Vale Take Down BSC
Vale of Leithen 5 – 0 BSC Glasgow :: Victoria Park, Innerleithen :: Saturday 12th March 2016
Report by Sam Jenkinson
An Adam Robertson hat trick pushed Vale of Leithen to a comfortable win over BSC on Saturday. Keith McLeod and Alan Flanagan chipped in with late goals to condemn BSC to a heavy away defeat.
Youngster Vincent Newlands came in for his first start as Mark Adams against kept a similar side, but BSC couldn’t replicate the performance that got them all three points last Wednesday.
Vale started the game the stronger of the two sides, with Robertson missing a decent chance in only the second minute, screwing a shot wide. He only had to wait 20 more minutes before being allowed another opportunity, and this time the young striker made no mistake. Jason Stevens got down the left hand side as Vale came forward quickly, before crossing in low to find Robertson sliding in to knock it home from six yards.
BSC responded well, with Jamie Cunningham and David Cameron both having decent efforts saved by Andrew McQueen. With ten minutes to go until half time, Aiden Ferris saw a decent free kick inch wide of the near post after Riccardo Corrieri was fouled.
But the home side survived and went two up before the break. A ball through the middle found Robertson, who drove in and slotted past Moore from near the penalty spot.
And the striker completed his hat trick just after the hour mark after an interrupted start to the second half. Similar to his second, a decent ball through found him wrong side of the BSC defence and he made no mistake to put the game out of reach.
The striker could have had two more before he was replaced after 70 minutes, with McLeod replacing him up front.
Ferris shot wide after Cameron’s good dribbling inside the area as BSC looked to get one back.
But it was the home side who picked up another, with a minute to go in regular time. The energetic Stevens found himself in space, and took the ball past a couple of BSC defenders, before passing across goal to the open McLeod to easily slot home who made it four.
And BSC’s misery was compiled in the closing moments, with Stephen Bronsky penalised for a tackle on McLeod. Substitute Flanagan stepped up to take the free kick, dead centre and around 20 yards out, and placed the ball low into the bottom right with near enough the last kick of the game.
Glasgow have the chance to put this game behind them and get back to form this Tuesday, as they travel to Gretna in the second of a three game away run. The two sides fought out an excellent game earlier this season, with Gretna coming out on top by four goals to two in that match. Adams and his young BSC side will be looking to pick up some points as the Lowland League season picks up some speed.
Team: Moore; Home, Bronsky, A. Bembo, Toner; Newlands (Jones 68), Cunningham (Woods 78), Cameron, Komitsky (Leebody 54), Corrieri; Ferris
Not Used: Gordon (GK), Tuohy, E. Bembo, Dryden