Match Report :: BSC Glasgow v Threave Rovers :: 6th August
BSC Glasgow 5 - 0 Threave Rovers
With the pennies successfully slotted into the meter, the lights were on at Lochburn Park on Wednesday night as BSC Glasgow looked to build on the point gained three days earlier against a talented Edinburgh University side. The visitors on a balmy Wednesday evening were Threave Rovers.
Rovers were coming off the back of a disappointing 3-0 defeat in their opening encounter so a win here was vital to get their season up and running.
BSC welcomed Jamie Hamill, Keiron O'Hare and Michael McGowan into the starting line-up with Kris McDougall missing out due to a hand injury sustained on the opening day.
BSC started quickly with Wallace and Gebbie looking impressive in the middle of the park. Rovers' 4-3-3 system looked vulnerable out wide as their wing forwards struggled to track back leaving plenty of space for BSC's talented wide men, Holmes and O'Hare.
It was O'Hare in particular who seemed to be enjoying plenty of the ball as BSC looked to be in the ascendancy.
And it didn't take long for the domination to yield reward.
Tony Wallace was tripped in the area and the all action midfielder dusted himself down to send the keeper the wrong way. 1-0 BSC.
Galvanized by this early advantage, BSC moved smoothly through the gears and it was no surprise when the second followed shortly after. A bought of head tennis in the Threave area led to Williams knocking the ball down for Malone who was alive to nod the ball home from 6 yards.
Malone got his second and BSC's third as the home side threatened to completely overrun the creaking Threave backline. O'Hare slipped a well weighted ball through for the striker to slot the ball into the corner. 3-0
There were no more goals before half time although Chris Gebbie was left ruing the linesman's flag as his wonderful first time finish was ruled out for offside.
BSC had been in complete control from the first whistle with the back five of Murray, Brophy, Hamill, Bronski and Wiliiams looking more than capable of dealing with anything that came their way.
The goals kept coming in the second period and Malone completed his hat-trick with an ice cool finish after being sent through 1 v 1 with the keeper.
As the Threave defenders began to tire, McGowan became more and more involved and the frontman got the goal his excellent all round performance deserved with a cultured lob over the keeper.
McGowan though had saved his most audacious moment to the end. With only minutes remaining the forward conjured an effort that recalled images of players such as Beckham and Seedorf. Picking up the ball inside his own half, Mcgowan fired an incredible 60 yard strike that beat the Threave keeper all ends up. Unfortunately for McGowan and BSC, it also just cleared the crossbar.
With the game ending 5-0 the win will give BSC enormous confidence going into a tricky run of away fixtures. All in all, a very satisfying nights work for John Brogan and all involved with BSC Glasgow.