Match Report :: BSC Glasgow v Edinburgh Uni :: 2nd August
BSC Glasgow 1 - 1 Edinburgh University :: 2nd August, 2014
BSC Glasgow were playing their first ever league game today in the Scottish Sun Lowlands League. Above is the team photo taken before the start of the game against Edinburgh University.
Final score was 1-1 with goals from Aaron Hodgson (Edinburgh Uni) penalty and an equaliser for BSC Glasgow Ryan Holmes with nearly the final kick of the ball. Match Attendance was 100.
Full match report (updated 3rd August, 2014)
The big moment had finally arrived. The incredible amount of hard work put in by the team at BSC Glasgow has led to the start of a new era for the club as Saturday saw the inaugural home match for the senior team as they kicked off the Lowland League season against fellow newcomers, Edinburgh University.
The torrential rain did nothing to dampen the mood of expectation around Lochburn Park with the covered terraces filling with BSC fans young and old who were eager to see history being made.
Manager John Brogan named a strong starting eleven and with the inclusion of 17 year old Matt Niven the club's continued commitment to youth could not be more obvious.
Finally kick off arrived and with both teams struggling to deal with the slippery surface, the first half passed by largely without incident.
Indeed, the only real moment of danger came when Malone forced a quite remarkable save from the Edinburgh keeper as the BSC forward's point blank volley was beaten away in spectacular style. Apart from that, it was more like aquaplaning than football for large periods as both sets of players found it tough to stay on their feet.
BSC settled down in the second period with Macsorley making a difference in the centre of the park.
Both Malone and Gebbie fired dangerous balls across the Edinburgh goal mouth but Mcdougall, and then Holmes were agonizingly close.
The real flashpoint arrived in the 79th minute when Niven was adjudged to have brought down an Edinburgh forward in the area. It looked like a soft award as Niven had remained on his feet but the decision had been made.
Edinburgh's Aaron Hodgson looked unruffled by the pressure as he cooly sent McGinley the wrong way to give the visitors a 1-0 lead.
That goal looked to have been enough until the very last minute when BSC skipper, Jamie Brophy hit a fantastic diagonal pass to find Holmes who was racing into the inside left channel. The BSC wide man still had a lot to do and his excellent chest control and cultured dink over the advancing keeper provided a moment fitting for the occasion. 1-1.
As the final whistle blew the feeling was more of a point gained than two points dropped for BSC and they can look forward to building on this solid foundation on Wednesday night when Threave Rovers will be the visitors to Lochburn Park.