THE WHITEHILL SCENARIOS :: Scottish Sun Plus LL Cup
BSC Glasgow have been left with a simple scenario when they face Whitehill Welfare in the Scottish Sun Plus Lowland League Cup crunch at Lochburn Park on Wednesday April 22 (kick-off 7.45pm) – win and make the last eight.
Section A in the tournament is poised on a knife-edge with FIVE different scenarios possible as ourselves, champions Edinburgh City and Welfare try to join section winners Spartans in the quarter-finals.
Right now City lie second with two points from their completed programme with Welfare and BSC tied on a point apiece after both had narrow losses against Spartans and draws with the champs.
League Cup rule 3 now means this:
1. If BSC Glasgow and Whitehill draw 0-0, Edinburgh City qualify because they will have scored more goals than the other clubs on two points based upon a four team section
2. If BSC Glasgow and Whitehill draw 1-1, Whitehill qualify because all three clubs will have an identical record so we then rely upon results between only the three clubs, in which Whitehill will have scored more goals than the other two
3. If BSC Glasgow and Whitehill have a score draw 2-2 or more, a play-off match will be needed between BSC Glasgow and Whitehill
4. If BSC Glasgow beat Whitehill, BSC Glasgow qualify
5. If Whitehill beat BSC Glasgow, Whitehill qualify.
After the gutsy 0-0 draw in the last game in the section against Edinburgh City assistant-manager Craig Young is content with the target ahead of his side.
He said: “We knew before the City match that we needed four points from a possible six and nothing has changed for us.
“Edinburgh came into that match smarting from the 5-0 defeat in the Challenge Cup semi-final and the boys dug deep to get another great result against the best team in the league.
“Now, for all those scenarios, there is only one target for us. Win the match and we are through. That’s what we will be aiming to do.”
Last time out against Whitehill Gary Graham’s goal earned BSC a 1-1 league draw at Lochburn on a night of frustration when the team felt they should have taken all three points.
Now they will aim to go one better to secure a place in the last eight and a home tie against East Kilbride FC.