It was a near-perfect fixture as BSC Glasgow came from 1-0 down to win by a three goal margin over Berwick Rangers. The only alteration from last week’s squad was the replacement of skipper Ross McMillan for Jordan Marshall while our new loan singing Evan Galasso from Partick Thistle starts on the bench.
Despite the opening being dominated by BSC, the thirteenth minute proved unlucky for the home side as Berwick’s Gary Windram smashed in a free kick from the edge of the box to put the visitors ahead early.
BSC attempted to get straight back into it playing some really good football – pinpoint passing from Michael Anderson and good corners from Declan Hughes unfortunately couldn’t lead to an equaliser. However, in the 26th minute our efforts were rewarded and it was that man in perfect form – Martin Grehan. A low pass from Thomas Orr found Grehan at the face of goal and he tapped home slipping the ball through Berwick keeper Sean Brennan.
A whole minute later and Jamie Hamilton joined the list of potential candidates for goal of the season. With all the time in the world, he was able to control it, position himself however he liked and strike home a spectacular shot from over 30 yards out.
By the half hour mark, only three minutes after Hamilton put us ahead for the first time in the match, Martin Grehan was there to make it 3-1 and grab himself a brace. Jamie McCormack floated in a lovely cross which found the head of Grehan at the back post. Despite Sean Brennan’s best efforts, he had no chance of keeping it out.
Just before half-time, one of the best chances for Berwick to get back in the game came and went as Calum Smith found himself a one-on-one with Ryan Marshall who got down quick and blocked it from only a few yards away.
HALF TIME | BSC GLASGOW 3 – 1 BERWICK RANGERS
With four goals in the first half, it was clear the second would struggle to live up to that level of entertainment. Neither team could properly cause issues in the others defence with the game becoming gradually scrappier. Stephen Swift’s side looked for a goal to kill the game off while the Black and Gold attempted to fight to keep the game alive.
In the 69th minute, that moment came for BSC as Thomas Orr was able to steal the ball off a Berwick defender on the edge of the box and stroll into the box from a tight angle striking the ball over Sean Brennan and making it 4-1. Dave McKay and Evan Galasso got some game time replacing Jamie Hamilton and Thomas Collins just after Collins forced Sean Brennan to make a brilliant save to keep it 4-1.
In his last game playing for Berwick Rangers, Ciaran Brian saw red after a two-footed tackle on Michael Anderson. Despite the arguments of the Berwick bench and heated discussions with captain Ross Smith, it seemed like the correct decision.
FULL TIME | BSC GLASGOW 4 – 1 BERWICK RANGERS
MAN OF THE MATCH | JAMIE MCCORMACK
|1st February 2020||3:00 pm||Lowland League||2019/20|