintaining their recent good form washed away by the weather on Saturday.

The island team had been due to play host to Shawbridge U16s in the Paisley, Johnstone and District YFL, but after heavy rain on Friday left the venue at the public stadium in Rothesay unplayable, Bute coach Roddie Leitch was left with no option but to call the game off.

In addition to the BYFC postponement, Bute County Cricket Club’s opening league fixture at home to Alps and two home games for Bute Shinty Club were also called off on Saturday because of the heavy rain.