Col-Glen Shinty Club made history in Rothesay on Saturday when they secured the South Division Two championship - the club’s first league title in their 95-year history.
Bute’s nearest league rivals needed only a draw to be certain of the championship, but from the moment Hamish Harrison opened the scoring with only four minutes on the clock against a Bute second team who could only muster 11 players, and whose ranks would be depleted further after Willie Lawrence suffered a head injury with only half an hour on the clock.
Connor Kennedy hit a double and former Bute player Stevie MacKellar netted a first-half hat-trick to leave Col-Glen 6-1 up at the interval, Ben Clarke hitting what would be Bute’s only goal of the afternoon.
To their credit, Bute’s players never threw in the towel, but their battle was long lost before James Dunn’s own goal, Harrison’s second and Kennedy’s third in the second half completed Col-Glen’s 9-1 victory.
Camanachd Association vice-chieftain Jock Turner presented Col-Glen captain Iain MacKellar with the John Stuart McCaig Trophy after the match to spark wild celebrations among the visiting players and the large band of supporters who made the short trip from Colintraive and Glendaruel to witness the occasion.