Perfect Start Earns BSC 3 Points
BSC Glasgow 1 – 0 East Kilbride :: Lochburn Park :: 9th March 2016
Report by Sam Jenkinson
A second minute goal from Grant Dickie was enough to seal a great victory for BSC over west coast rivals East Kilbride.
An outstanding second half display at the back led to the win as Mark Adams remains undefeated at home.
Trialist Komitsky made his first start for BSC in place of Michael Tuohy in the only change for Saturday’s loss to Spartans.
And the Broomhill supporters present couldn’t have asked for a better start. A chipped ball forward was won in the air by David Cameron, and flicked on to Aiden Ferris. The striker, with his back to goal, skilfully guided the ball over his shoulder to the onrushing Dickie, who slammed it home on the half volley past ex-BSC keeper Matt McGinley.
The away side came forward quickly as they looked to get back into the game, but centre back Craig Howie put his shot high and wide after a corner was only partially cleared. Liam Gormley then had a penalty shout denied by referee Chris Gentles after Derick Moore rushed out to gather a through ball.
Riccardo Corrieri began to cause Gavin Lachlan and Sean Winter problems down the left hand side. The winger forced multiple corners through his pace, which BSC unfortunately couldn’t make the most of.
Gormley had another chance after an excellent ball through, but Moore got out well to deny the striker once again. Anthony Brady, after an excellent drive forward, opted to take the ball himself rather than playing in another ex-BSC player in Aaron Connolly, and his shot didn’t trouble Moore.
BSC continued to look dangerous on the counter through the pace of the dynamic front three Corrieri, Ferris and Dickie, but just couldn’t find that second goal cushion.
EK were forced into some second half changes through injury, with Connolly, Brady and Lachlan replaced by Craig Hastings, Ross Smith and Jordan Craig before the hour mark.
Another BSC counter was unsuccessful as the away side failed to get back from a corner. Corrieri drove 40 yards, but appeared to get caught in two minds and East Kilbride survived again.
Sub Hastings had a good opportunity after he was played through the middle, but his shot went high and wide from just outside the area.
BSC didn’t sit back, however, and got forward quickly through Komitsky. The midfielder drove a good pass out to Ferris in space on the right, but his cross-come-shot could only clip the outside of the post on it’s way out.
Another BSC counter was stopped after some strong defending from successive corners. The trend continued, with the away side unable to get any joy from set pieces as the game reached it’s conclusion. The partnership of Stephen Bronsky and Arnault Bembo had their best game yet as BSC stayed strong until the final whistle to get a big win.
Adams was pleased with the improvement from the loss to Spartans:
“The game on Saturday was an education for us. We could dwell on the defeat, but what we do instead is analyse where we went wrong, work on it with the players and the boys corrected their wrongs tonight.”
“We can’t underestimate how hard this run of fixtures has been, so we’re looking to take a bit of momentum into these next few games where these teams are in and about us in the league.”
“We’re only five points off mid table, so we’ll be looking to climb it with a lot still to play for.”
Successive away days are up next for BSC as they look to build that momentum, with Saturday’s trip to Vale of Leithen coming before a Tuesday night trip to Gretna.