Incisive BSC Glasgow Put Braves To The Sword
Stephen Swift’s charges ran a claymore through buoyant Caledonian Braves as they laid down a marker with an imperious display at the Indodrill.
Braves were forced to make a substitution before kick off with first choice centre back Jack MacDowall going down with injury and the prolific ‘A. Trialist’ coming in in his place. The home side had a chance to open the scoring early after being gifted a multitude of corners by shaky defensive work by the afore-mentioned Trialist. Martin Grehan almost converted after a Ross Smith header before Jamie McCormack had a shot which was blocked by the makeshift Braves defence.
After only minutes fitba fans at the Indodrill were treated to a masterclass of attacking fullbackery (it’s a thing, shut up) as Jamie McCormack got on the end of a ball from Tom Orr, sliced his way through the Caley defence and slotted the ball low past keeper Alex Marshall.
More decent chances came BSC’s way; Jamie Hamilton went for a strike twenty yards out but Marshall (one of three Marshalls between the two squads by the way) was there to palm it away before Orr’s powerful strike was saved a few minutes later. Grehan then had a go at the rebound but the ball popped back off the post and into Marshall’s grateful arms.
BSC were in the ascendency and playing some magnificent passing football and this led to some frustration when an attack broke down on the right hand side. McCormack and Orr went into the referee’s book after an altercation between the two so… yeah. Less said about that one the better.
It didn’t take long for the positivity to flood back as four minutes later Thomas Collins gave a lovely little lay off to Jamie Hamilton for the midfielder to find the back of the net and double the lead.
Just before the half-time whistle, that man Tom Orr smashed the Braves’ offside trap, rounded Alex Marshall and fired home into an empty net as the defence looked on in anguish.
HALF TIME | BSC GLASGOW 3 – 0 CALEDONIAN BRAVES
Just ten minutes into the second half and McCormack, who had an excellent match by all accounts, squared the ball into the box for Martin Grehan whose first strike was blocked by Jean Guy Lucas but the ball bounced back into Grehan who, if you believe him, “sixpacked the ball into the net”. If you don’t then it cannoned back off him and in. Either way – 4-0.
It took only another 180 seconds for the home side to emphatically make it 5-0. A great corner from Declan Hughes found the head of skipper Ross McMillan who powered in a fantastic header.
After a chance from Robbie McNab went wide, Braves capitalised on their counter attack and grabbed a consolation with Ben Daily grabbing the goal for the away side after McMillan lost his footing.
Ross McMillan and Declan Hughes must have had a word with each other at half time because on 77th minute, another corner floated in and once again it the captain to fire anohter perfect header into the back of the net.
FULL TIME | BSC GLASGOW 6 – 1 CALEDONIAN BRAVES
MAN OF THE MATCH IN ASSOCIATION WITH LASER AMORE
|17th August 2019||3:00 pm||Lowland League||2019/20|
|Jamie Hamilton 10||1||0||0||0|
|Thomas Collins 12||0||1||0||0|
|Michael Anderson 7||0||0||0||0|