Ruthless Spartans Defeat BSC
Spartans 4 – 0 BSC Glasgow :: South Challenge Cup :: Ainslie Park :: 5th March 2016
BSC Glasgow crashed out of the South Challenge Cup after they were defeated by Edinburgh side Spartans. Two goals in each half for the hosts took them to the semi finals in a match where BSC just couldn’t find the back of the net.
Mark Adams named an unchanged side from last weeks defeat to Edinburgh City, as his new look side begins to take shape.
The home side came out of the traps fast, creating chances early. Good defensive blocks from centre back pairing Stephen Bronsky and Arnault Bembo denied two shots on goal from David Greenhill and Alan Brown.
However, BSC couldn’t keep out the attack for much longer. A corner on the right was cleared only to wide man Craig Stevenson. He attempted to cross in, but sliced it. Fortunately for the home side, it fell straight to Jamie Dishington on the penalty spot, who laid it back to Dean Horribine. The striker slammed it across goal through a cast of bodies to put his side a goal up.
BSC looked to get back into the game quickly. Michael Tuohy swung in a free kick low after Aidan Ferris was fouled, but the Spartans keeper Ross Gilpin dealt with the bounce well. Callum Home also saw an outside of the foot effort go wide after a good drive forward from full back.
Spartans found themselves two goals to the good seconds before the break. Horribine turned provider during a quick counter attack, crossing in from the right to an unmarked Dishington who headered back across Derick Moore’s goal.
Horribine continued to cause problems after the interval, making it three minutes after the players returned. A long run into space from Keith Murray opened up space for the in-form striker, who got a huge break of the ball off of a BSC defender and made no mistake to put the game out of reach for BSC.
Vincent Newlands came on just before the hour mark as BSC looked to get a goal back, and looked confident in what was only his second appearance. The youngster caused problems down the left for the home side, before finding Ferris with his back to goal. He laid it back to Jamie Cunningham, whose decent effort was stopped by Gilpin.
Grant Dickie also saw a great left footed effort from all of 30 yards tipped out for a corner, before Gilpin again denied Ferris inside the area.
Substitute George Hunter rounded off the victory for the home side just before full time. BSC gave the ball away in their own half and Hunter found himself in space inside the D. On the turn, he fired an excellent strike into the bottom left as Spartans took their second successive victory over Broomhill.
Adams spoke after the defeat: “Unfortunately the performance just wasn’t good enough. Not enough aggression, we didn’t press the ball enough and we just felt flat for the first hour.”
“We made some positive changes – and exchanged some frank words – after half time and we saw the benefits from that.”
He also reflected on the team’s goals for the rest of the season:
“We’ve still got the league cup to go so we’re hoping to perform well in that and push ourselves into the top ten in the league.”
Back to league action, BSC face East Kilbride this Wednesday at Lochburn Park as they look to get back to winning ways. It took a last minute penalty to separate the sides last August, with EK coming out on top that time.
Team: Moore; Home, Bembo, Bronsky, Toner; Dickie (Jones 69), Cunningham, Cameron (E. Bembo 82), Tuohy (Newlands 56), Corrieri; Ferris
Not Used: Gordon (GK), Dryden
Written by Sam Jenkinson