BSC Back To It With A Win
BSC Glasgow 2 – 0 Whitehill Welfare :: 24th February 2016
Report by Sam Jenkinson
BSC Glasgow returned to Lowland League action with a win in Mark Adams’ first league game in charge. A new-look BSC side scored a goal in each half to take down Whitehill Welfare.
Multiple players made their league debuts in BSC’s first game at Lochburn Park since October, and first in the league since December.
After a cagey opening ten minutes, Evariste Bembo and Grant Dickie saw their shots go wide from distance as both teams began to go forward.
The away side began to create through Tony Muir. He got down the left and played a powerful low cross into the danger area, but Derick Moore got down well to prevent a sure goal.
Muir came close minutes later, with Sean Wringe turning into space and playing in Kevin Keane down the left hand side. He played a similar cross into the middle, but the Welfare striker couldn’t get the ball out of his feet and Moore got down to save again.
Aiden Ferris was called for offside after an excellent diagonal through ball from Jamie Cunningham, which would have left the striker through on goal, before Craig Anderson had a penalty shout at the other end turned down by referee Craig Walker.
BSC took the lead with four minutes to go until half time. Ferris pressed high up onto the Whitehill centre backs, forcing them into a poor clearance. The ball hit off the striker and fell right to an advanced David Cameron, who took a touch and slotted the ball into the bottom right corner.
It was nearly two moments later after Michael Tuohy swung in a corner from the left. Arnault Bembo was first to it and forced an outstanding save from Bryan Young, before his rebound was blocked and Whitehill survived to only go in a goal down at the break.
BSC kept up the pressure into the second half. Dickie got down the right hand side, took the ball past a defender and played a cross into the six yard area, where Tuohy was waiting – only to be denied by another outstanding save from Young.
Riccardo Corrieri was substituted on just before the hour mark, and made an instant impact. Playing on the left, he took the ball past Andy Martin and played a low cross in. The ball made it all the way to the back post, before Aiden Ferris slid in and put it past Young.
Keane had a great chance for the away side, but looked to pull up limp, allowing Moore to tap the ball behind for a corner. Later, Wringe saw his shot come off the post after he was played in behind as BSC survived and kept their clean sheet.
Adams’ was pleased with how his Lowland League campaign began:
“Obviously we’re happy to get a win in our first game in charge, especially against the opposition, having been at Whitehill for two years I know how well organized they are and how good a club they are. It was important to get off to a good start.”
“We’ve been plaing a certain style of football and, even though the surface wasn’t the best, we weren’t prepared to compromise that.”
“The oldest guy in that squad is 26 years old and the average age is about 22. It’s a good, hungry, young team and that will be good for us going forward.”
Next up for BSC is a trip to Meadowbank to face last season’s champions Edinburgh City this Saturday, before Spartan’s visit Lochburn Park next Wednesday as the games come thick and fast for Adams’ side.
Team: Moore; Home, A. Bembo, Bronsky, Toner; Dickie (Jones 87), Cunningham, Cameron, Tuohy, E. Bembo (Corrieri 56); Ferris (Dryden 89)
Not Used: Gordon (GK)