Last Minute Ferris Wins It For BSC
Selkirk 1 – 2 BSC Glasgow :: Yarrow Park :: Ferrari Packaging Lowland League :: Saturday 19th March 2016
Report by Sam Jenkinson
Two second half efforts from Robert Jones and Aidan Ferris completed a dramatic BSC comeback away to Selkirk on Saturday.
BSC found themselves behind at the break through a Bayan Fenwick early goal, but a superb second half performance brought Mark Adams’ side all three points at Yarrow Park.
Adams’ named an unchanged side after an encouraging performance against Gretna on Tuesday. Jones started up front, with Arnault Bembo moving forward from centre back to an advanced midfield role.
And Bembo had a big shout for a penalty turned down early on by referee Colin Whyte after he flicked the ball past a defender and was taken out.
Six minutes later, the home side were ahead. Goalkeeper Jamie Newman cleared the ball long, before the ball was knocked down to Fenwick. The striker, making a clever run in behind, took a touch and slotted across Derick Moore’s goal to make it 1-0.
With the home side playing well early, Fenwick looked to turn provider, sliding a ball through to Michael Collin. The attacker then looked to cross from the right rather than go himself, and the ball was knocked behind for a corner.
Moore denied Fenwick again after half an hour, after the English striker went through and prompted a good save from the BSC keeper.
Stephen Bronsky headered over from a Mark Dryden corner as BSC looked to get the all-important next goal before the break, but it wasn’t to be as they went in a goal behind.
But they were back in it just after the hour mark. Ex-Scotland defender Garry Kenneth had the ball in his own area, but was hounded off it by Jones, who ran in and knocked the ball home under Newman.
And Kenneth, who had already been booked for a foul in the first half, could have seen red after he took down Ferris 25 yards out. The striker took the free kick himself, but fired it over the bar.
It was anyone’s game as the home side began to go forward again after a period of BSC dominance. Fenwick and Phil Addison both had shots saved well by the excellent Moore.
With four minutes to go, Ross King headered wide at the near post after a good cross from the right as full time rapidly approached with the scores still level.
Then, deep into injury time, a ball played straight through the middle found Ferris in the clear, but he was penalised for offside.
But that wasn’t the end of the action, as BSC broke again, with Bembo taking the ball forward and playing it through to Robert Jones. Completely free, the striker drew out Newman before playing the ball across goal to Ferris to tap home for the win.
Adams’ spoke just after the final whistle:
“We’re delighted win the win and the three points. We were brave enough to change it in the second half and that really made a difference.”
“The subs really changed the way we played – we wanted to keep the ball on the ground and get past their defence that way.”
“Last week, we said to the players we wanted to be in the top ten by five o’clock today – and we are.”
It’s a fourth away game in a row for BSC this Wednesday as they travel to Forthbank to take on highflying Stirling University, before taking on the students again at Lochburn next Saturday.
BSC are now up to tenth in the table on 27 points, only three behind Dalbeattie Star with two games in hand and seven games to go in the Lowland League season.
Team: Moore; Home, Bronsky, Toner, Tuohy; Dickie (Ferris 60), Dryden (Komitsky 78), Cunningham (Cameron 74), Bembo, Corrieri; Jones
Not Used: Gordon (GK)