ABERDOUR’S shinty stars moved another step towards cup glory after holding their nerve to win a penalty shoot-out at Taynuilt on Saturday.

Lisa MacColl’s side made the long trip north west to play their Gregor Cameron Consultancy Celtic Society Cup tie at the second attempt after the original game was rained off.

Last year, ‘Dour created history by registering their first ever victory at Taynuilt in the first round of the competition to reach the quarter finals, and history repeated itself following two hours of keenly contested shinty.

With neither side able to make the vital breakthrough during a highly competitive 90 minutes and during extra time, referee Graham Cameron took the match to penalties.

Aberdour’s Craig Girvan, Angus Thorburn and Craig Grant were the heroes as they kept their cool from the spot to give the Fifers a 3-1 victory.

That result has set up a repeat of last year’s quarter final on Saturday, April 16 when Inveraray make the trip to Silver Sands.

The 2015 clash was Aberdour’s first competitive clash at home to a Premiership side and the Argyll side, who were relegated to the National Division last year, proved too strong by running out emphatic 6-0 winners.

It will be just the second time ‘Dour have hosted the three-time Macaulay Cup winners and they will be hopeful of a better result.

However, they’re up against a team who are second in the National Division having won two of their opening four games.

Meanwhile, history was made at Silver Sands on Saturday (pictured above), but unfortunately for Aberdour’s seconds it was in favour of visitors Dunoon Camanachd.

They recorded their first competitive victory since entering Marine Harvest South Division Two by posting a 4-0 scoreline.

Duncan Smart, Jonny Black and Roddy Cairns put the Dunoon side three goals up by half-time.

Although Craig Callaghan’s side were much improved after the break, Jamie Morrison completed the scoring to leave ‘Dour bottom of the table with four defeats from four games.

There is more cup action for the first team on Saturday as they host South Division One rivals Col Glen in the opening round of the Balliemore Cup, while the seconds will travel to Bute hoping to win their first points of the South Division Two campaign. Both games have a 2.30pm throw-up.

Aberdour Shinty Club has been going for almost 15 years, it was formed in May 2001, and has grown a great deal in that time, on and off the pitch.

They now offer the chance for children aged four and over to give shinty a try. It is Scotland’s national sport, and currently have 60 youth and 30 adult members across seven age groups.