Dalbeattie Left Seeing Stars As BSC Run Riot

BSC turned on the style in a dominant home victory against early-season strugglers Dalbeattie Star.

Stephen Swift made significant changes to the team which played in the Chocolate Biscuit Cup to Hamilton Accies Colts. Jamie Mills, Robbie McNab, Jamie Hamilton, Declan Hughes and Martin Grehan returned, and new signing James Stokes also started on the bench.  

The boys in yellow put the Dumfriesshire side under immediate pressure as the visitors suffered a series of defensive mixups, almost leading to an early goal when a great cross in from Declan Hughes found the head of Jamie McCormack but Star keeper Vinnie Parker made a fantastic stop. 

The only chance in the first half for Ritchie Maxwell’s side came in the sixteenth minute when a decent ball forward found its way through the BSC defence to the feet of Connor Graham but his low strike was easily saved by Ryan Marshall. 

Tom Orr hits the deck before slotting away the first of three penalties awarded to BSC Glasgow. (Photo: Cammy Richardson)

The deadlock was broken 22 minutes as Tom Orr went down under a slight touch in the box which – to be honest – could’ve gone either way. Orr then stepped up and slotted it home. 

Some beautiful pass work between Orr and Jamie Mills then allowed the forward to take a crack at goal but it was blocked and fell to Mills whose strike was intercepted. Orr went for another by rounding Parker but a Dalbeattie man was there to block. 

The domination continued for the home side as a beautiful passing move fell the way of The Ginger Bear, Robbie McNab. The big man found space outside the box and thundered home a perfect strike into the bottom left corner to open up a two goal advantage. 

Thomas Collins had already covered every blade of grass but wanted to double-check a couple . A brilliant run up the left flank allowed him a shot on goal but Parker saved well. A few minutes later, Collins was denied yet again after he caught onto a half volley in the box following a corner but it was blocked by a crowded defence on the Dalbeattie line. 

Robbie McNab took his turn again to toy with the Dalbeattie defence as he got onto a magnificent ball up the field and went one-on-one with Parker attempting an acrobatic volley but his strike went inches over the crossbar. 

Just as the man in charge was ready to blow the whistle for half-time, Tom Orr was again brought down in the box, this time by Lee Wells and this time there was no argument. Again, it was placed low into the corner to give BSC a three goal advantage at half time. 


There were just two minutes to wait for the first goal of the second half. Another great ball up field fell perfectly for Thomas Collins and rather than capitalise on his one-on-one with Vinnie Parker laid the ball off for Martin Grehan to pass the ball into the empty net. 

Thomas Collins put his body on the line time after time for his side. (Photo: Cammy Richardson)

The hat-trick was on a plate for Tom Orr after another nice through ball allowed him to have a strike after coming up the right channel but it went just wide. 

BSC’s fifth and final goal of the match is a definite goal of the season contender, despite being only four games into the Lowland League season. BSC were given a free kick outside the box and Declan Hughes put in a high cross to the far side, finding Ross Smith who rocketed in a stunning volley around the body of his marker. Van Basten-esque from the centre back. 

Smith then came off making way for Michael Anderson. The crowd were almost celebrating BSC’s sixth after Thomas Collins got into the box and again attempted to lay it off, this time to Orr, but the ball was cleared. James Stokes was our second substitution with the new signing making his second debut for the club as he replaced Declan Hughes. 

More chances came Collins’ way continuously but even a perfect ball in from McNab couldn’t allow him to breakthrough for a goal. During another opportunity two minutes later, Collins was fouled in the box giving BSC another penalty. Unfortunately Vinnie Parker guessed right and prevented Tom Orr getting a hat trick of penalties.


Man of the Match in association with Laser Amore
Thomas Collins


Date Time League Season
10th August 2019 3:00 pm Lowland League 2019/20


BSC Glasgow5
Dalbeattie Star0

Dalbeattie Star

Goals Assists Yellows Reds


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