BSC Graduate With Three Goals
Edinburgh University 1 – 3 BSC Glasgow :: Ferrari Packaging Lowland League :: Peffermill Park :: Saturday 1st April 2017
Written by Sam Jenkinson
BSC Glasgow picked up their second away win in a row after an impressive second half performance against Edinburgh University.
Aidan Ferris scored from close range to give BSC the lead early before they were pegged back by the Students' Harvey McIntosh. Gary Redpath put BSC back in front just before the hour mark and Celtic loanee Lewis Bell polished off the win with a superb solo goal.
Jamie Hamilton named an unchanged side after last week’s comprehensive victory over Vale of Leithen, but welcomed back striker Robert Jones to the bench after an extended injury layoff.
After a scrappy opening period where neither side threatened, it took a set piece to find the opening goal.
Good work from striker Blair Lyons won BSC a corner, which was swung in towards the back post by Gerard Traynor. BSC youth product Matt Niven was on the end of the cross, knocking down to an unmarked Ferris, whose touch took it away from goalkeeper Mark Tait and into the roof of the net.
Lyons found space in behind the Uni defence twice shortly after the goal, but was denied by a miscued shot and an excellent recovering tackle to prevent anything from troubling Tait.
The students were level only minutes later, also from a set piece. Toner was penalised for a foul on the advancing Rafa Calbacho, and McIntosh didn’t need to be asked twice to finish past Stephen Barr and into the bottom left.
The Lyons King again caused trouble with his running after a bit of hesitation in the Uni defence, but his poked effort to take the ball away from Tait took it wide and the sides went in level at the break.
BSC were back in the driver’s seat 13 minutes after the break. A cross from the right found the well-timed run of Redpath, and the midfielder slammed home to give BSC their second lead of the game.
Playing with more confidence after the break, BSC began to hold more possession in the half of their opponents, with quick attacking moves causing problems for the Students.
It was a bit of individual skill that would bring their third goal, with Bell, playing in midfield for a second week in a row, picking up a loose pass in the middle of the park. With multiple defenders in front of him, he carried on into the box before poking the ball home off the inside of the post.
BSC held off the late advances of their opponents and came out winners, putting themselves up to eighth place in the Lowland League table with three games to go.
Next week’s fixture brings a first ever trip to Christie Gillies Park as BSC take on Civil Service Strollers. The two sides have met before this season, however, with Strollers being the opponents on the day BSC lifted the South Challenge Cup in 2015. BSC also picked a 2-1 victory earlier this season against Alex Cunningham’s side, with Tom Woods and Redpath grabbing goals that night.
Team: Barr; Duncan, Niven, Toner, Traynor; Corrieri, Cunningham, Bell, Redpath; Ferris, Lyons
Not Used: Wilton, Bowers, Keys, Woods, Jones