ABERDOUR Shinty Club hosted Strachur at Silver Sands on Saturday in the first round of the AJG Parcels Celtic Society Cup and came away with a convincing 5-1 win.

It took only a minute from the throw-up for Aberdour's David MacKenzie to hit the Strachur net and from then on it was clear that Aberdour meant business.

On nine minutes striker Darren Coyle was brought down in front of Strachur's goal and awarded a penalty - gratefully lashing the ball into the back of the Strachur net from the spot.

Strachur tried to up their game, pushing hard at the Aberdour defence and testing keeper Tom Bowerman, but on the half-time whistle it was still 2-0 to Aberdour.

The second half started well for Strachur, with Rhys Campbell blasting the ball past Bowerman only five minutes into the half.

However, Aberdour's defence held and John MacLennan and David MacKenzie extended the lead with two wonderful strikes into the Strachur net in 68 and 70 minutes.

It was left to Dour's Michael Lightbody in 89 minutes to kill-off any hopes Strachur still held with a lovely strike past their keeper.

Aberdour will be away to current Group Premiership leaders Inveraray in the next round of the Celtic Society Cup and will need to up their game to win.

Aberdour's recent run of wins has boosted their confidence and their next test is an away game against a very strong Taynuilt side on Saturday in the next round of the Marine Harvest South Division 1 League.