BSC Glasgow dominated mid-table Vale on Friday night to move up the Lowland League table, putting four goals past them in the process.
The only change from the team who beat Cumbernauld Colts in the Scottish Cup, was the return of St Johnstone loanee Ross Sinclair between the sticks replacing Stephen Barr.
BSC kicked things off with a goal six minutes in – a great long ball from the skipper, Ross Smith, floated over the Vale defence and landed at the feet of Declan Hughes who knocked a beautiful lob over Ross Gilpin.
The first 20 minutes were full of chances that could have made the score line even greater. Declan Hughes attempted a few decent crosses to no avail and Davie Winters shot just wide of the post after being marked out by the Vale defence. Just before the half hour mark, Martin Grehan slotted one under Gilpin to find the back of the net with a nice little assist from Winters.
Vale were unfortunately forced to make two substitutions just after the second goal as Ross Gilpin went down and David Bonnar went off with a bad limp. BSC wish them the best and hope it’s not too serious as we know all about how hard injuries can be on a side at this point in the season.
Just before the half-time whistle, Grehan found himself through following immense pass from Hughes, however, Vale managed to clear the ball off the line just in time. It didn’t matter as seconds later, a powerful shot from Cammy Ballantyne bounced of Vale skipper, Jack Blaikie for an own goal.
HALF TIME | BSC GLASGOW 3 – 0 VALE OF LEITHEN
Vale’s biggest chance came not long after the break when the league’s top goal scorer, Sean Stewart fought past the BSC back line and came one on one with Ross Sinclair who rushed outside the box and made a fantastic tackle the game at 3-0.
Davie Winters nearly got his name on the scoresheet when Ballantyne played a great pass, allowing Winters to go for a power shot just outside the box but Beveridge made a decent save. Martin Grehan came off at the hour mark for Ryan McStay.
Winters couldn’t capitalise on another chance when Beveridge denied him once again just before Carlo Pignatiello and Robbie Duncan came off from Joe Irvine and Spencer Brown.
The second half remained slow until the 88th minute when Dec Hughes grabbed his second of the game from a perfect pass from Winters to slide the ball just under Beveridge to really hammer in the victory.
FULL TIME | BSC GLASGOW 4 – 0 VALE OF LEITHEN
MAN OF THE MATCH | DECLAN HUGHES
|26th October 2018||7:45 pm||Lowland League||2018/19|
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