BSC Stalemate with Students
BSC Glasgow 0 – 0 Edinburgh University :: Ferrari Packaging Lowland League :: Indodrill Stadium :: 10th August 2016
Written by Sam Jenkinson
BSC Glasgow drew their second straight game as defences came out on top during Wednesday night’s tie at the Indodrill Stadium. A solid defensive performance – with the young partnership of Mark Toner and Celtic loanee Lewis Bell impressive in the middle - kept the door shut at one end but BSC couldn’t capitalize at the other.
Bell came in for the injured Matt Niven as manager Mark Adams’ welcomed back Riccardo Corrieri in the only two changes from Saturday’s trip to Preston.
Both sides looked to keep the ball down early on the excellent surface at the Indodrill, with BSC looking to hurt the students on the counter attack. Aidan Ferris and Robert Jones both got down the left-hand side well, but the set-pieces which resulted were cleared by the visitors.
Gary Redpath came closest for BSC in the first half, after a corner came out to him on the edge of the box. Unfortunately, his fizzing volley crept wide of Callum Davison’s right post.
BSC started to control the game as half-time approached, but couldn’t find the all-important opener and the sides went in level.
Adams’ side came out quickly in the second half, with Mark Dryden getting in an advanced position to find fullback Gerard Traynor on the left. His cross came close to reaching Redpath but inched away from the midfielder and behind for a goal kick.
Edinburgh full-backs Luke Murray and Max Condie had opportunities to swing crosses in from set pieces, but BSC defended well and Joe Wilton wasn’t troubled.
The last 20 minutes came down to a lot of set pieces for both sides, but neither fashioned a solid attack on target. Finn Daniels-Yeomans had a volley from distance go wide before before the referee called for full time with neither side able create a clear cut chance.
It’s a quick turnaround for BSC as they return to the Indodrill Stadium this Saturday for their first ever tie against Lowland League new boys Hawick Royal Albert.
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Team: Wilton; Duncan (Bowers 83), Bell, Toner, Traynor; Corrieri, Cunningham (Woods 76), Dryden (84), Redpath, Ferris; Jones
Not Used: Barr, Keys, Watupa, Beckett