MATCH REPORT | Friendly | Scotstoun, Monday December 15
Scotstoun, Monday December 15
BSC GLASGOW 3 PORT GLASGOW JUNIORS 0
BSC got their boots back on and blasted out of cold storage with a competent display in a friendly win over Central League Second Division side Port Glasgow at Scotstoun on Monday night.
The Lowland League team were able to change their entire line-up in each half and give the entire squad 45 minutes each after their frustrating lay-off through postponements.
BSC look understandably rusty at times but also passed the ball slickly in spells in the first-half and they moved ahead when Kieran O’Hear’s superb cross was swept home at the near post by trialist striker Ciaran Johnstone.
The coaching staff rang the changes at the break and there was a welcome return to fitness for midfielder Ross McKinnon after he damaged medial ligaments in the 4-1 bounce game win over Edusport Academy last month.
McKinnon wasted no time making an impact and slid a brilliant disguised ball into Aiden Malone for the in-form striker to spin off his marker and curl a stunning shot into the far top corner.
BSC had command of the game now and notched a third when David Cameron stormed forward from midfield to set up Malone and fed off the scraps to net the rebound when the forward’s shot was saved.
First team coach Craig Young said: “There were a lot of positives for us but the game also proved how badly we needed to get playing again.
“The competition for places is fierce right now and it was great to get 45 minutes into everybody ahead of the Edinburgh City match on Saturday.
“We have drawn an extremely tough section with Spartans and Whitehill Welfare also in there but we are never negative here.
“These are the sort of games we are all desperate to be involved in.”