Bute Shinty Club’s first team coach Graham Fisher remained philosophical this week - despite watching his charges drop a point on home turf in their opening match of the season.
Iain MacDonald’s second-half double helped Bute battle back from 2-0 down to claim a draw at home to Glenorchy on Saturday in a game dominated by the biting wind which blew down the length of the park throughout the 90 minutes.
“It was a difficult game,” Fisher reflected. “It ended up being a battle against the elements as well as the other team.
“Glenorchy gave us a hard game, but they already had a win under their belts and I think after the start we made, if you’d offered me a draw at half time I’d have taken it.
“I was pleased with a point, but it wasn’t really a day for great shinty - hopefully it’ll be a better day this Saturday.”
* This Saturday, March 16, Bute travel to Fife to take on an Aberdour side who picked up their first point of the season last Saturday courtesy of a goalless draw away to Kilmory.
Bute’s second team, meanwhile, who were forced to concede two points to Tayforth last Saturday after being unable to raise a team for the trip to Musselburgh, are on home soil this weekend when local rivals Kyles Athletic come to the Meadows.
Throw-up in both matches is at 2.30pm.