MATCH REPORT :: BSC GLASGOW 4 DALBEATTIE STAR 4
LOAN star Aiden Ferris scored a debut double as BSC earned a deserved point in an eight-goal thriller on Saturday.
The 18-year-old striker, farmed out by Morton boss Jim Duffy to gain match experience in the Scottish Sun Lowland League, had a day to remember on his Lochburn bow.
Ferris prodded BSC ahead after Chris McDougall's effort was saved just eight minutes in but Star equalised with an excellent curling effort from the gifted Sam Warren.
The home side, though, were a potent threat going forward and Kris Gebbie's superb cross found McDougall to thump home a brilliant header and make it 2-1 in the 21st minute.
A pivotal moment in the match then saw Kieran O'Hear's treacherous corner headed against the underside of the bar by a Dalbeattie defender only for the ball to bounce down and up to hit the woodwork again before being scrambled clear.
That bizarre incident sparked Star and they drew level when a stunning break off a BSC corner was finished with a flashing header by Graeme Bell.
If the goal to make it 2-2 was clinical the strike just after the break that put Star in front was sloppy in the extreme as desperate defending allowed Lewis Sloan to prod home from close range.
BSC, though, refused to buckle and man of the match Tony Wallace squeezed home an equaliser on the half volley before more poor work at the back left Bell in space to ram home and make it 4-3.
Still the drama wasn't over and supersub Aiden Malone made ground on the right for an inch-perfect cross that found Ferris sliding in to level it.
Work to be done in defence for BSC but considering the away fixture finished 5-1 to Star this was an encouraging performance in the attacking aspect of the game as the team moved up to eighth in the table.
TEAM: Stewart; Gebbie, Duncan, Bronsky, Mosson (s56mins Morgan); McKinnon, Tierney, Wallace, O'Hear; Ferris, McDougall (s72mins Malone).