Last week’s Dundonian disappointment as BSC Glasgow put two past Lochee United in an entertaining encounter at the Indodrill. New signing Jordan Northcott, on loan from St Johnstone, came into the squad, while Dave McKay replaced the suspended Tom Orr after his red card in the reverse fixture and Jamie McCormack returned taking the place of Robbie McNab.
The impressive turn out at the Indodrill for this Scottish Cup replay would not have been impressed in the opening ten minutes as both teams felt each other out, and Lochee adapted to the larger pitch. A good chance presented itself in the eleventh minute when David McKay laid off Declan Hughes whose thunderous strike stung the palms of Lochee keeper Jordan Millar. Unfortunately no yellow shirt could get onto the rebound.
A few minutes later, the Flash, Jamie Mills sliced the ball through the legs of a Lochee defender and made a tremendous run into the box. He picked out Thomas Collins in the box but the forward’s outstretched toe sent the ball the wrong way.
After the ball bounced around in the box, it fell the way of Jamie Hamilton. A strike from 25 yards out smacked off the bar and Millar could only clear it for a corner which came to nothing. Another corner five minutes later, however, had a very different effect – despite the initial clearance by the Lochee backline, Dave McKay was there just outside the box to hit a fantastic strike that somehow evaded a sea of yellow and blue and broke the deadlock.
Just before half time, Michael Anderson and Jamie McCormack received bookings for different challenges and another goal was almost on the cards as a poor clearance from Lochee’s Stephen McNally allowed Martin Grehan to turn nicely, get away from his marker and get a nice strike away but it was just wide.
HALF TIME | BSC GLASGOW 1 – 0 LOCHEE UNITED
Immediately out of the gate, another goal seemed possible and some lovely footwork made up for the scrappiness of last week’s second half. A great little one-two between Jamie Hamilton and Thomas Collins gave Hamilton a good opportunity but his shot flew over the bar from close range.
Luckily, Stephen Swift’s men put a bit of comfort into the scoreline on the 54th minute – Jamie Hamilton went on a terrific run cutting through at least three defenders and sending Garry Kenneth on his holidays before slotting a perfect low strike into the bottom corner.
Another chance came only minutes later when the fastest man on the field, Jamie Mills used his pace to get onto a loose ball and almost round onrushing keeper Jordan Millar. Unfortunately his touch was too heavy and his attempt to salvage it and find Thomas Collins who could’ve put it into an empty net went begging.
As frustration began to set in for the Lochee faithful, including the animated group in front of this reporter, BSC were desperate to put the game to bed. Robbie McNab came onto the pitch for Jamie McCormack; and Jordan Northcott made his BSC Glasgow debut taking the place of Martin Grehan.
The last ten minutes saw both teams throw everything forward in the hope of either a consolation or to put the game to bed. Lochee’s Jordan Millar made one of the saves of the game when he was forced to tip a Thomas Collins free-kick onto the bar and out for a corner.
That consolation came for the Dundee Juniors in the form of a penalty only five minutes from full-time – Declan Hughes cleared the ball out of the box just as an onrushing player went down, which was deemed a foul. Logan Davie stepped up and was able to send Ryan Marshall the wrong way.
In the dying moments of a frantic final few minutes, Jordan Northcott was almost able to find himself a debut goal. In the midst of Lochee’s search for a late equaliser, the St Johnstone loanee got onto a loose ball and got a one-on-one with Jordan Millar who made a good stop to finish the game.
We’ll see you in Methill!
FULL TIME | BSC GLASGOW 2 – 1 LOCHEE UNITED
MAN OF THE MATCH IN ASSOCIATION WITH LASER AMORE
|27th October 2019||3:30 pm||William Hill Scottish Cup||2019/20|