All the goals came from the first half in this tense affair, however the boys in yellow were able to hold out and gain another big three points.
There were no changes to the side that put six past Stirling Uni last week.
The first ten minutes was 50/50 action which pretty much set the tone for the rest of the game. Fraser Team fired over the crossbar which was Colts closest opportunity in the opening 10 minutes until they almost broke through and got a one-on-one with Ryan Marshall until Ross Smith put in a picture perfect tackle to deny them the chance.
It was in-form Declan Hughes who opened the scoring 15 minutes in – a ball into the box from Cammy Ballantyne landed at Tom Orr who laid off for Hughes to smash it into the bottom right corner.
Colts came close to an equaliser at the half-hour mark when a header from a good cross skimmed the post. BSC went straight on the counter attack thanks to some beautiful footwork from skipper, Ross McMillan. A good pass to Ballantyne led to another to Carlo Pignatiello who slotted the ball powerfully home to extend the lead.
Colts consolation came 10 minutes before half-time when the referee deemed a challenge by Robbie McNab worthy of a booking and a penalty which Craig Holmes fired in.
To top off a competitive and freezing first half, Declan Hughes and former BSC man, Arni Bembo went into the book following a minor altercation.
HALF TIME | CUMBERNAULD COLTS 1 – 2 BSC GLASGOW
The second half kicked off, and… to be honest not much happened.
Pignatiello almost grabbed another 68 minutes in but rolled just across the face of goal, Ross Smith got booked and Shaun Struthers came on replacing Orr. Ross Smith came off for David Winters due to a groin injury.
The last 5 minutes were the most intense in recent weeks as Colts tried everything to try and salvage a point, however, nine times out of ten, imperious skipper McMillan was there to make sure they didn’t get close.
FULL TIME | CUMBERNAULD COLTS 1 – 2 BSC GLASGOW
MAN OF THE MATCH | ROSS MCMILLAN
|22nd December 2018||3:00 pm||Lowland League||2018/19|
|David Winters 5||0||0||0||0|
|Joe Irvine 3||0||0||0||0|