MATCH REPORT :: BSC Back On Track As Youngsters Shine
Photo - Aiden Ferris and Stephen Bronsky just two of the scorers for BSC Glasgow
Preston Athletic 0 – 4 BSC Glasgow :: Pennypit Park :: 22th August 2015 :: Scottish Sun Lowland League
Written by Sam Jenkinson
A superb away performance and resounding victory against Preston Athletic helped BSC bounce back from last week’s defeat and push themselves back up the Lowland League table. Late goals from Aiden Ferris and Ciaran Johnston topped off an excellent Stephen Bronsky diving header and Evans Lamboh’s debut screamer to give the away side all 3 points.
The only negative for manager Craig Young will be the loss of captain Davie Gray after the midfielder suffered a head knock and had to be taken to hospital after he collided with David Cameron trying to clear. Fortunately, he only suffered a badly bruised eye with nothing broken.
Broomhill took the lead after a fairly even 17 minutes. Gray played an outswinging corner, and Bronsky ran on to it and connected with a powerful diving header from 12 yards, with Lockhart unable to stop it.
BSC were burst into life and the skipper had a chance to double the lead five minutes later. A simple 1-2 with Kieran O’Hear from another corner gave Gray some shooting space, but his drive was parried out by Lockhart and cleared.
With 10 minutes to go in the opening period, Cameron and Gray both went up for a fairly innocuous clearance inside the BSC box and collided. Gray was replaced by Lamboh, who went on to have a superb game in the middle of the park.
Broomhill and their opponents both created chances before the break, but both goalkeepers stood strong and BSC went in a goal to the good.
Ferris headered wide from an O’Hear cross as BSC started the second half brightly, with the striker having another chance minutes later only to fire his angled shot straight at Lockhart. He was also denied an opportunity after the referee pulled play back for a Preston free kick when the ex-Morton man looked to be in the clear.
With 20 minutes to go, BSC finally got their second goal – and it was a beauty when it came. Lamboh picked up the ball just outside the Preston box, controlled the ball with his knee, and fired an unstoppable volley past Lockhart into the right of the goal.
The substitute’s performance was summed up in 2 minutes towards the closing stages. He played a nice pass around Jamie Beaton and the Preston midfielder, unable to deal with the youngster all afternoon, hauled him down and received a red card. Unperturbed, Lamboh got up, and the next possession fired a fizzing volley just wide from all of 35 yards.
Fellow under 20’s player Riccardo Corrieri won a corner after a good driving run, and a mix up in the Preston goal left Ferris with the easiest of finishes. The game was completed when Johnston delicately chipped the ball over Lockhart after he followed in a long Callum Home clearance.
Young was not surprised his team bounced back so well –
“It was a fantastic performance, but to be fair we were confident it would be like that. We trained brilliantly through the week and took on the criticism of last week, and I said coming through on the bus that I thought the boys had trained well enough to give us a proper reaction today, so we’re delighted.”
“We came out and dominated it in the second half, and at that point I just really wanted a second goal because at 1-0 you’re never entirely confident, it only takes one mistake and you’re level. When we got that second goal – and what a goal – I knew we were going to win the game.”
Young also sung the praises of his young stars, and gave some encouragement to others in the Academy system –
“Evans has come in and scored a goal that was good enough to win any game, and Joe Wilton kept a clean sheet and was terrific throughout.”
“The performances of these young guys today should be a marker for everybody in that squad – if you’re good enough and I’m in charge of the football club, you’ll get a chance in the team, doesn’t matter what age you are.”
Wilton; Bembo, Home, Bronsky, Ramsay; Carnwrath, Cameron, Gray (Lamboh, 35), O'Hear (Corrieri, 66); Ferris, Connolly (Johnston, 62)
MOTM – Davie Cameron
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