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Civil Service Strollers 3 – 1 BSC Glasgow :: Ferrari Packaging Lowland League :: Christie Gillies Park :: 8th April 2017

Written by Sam Jenkinson

BSC Glasgow’s first trip to Christie Gillies Park didn’t bring them three points as Civil Service Strollers scored twice in the opening half to give Alex Cunningham’s side a comfortable victory.

Blair Lyons grabbed his third goal in as many games with a spectacular scissor kick just after the break, but two goals from Jordan Finnie either side of Chris Froude’s finish left Strollers in control.

Interim boss Jamie Hamilton brought Shaun Bowers back into the side following a groin injury which kept him out of the away victories over Vale of Leithen and Edinburgh University.

But it wasn’t a good start to proceedings for BSC, with Finnie getting space on the angle and firing low into Stephen Barr’s bottom left corner after only five minutes.

Celtic loanee’s Bowers and Lewis Bell, continuing in his midfield role, both had shots whisper wide as they looked to get their side back onto level terms.

And it was the home side who took their very next chance, with striker Froude shooting from a narrow angle and sneaking the ball home.

Playing with confidence, full back Craig Newall and Froude combined to give the striker a chance at the back post but he headered over.

Lyons got BSC right back into the game 40 seconds into the second half, with his superb volley beating Stuart Burnside all ends up.

A goal down, BSC held the majority of possession as they looked to break down Strollers, but they held firm and would go on to grab the next goal.

Andrew Mair led a counter attack but had his shot saved by Barr. Substitute Arnault Bembo won the header, but it was up rather than out and Finnie was on hand to finish.

One positive for BSC was the return of Robert Jones after an extended injury layoff. After scoring five goals in 9 appearances last year for BSC, the big striker returned to action for the first time since October.

He replaced Lyons but couldn’t grab a goal in his ten minute cameo, and the Strollers went on take all three points.

The loss leaves BSC in ninth, a point behind Gretna with two games to go. Hawick Royal Albert are the next away trip, another first for BSC Glasgow. The Lowland League new boys are currently sitting second from bottom, but are comfortably clear of Preston Athletic with three games still to go.

Team: Barr; Bowers, Toner, Niven, Traynor; Corrieri, Cunningham (Bembo 45), Bell, Redpath (Duncan 69); Ferris, Lyons (80)

Not Used: Wilton, Brown

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