BSC Glasgow held at home by Whitehill

BSC Glasgow v Whitehall Welfare :: 24th March, 2015 :: Scottish Sun Lowland LeagueBSC Glasgow 1 – 1 Whitehill Welfare :: 24th March 2015 :: Lochburn Park, Glasgow :: Scottish Sun Lowland League

Despite a dominant performance against Micky Lawson’s high-flying Whitehill Welfare, BSC had to settle for a share of the spoils on Tuesday night after the home side couldn’t find the final finish to their otherwise excellent performance.

Glimmering under the lights at Lochburn Park, fans saw the return of Gary Graham to the starting line-up as BSC looked strong in the early stages. Graham linked up with strike partner Aiden Malone, but was unable to hit the target.

The home side kept up the pressure, with Tony Wallace causing havoc out wide. Cutting in from the left hand side, the midfielder found himself in a bit of space, shooting high, forcing Whitehill keeper Bryan Young to scramble.

Just minutes later, BSC came even closer to breaking the deadlock. A cleared corner fell to  Ross McKinnon, who did well to drive the ball across the face of goal. In-form striker Malone had the goal gaping at the back post but failed to make proper contact as his shot hit off the post before eventually being cleared.

Broomhill were left ruing missed opportunities as Whitehill found the opener against the run of play. After the ball fell to Darren McGlashan on the edge of the box, the midfielder had all the time in the world to place his volley into the corner of the net. BSC were perhaps unlucky to be behind, but only had themselves to blame.

BSC started the second half reinvigorated, and it took only three minutes to find the equaliser. Finding himself in space on the right hand side of the box, Graham saw his cross-come-shot evade keeper Young, before nestling in the left side of the net. A goal wholly deserved by the home side, and one which the striker will definitely claim was always meant as a shot.

BSC continued the match in similar vein, creating numerous chances and winning possession back efficiently and effectively. Kieran O’Hear pounced on a poor touch, driving down the right hand touchline before putting in an excellent driven cross. Graham almost connected with it, no thanks to the presence of a Whitehill defender.

O’Hear was replaced soon after by Livingston loanee Darren Moffat. The midfielder nearly had a perfect start to his debut, but was unlucky to see his shot well saved low at the near post.

Glasgow were given multiple chances to score in the closing stages, but couldn’t find the decisive goal with substitute Chris McDougall having the best chance. After being played through on goal by youngster Moffat, the striker was unlucky as Young came out well to block his shot.

Wallace had the final chance minutes later, but saw his shot fly wide as the referee blew the final whistle soon after.

Manager Iain King was left to ponder the draw, after many could argue BSC should have taken all three points.

“I’m really disappointed not to get the win tonight, but at the moment I’ll take the positives. The fact we’re upset at taking a point from Whitehill Welfare, who are pushing for second in the league and who beat us 4-1 in the away fixture just shows you how far we’ve come.”

“For us now as a team, it’s about keeping up the level of performances leading up to our semi final. The desire and the commitment over the last two performances has been terrific, we’ve just got to be more clinical.”

“We had so many chances, just couldn’t put them away.”

It’s an away trip for Kingy and co. on Saturday, as they make the short trip North to take on Stirling University, before another midweek return to Lochburn Park to face Gala Fairydean Rovers as Broomhill tackle five games in 15 days.


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