MATCH REPORT: BSC Blown Away by Colts

Photo Courtesy of Queens Park FC

BSC Glasgow 0 – 4 Cumbernauld Colts :: Lochburn Park :: 15th August 2015 :: Scottish Sun Lowland League

Written by: Sam Jenkinson

A Stephen O’Neil double helped Lowland League newcomers Cumbernauld Colts condemn BSC Glasgow to a heavy home defeat on Saturday. An early second half goal gave the visitors momentum on a day nothing seemed to go right for Broomhill.

The game started at a quick pace, with chances falling for both sides in the opening 15 minutes. David Gray nearly replicated his outstanding equaliser from last Saturday, but his outside of the foot volley whistled over the bar. Stephen Bronsky also had a glancing header saved by Colts’ trialist keeper.

Andrew Selkirk shot just wide for the visitors after an excellent through ball, whilst an outstanding tackle from Arnault Bembo denied the striker after he was played in again. 

The sides went in level at half time, although that didn’t last long. One minute after the interval, Iain Stewart couldn’t collect a cross from the left and O’Neil was on hand with the easiest of finishes. 

Five minutes later, the winger smacked one off Stewart’s right post after cutting inside in what proved to be a sign of things to come for BSC. It could have been different, however, with Jordan McKechnie coming as close as anyone in a yellow shirt did all afternoon after the Colts goalkeeper spilled the wingers fizzing shot. Agonisingly, however, it came off the post and rolled along the goal line.

Colts doubled their lead with 18 minutes remaining, and it was O’Neil again. Selkirk provided with a cross from the right, and a point blank save from Stewart kept out the winger’s first attempt. Unluckily for the goalkeeper, it fell straight back to the Colts’ dangerman who bundled it home. 

Substitute Kieran O’Hear had BSC’s last real chance to get back into the game but his strike from around the penalty spot went wide. Two minutes later, Richard Kirwan made it three with a superb run and finish from his left back position, and sub Jonathan Black finished off the scoring with a simple header with full time approaching.

Newly confirmed manager Craig Young was hugely disappointed with his sides drop in performance level – 

“I’m struggling to know what went wrong. It’d probably be easier to say what went right – not a lot. I think at half time we are in the game, concede a terrible goal and then we didn’t get the application needed from the players after that.”

“I’m not saying all the players but there was a percentage that gave up a wee bit and that’s very disappointing.”

“We’ll get them in for training next week and discuss what happened today. After that we need to move on and draw a line under today, there’s no point in dwelling on it now, the game’s done.”

“It’s still early days in the league campaign and we’ve got to push on from here and try and get some results together.”

That will start next Saturday, with an away day at Preston Athletic providing opportunity for BSC to get back on track.

Bocadillo Man Of The Match: Drew Ramsay

Team: 1.Stewart, 2. Home, 4. A. Bembo, 5.Bronsky, 3. Ramsay, 6. Cameron, 7. Gray, 8. McKinnon, 10. McKechnie (O’Hear 68), 9. McDougall (Connolly 63), 11. Johnston (O’Connell 78). Unused Subs: Wilton, Carnwrath, Ferris

Man of the Match in association with Bocadillo Matchday Food Sponsor


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