The Shire Dismantle BSC
BSC Glasgow 0 – 6 East Stirlingshire :: Ferrari Packaging Lowland League :: Indodrill Stadium, Alloa :: 31st December 2016
Written by Sam Jenkinson
Two goals in the first eight minutes sent second placed East Stirlingshire on their way to a comprehensive victory over BSC Glasgow on Hogmanay.
Jamie Glasgow and Andy Rodgers gave their side the lead with two early strikes, with Paul Sludden adding a double and Connor Greene tapping home. Glasgow finished off the scoring with his second in the final twenty minutes.
Injuries meant a changed BSC side for Mark Adams, with Dale Gordon promoted from Paul Wright’s under-20’s side and Robbie Duncan moved to left back.
It was 1-0 after only three minutes. Shire number 9 Steven Brisbane dropped off to pick up the ball, before playing a splitting pass into Glasgow who fired past Joe Wilton.
Rodgers added another minutes later, with a cross from the right from Sludden placed perfectly on the forward’s forehead to knock home, leaving Wilton with no chance.
Gary Redpath came close for BSC as they looked to get back into the game, but his strong near post effort was saved by Jamie Barclay.
Riccardo Corrieri then found Lewis Bell from a free kick, but the Celtic loanee’s header went wide of Barclay’s left post.
It was three halfway through the opening period. After Gordon cleared over his own bar, a low corner was swung in and centre back Greene knocked home to leave BSC well behind.
Duncan had an effort go narrowly over the bar as he looked to get his side back into the game, but the visitors went straight up the other end and made it four. Sludden picked up his first goal, with a nice bit of dribbling opening up space inside the area to slam home.
Aidan Ferris did have the ball in the net after a ball through by Arnault Bembo, but he was flagged offside.
Corrieri and Bell had chances as the second half got underway, but it was Shire who netted the next goal, with Sludden again firing home from just inside the box.
The pick of the goals came with 18 minutes remaining. Glasgow netted his second with an audacious lob from way outside the area, finding the top corner leaving Wilton helpless.
2017 sees a chance for BSC to get back to winning ways for BSC after two defeats to Lowland League high flyers Spartans and East Stirlingshire. The students of Stirling University visit the Indodrill Stadium for the return fixture after they broke BSC hearts with a last-minute equaliser in August.
Team: Wilton; Gordon, Bell, Toner, Duncan; Corrieri, Bembo (Irvine 90), Cunningham, Redpath, Lyons (Dryden 73); Ferris
Not Used: Barr, Mansoor, Nicol