BSC Take Valuable Point From The Oystercatchers' Bills

BSC Glasgow 1 – 1 East Kilbride :: Ferrari Packaging Lowland League :: Indodrill Stadium, 4th March 2017

Written by Sam Jenkinson

BSC Glasgow returned to league action and picked up an impressive point against the Lowland League table toppers in interim manager Jamie Hamilton’s first match in charge.

Captain Gerard Traynor opened the scoring at the start of the second half but Joao Victoria equalised minutes later after an action packed but goalless first half.

With regulars Gary Redpath and Mark Toner missing out through injury, Hamilton was forced to make changes as Tom Woods, Paul Keys, Arnault Bembo and Aidan Ferris all returned to the starting eleven.

But it was the man between the sticks who came to BSC’s rescue early on, with Stephen Barr denying Victoria on two occasions after the East Kilbride striker was played through in the box.

Riccardo Corrieri and Barry Russell collided after a tough 50/50, with the EK captain having to be replaced shortly after.

BSC top scorer Ferris had a chance to open the scoring just before the half hour mark after Woods knocked the ball through, but ex-BSC goalkeeper Matt McGinley just got a touch to send it wide.

A short pass back left EK sub Ross McNeil in, but Barr was once again out quickly to send the striker’s effort wide.

And BSC were ahead minutes after the break. Traynor drove forward from his own half, before finding the deep-lying Ferris who immediately laid back to the BSC full back. Without taking a touch, Traynor curled the ball past McGinley and into the bottom right.

But EK found the equaliser from their next attack. A deep corner fond Victoria at the back post, and his chip back across goal snuck in at the near post.

BSC could have retaken their lead as soon as they lost it, with Corrieri leading an excellent counter forward before finding Jamie Cunningham. Cunningham, inside the area, laid across to Ferris but his shot went wide.

Corrieri, increasingly the hub of BSC’s attacks in the second half, sprinted forward once again and created a chance for Thomas Orr inside the area who couldn’t find the target.

At the other end, McNeil was the recipient of a long clearance forward but was denied by a combination of Lewis Bell and the impressive Barr.

Shaun Bowers and Woods both had efforts go wide as both sides continued to look for a winner. Sean Winter fired over from inside the area as BSC defended well in the closing stages.

BSC’s point at the Indodrill keeps them in the middle of the Lowland League pack with six games to go. Next up is a massive trip to Galashiels, with Gala Fairydean Rovers currently two points ahead of BSC with a game more played.

A win could mean BSC end the week in as high as seventh – and help them take revenge after a tough opening day defeat the the Indodrill in July.

Team: Barr; Bowers, Bell, Keys, Traynor; Corrieri, Cunningham, Bembo, Woods (Duncan, 72); Ferris, Orr (Lyons, 76)

Not Used: Moore, Niven, Beckett, Mansoor

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