Second Half Fightback Not Enough For BSC

Cumbernauld Colts 4 – 3 BSC Glasgow :: Ferrari Packaging Lowland League :: Indodrill Stadium, Alloa :: 4th February 2017

Written by Sam Jenkinson

BSC Glasgow were inches away from completing an outstanding late comeback on Saturday, but opponents Cumbernauld Colts held on after taking a commanding lead at Broadwood.

Mark Adams’ side found themselves 4-0 down after some efficient attacking play by Colts, but three goals in 10 minutes from Gerard Traynor, Riccardo Corrieri and Gary Redpath towards the end left the home side defending for their lives as BSC looked for an elusive fourth goal.

An unchanged side continued from last week’s draw to Selkirk, but it was the Colts who kicked off strongest.

Sean Brown, who impressed in the first half for Cumbernauld, gave his side the lead after only five minutes after they won the ball high up the pitch. The striker latched onto a through ball and slotted under Stephen Barr.

BSC had a number of chances at 1-0 down, with Redpath, Blair Lyons and Thomas Orr coming close to beating Chris Fahey.

Lyons and Orr combined well before the former was substituted with an injury, but couldn’t find an equaliser as they failed to properly test the Colts keeper.

BSC were made to pay for their missed chances with two quickfire Colts goals from Brown and Jonathan Black before half time.

Brown netted his second with an acrobatic volley into the top right corner after a cross towards the near post from Lewis Wilson. Then, right on the stroke of half time, a low cross from the other side was reached first by Black who tapped in past Barr.

The second half didn’t start well for BSC either. Black got free from after a short corner and smacked across Barr from the corner of the box and in.

Black had a chance to extend the lead with just over 20 minutes remaining, cannoning a shot off the bar from similar position to his goal, before Brown finished off the rebound but was called offside.

Traynor gave BSC what seemed like a consolation goal inside the final 20 minutes after BSC worked the ball to the fullback from a corner.

But when Corrieri caught Fahey out of position and curled into the bottom right from just outside the area, BSC tails were up as they got themselves firmly back into the game.

When Orr then found Redpath with a low cross from the right for the midfielder to slam home from close range, BSC were left with nine minutes to find an equaliser. Shaun Bowers drove forward down the right and beat Wilson to a long diagonal ball, but his shot was saved by the onrushing Fahey.

BSC then won a corner with five minutes remaining, but some antics from keeper Fahey saw the game delayed by minutes and the keeper booked along with Thomas Orr.

When the corner was finally swung in, it was won by a BSC head and looked to have crossed the line, but a free kick was given for a foul in the area.

Traynor had a final chance inside the last minute, with a narrow-angled volley saved by Fahey.

An outstanding second half effort from BSC just couldn’t be finished off with a famous equaliser, and Colts held on to their points.

Adams and his side will now look to take the momentum from that second half into their next fixture as they visit Gala Fairydean Rovers on Saturday. BSC will be looking to take revenge after Gala came out on top at the Indodrill in the first Lowland League fixture of the season.

Team: Barr; Bowers, Toner, Bell, Traynor; Redpath, Cunningham (Keys 59), Duncan (Bembo 73); Corrieri, Orr, Lyons (Ferris 28)

Not Used: Moore (GK), Dryden, Mansoor, Beckett


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