MATCH PREVIEW :: BSC welcome Rovers in Evening League clash
BSC vs Gala Fairydean Rovers :: Scottish Sun Lowland League :: 28th April 2015, Lochburn Park, Maryhill
In what will be BSC’s third game in their run of five in quick succession, the Glasgow side will welcome Gala Fairydean Rovers to Lochburn Park Tuesday night.
Originally scheduled for Wednesday evening, the Lowland League fixture was forced 24 hours earlier due to the park being double booked, with Maryhill Juniors also hosting a midweek match.
The two sides have only met once, back in late September, when BSC visited Netherdale Stadium. The match finished 2-2, with Tony Wallace and former BSC player Ali Morgan finding the back of the net.
Wallace, who also scored Saturday’s 90th minute winner versus Selkirk, was delighted about ending his goal drought, and is hoping to continue to add to his tally until the end of the season.
“Yeah, it was great, and it’s exactly what I was hoping for. Now that the weights off my shoulders, I’ll hopefully go on a run of goals from now until the end of the season.”
Despite collecting all three points, Saturday’s match saw Manager Iain Kings’ side squander numerous chances to put the match to rest, something that King himself is well aware cannot happen again.
“We worked on our finishing at training on Monday night and the players here are lucky. They have a specialist strikers' coach in Ally Graham who has 700 pro games behind him and a wealth of experience to draw upon.
"I'd like to stress it was the TEAM who missed chances on Saturday, not just the strikers. The midfielders squandered a series of opportunities too and as a team we must be more clinical and kill opponents off.”
Wallace, who agreed his side wasn't clinical enough, admitted that while chances were missed at the weekend, the squad was confident it was a one off occurrence.
“We know it was unacceptable, but it was one of those games where we should have been out of sight but just weren’t clinical enough.
“Luckily enough we got the win, but it was one of those games where we missed so many chances. That’s out of the way though, and next time we get into those sort of positions, we will make them count.”
Despite the disappointment of leaving the win until the final minute, Broomhill can now boast a five game unbeaten streak in the league that’s seen Kings’ side jump up to 9th in the Lowland League Table. This recent improvement of form, something King is well aware of, is one that the manager hopes to keep going.
Gala will prove a tough challenge for the home side. Currently sitting right above BSC in 8th, the Galashiels side have only lost one of their last five League matches, and a win for the visitors would see them seal their spot in their final match of the season. That, coupled with Broomhill’s packed schedule, would be cause for unrest for most, but not for King.
“The schedule doesn’t concern me, we have been playing every three days for the past six weeks and we are adapting well to it.
“We have real momentum right now and we’re desperate to cling onto that feeling… These guys have bought into everything we have done with them on the training field so far, and we will work hard to take the final steps towards making this a season to remember in the last four weeks.”
Following tomorrow’s league clash against Gala, BSC will find themselves with a much appreciated couple days rest, before taking to the pitch Saturday morning in preparation for Monday nights League Cup Quarter Final showdown.
“We’ll be in training early Saturday morning to prepare for East Kilbride. Six days with nothing after the Gala match was too much, and we’ll be in for a sharp session to keep the boys ticking over for Monday night.”