Star Take Spoils Despite Woods Double

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Written by Sam Jenkinson

A 20 minute goal rush was enough for hosts Dalbeattie Star to overcome a Tom Woods double and defeat BSC Glasgow on Saturday at the Islecroft Stadium.

Woods opened the scoring for BSC right before half time, but goals from Lewis Sloan, Craig Fergusson and Tommy Muir opened up the host’s lead. An outstanding strike from Woods gave his side a chance in the final ten minutes, but the hosts survived the pressure to come out with all three points.

A great effort from the Star grounds staff meant the game went ahead in rough conditions, with manager Mark Adams going with the front three of Woods, Aidan Ferris and Riccardo Corrieri that was so effective against Hawick Royal Albert last week.

The opening stages were fairly even, with BSC looking to move the ball quickly wide. The first chance came for the hosts, however, with Robbie Duncan well played to clear a cross off the line after it was awkwardly deflected across goal, before keeper Joe Wilton got down well to hold Star winger’s Jamie McHarrie’s next effort.

Gerard Traynor came agonisingly close to opening the scoring for BSC after 25 minutes. The full back hit the ball low, at an awkward height for Dalbeattie defenders and keeper Vinnie Parker. The ball skidded off the wet surface, only to smack directly off the post and back into the danger area, before being hooked away.

Wilton denied Star captain Lee Wells after he spun off at the back post from a corner to powerfully header on target, before BSC had a big chance of their own as Ferris knocked over from a Dryden near post corner.

And BSC were ahead with seconds to spare in the half with an excellent bit of direct, quick play. A nice flick from Jamie Cunningham found Ferris, just inside the Dalbeattie half with space to turn and play a ball to the overlapping Woods, who fired first time across Parker from near the corner of the box.

BSC started the second half well, with Woods’ effort from distance going over the bar as they held possession well. But it was Sloan who struck next, a curling effort from inside the D of the penalty area after a nice bit of interplay from Anderson and Muir.

Five minutes later the hosts were ahead. Anderson pressed a backpass to Wilton, blocking it before it cannoned off the post. The ball fell to Fergusson outside the area, who put it across the BSC keeper and into the bottom corner.

The hosts were rolling at this point, playing full of confidence. McHarrie had an effort cannon off the bar as Adams brought on Robert Jones for Corrieri.

With 20 minutes to go, it was three. Sloan showed some good feet to get down the left and stand up a cross at the back post for Muir to powerfully header home.

BSC got back in it through Woods, who controlled the ball and hammered it across Parker’s goal into the top left corner from 25 yards to make it a close final ten minutes.

Woods had a chance for his hat trick after substitute Paul Keys found him in the area, but Parker was out well to deny, before Duncan found himself with another chance only to be denied again by the goalkeeper.

It wasn’t to be in the final stages, and Star took all three points after an exciting game at the Islecroft. Up next for BSC is the visit of second placed Spartans to the Indodrill next Saturday.

Team: Wilton; Duncan, Bowers, Bell, Traynor; Cunningham (Keys, 76), Dryden (Newlands 72), Redpath; Woods, Ferris, Corrieri (Jones, 62)
Not Used: Barr (GK)

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