Lowland League Preview: Edusport Academy

This weekend Swifty and the boys take on Edusport at the Indodrill Stadium in their second home game of the campaign and will be fighting for a second win after their 3-1 away victory at Gala Fairydean Rovers last weekend.

Let’s take a wee look at an impressive Edusport Academy side that will be looking to improve on their 10th place finish last season.

Ricky Waddell’s men have only played two games so far this season thanks to their Selkirk fixture two weeks ago being postponed at Selkirk’s request. As a result of this, the exiled Greater Glasgow (know the feeling) side have had the comfort of both their played games being home fixtures meaning that an away trip to face BSC at the Indodrill will be an even bigger challenge for them.

Edusport have welcomed Whitehill Welfare and Edinburgh University to their Galabank home and had a couple of dramatic performances to show for it. Their first three points came from a dominant 4-1 over Whitehill Welfare which also saw a decent showing from Frenchman Jean Guy Lucas who grabbed a goal and an assist in the 90 minutes.

However, JG Lucas isn’t the only player BSC supporters should be keeping an eye on. Central midfielder, Matty Flynn, managed to grab a duo of goals during his side’s entertaining 2-2 draw with Edinburgh Uni last weekend and a number of returning players from last season’s squad can cause problems for any side in the division. Not only that, they are likely to line up with former BSC man Robert Jones in their side on Saturday.

Edusport are often given stick for being ‘a French team’ but only five of their matchday squad against Edinburgh came through their French academy model (two of whom have remained with the club from last season). There’s more danger, steel, and technical ability in the Academy squad than many casual observers of the Lowland League would credit them with. Les blagues sur les Français sont juste paresseuses.

Last season, it was a superb BSC Glasgow side who came out on top at both home and away fixtures against Edusport in a couple of 1-0 victories and BSC triumphed again, 4-1 this time, when the teams met in the semi final of the SFA South Region Challenge Cup.

Going into the game this Saturday at the Indodrill Stadium, Ross McMillan and co must remember that despite their opponents only playing two games thus far, they are also an undefeated side looking to continue their run and lay down a marker for their season ahead.

Kick off at the Indodrill Stadium tomorrow is 3pm and admission is £7 / £3 / U16s go free!