Match Preview :: BSC vs. Edinburgh City :: 8th April, 2015
BSC Glasgow vs. Edinburgh City :: Match Preview :: 8th April, 2015 :: Lowland League Cup
It’s been a mere four days since BSC’s last encounter against the recently crowned Lowland League Champions. A five-goal thriller and two red cards saw Broomhill beat nine man Edinburgh City 5-0, and it only took them three matches to get the result.
Today’s Lowland League Cup showdown will see the two sides face each other for the fourth time in just over eight weeks. In the first and only away match in Meadowbank Stadium, the club fell 3-0 to the leaders in the league, before narrowly losing 1-0, this time at home courtesy of an own goal.
If you were to ask any of the players though, most would only remember Saturday’s game, as the post-match celebrations still float through most of their heads. An unexpected demolishing of the Champions saw the club clinch a spot in the South Challenge Cup Final. A great achievement for a team in their inaugural season, but also a massive confidence booster going into the last few games of the season.
“The team are in a very confident mood,” commented BSC Captain Jamie Brophy. “It was great to get a victory over the League Champions and the way we did has given us confidence for the rest of the season… Hopefully the victory will give us the momentum to put a consistent winning run together between now and the end of the season.”
In their most recent league games, BSC have come up against two league giants, Stirling University and Whitehill Welfare. Despite playing well, the boys could only snatch two points from each, unable to show what has been an obvious improvement in their sides’ play.
Manager Iain King said: “Against City in the league then Whitehill and University of Stirling there was a real feeling that we should have walked away with nine points instead of two.
"That frustration helped to steel the boys for the semi-final and they made everything count. From the minute they watched the motivational video Zoe Birkbeck pieced together I could sense they were up for it and it was a memorable day for the whole club.”
With the weekends result still lingering in both teams minds, City face a daunting return to Lochburn Park tonight as both sides look to keep their dream of becoming League Cup Champions alive. Yet despite their recent success against the side, manager King realises that today’s game will bare no resemblance to that of their previous meeting.
“Today is a wholly different game now from Saturday as City will miss their red-carded players and we have Tony Wallace suspended and Aaron Murdoch injured.
“There will be changes but it is another vital game. We landed up in the worst possible section in the Scottish Sun Plus League Cup but two wins at home to City and Welfare and we will be in the last eight.
"That's not an impossible task, we were very unlucky to lose 2-1 at Spartans in Game One of this group and if we can keep Saturday's intensity going we've got a chance."
Brophy said: “I’m really looking forward to the game! Edinburgh City are deserving Champions and have had a fantastic league campaign, and as a player, you want to challenge yourself against good players and good teams.
“I am sure they will want to avenge the result from Saturday, so we will have to be at our best yet again if we want to take anything from the game.”
Kickoff is scheduled for 7.45pm, with gates opening an hour before.