Whitehill Welfare Report: Brilliant Performance from BSC As Game Abandoned After Awful Injury
What would have been a highly entertaining three points quickly disintegrated after BSC winger Adam Strachan suffered a horrendous injury in the closing stages.
The game began with not many changes from the sides that defeated Civil Service Strollers and Edusport Academy – David Verlaque got his first league start of the season while David Winters and Tom Orr remained the focal point of the attack.
Despite what ended up being a weighty final score line, the opening half hour was rather slow for a game that BSC went into as heavy favourites. Ross Smith picked up another yellow card for dissent racking up his numbers for the season just before David Winters finally broke the deadlock after the ball landed at his feet following a corner – a ball which he proceeded to smash into the top right corner.
HALF TIME | BSC GLASGOW 1 – 0 WHITEHILL WELFARE
Whatever Swifty said to the boys at half time went straight to their heads as the squad came flying out. Skipper, Ross McMillan almost found another goal, however his header skimmed just north of the crossbar. Minutes later, a fantastic run from Carlo Pignatiello led to a great cross to Winters, however his volley was cleared off the line by Whitehill.
Carlo continued to prove his worth as he bullied Welfare’s back line whenever he chose and slipped past three men only for his shot to just go over. The chances just kept coming and on the 60th minute, Ryan McStay got his first goal of the season after Strachan got down the flank and squared it to him to slot past Welfare keeper Ross Jardine.
To keep the goals coming, Ross Lindsay came off to be replaced by Declan Hughes. The substitute midfielder scored the third after being on the pitch for a whole two minutes. Jamie Mills sprinted down the wing as easy as you like and squared to Hughes who placed a fantastic strike into the net.
Martin Grehan came into the action, replacing Tom Orr who appeared to have pulled his hamstring. Grehan continued the luck of the subs as he headed home a corner just five minutes after coming on as it seemed Welfare’s defence had just switched off at Declan Hughes’ corner. Grehan punished the defence once again, when he deftly volleyed home another beautiful Strachan ball.
With ten minutes to go, the positive atmosphere in the Indodrill evaporated in an instant. The red mist descended on Welfare’s Robbie Dowie who flew in to a tackle on Adam Strachan. The impact was horrendous and it was immediately clear how severe the injury was. The referee booked Dowie and was then compelled to abandon the match as management and physios surrounded Strachan to confirm the worst.
On Monday morning, following correspondence from Whitehill Welfare and careful consideration, the Lowland League board decided to treat the moment of abandonment in the match as Full Time, awarding BSC Glasgow the 5-0 victory and allowing Adam’s three assists to stand – a fitting testament to the talent of the player.
FULL TIME | BSC GLASGOW 5 – 0 Whitehill Welfare
MAN OF THE MATCH | adam strachan
|3rd October 2018||7:45 pm||Lowland League||2018/19|
|Ross Lindsay 8||0||0||0||0|
|Thomas Orr 14||0||0||0||0|
|Declan Hughes 12||1||0||0||0|