South Challenge Cup – Preston Athletic (H)

It’s South Challenge Cup action at the Indodrill as we welcome Preston Athletic in the Fourth Round.

After defeating Bo’ness United in the Second and then Gala Fairydean Rovers 3-1 in the Third Round, we can’t help but looking ahead at the possibility of advancing against East of Scotland League side Preston Athletic on Friday night. 

With a long midweek away trip to Berwick in store next week, Stephen Swift may be looking to rotate the squad and it will be interesting to see which XI takes the field tomorrow night. 

Our opponents currently sit 4th in the 1st Division Conference B of the East of Scotland League having started with six wins and four losses. With their last league game postponed, the rest may have benefitted them coming into this one. They suffered a 2-1 defeat to Leith Athletic in their last outing. 

With fellow Lowland League teams lying in wait in the next round, both sides will be keen to lay down a marker as we approach the midpoint of the season. 

Lowland League Preview: Gretna (H)

Another week, another home game at the Indodrill but we are finally back to Lowland League action after three weeks of cup ties as we host Gretna 2008. 

The traveling side sit in a lowly 14th position having gathered just five points from their opening ten games. Despite that, Chris Humphrey’s men may come with a glimmer of hope that they could cause an upset, coming off their first win of the season. The 2-0 victory over dead bottom Vale of Leithen last weekend saw goals from Ryan Rogers and Kevin Connelly as well as a straight red card for Dean Makunike so they will be without him this weekend.

BSC Glasgow will be eager to get back to winning ways in the league after three weekends away. Although confidence will be high with places secured in the South Challenge and Scottish Cup, we also currently sit fourth with two games in hand over third place East Stirlingshire. Winning these games in hand is crucial if we want to take the fight to Kelty Hearts and Bonnyrigg Rose. 

For the starting eleven, it could be anyone’s guess as some players could be rested after two weekends in the Scottish Cup. However, Tom Orr could be back in the line-up after his suspension in last week’s replay. 

Last season, Gretna proved a banana skin in the away fixture to Raydale as we could only walk away with a point; however the home fixture saw a comfortable 3-0 victory. So let’s hope for another one of them, eh?

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Matchday Info: Lochee United

Firstly, thank you for choosing BSC Glasgow for your Sunday afternoon football needs. We understand that you have a lot of choice with, let me just check, Liverpool vs Spurs on the telly but we’re delighted that you’ll be joining us at the Indodrill for our William Hill Scottish Cup Second Round replay with Lochee United.

Admission

Season tickets are not valid for Sunday (sorry!) and there are a couple of differences to admission.

General: £7
Concessions: £3

(Concessions for this match are Over 65s, Under 18s, Forces, Emergency Services, Students)

Pre-Match

When you get to the Indodrill you’ll find the best snack bar in Scottish football! However, if you’re looking for a pre-match ‘refreshment’ then we suggest the Thistle Bar on Junction Place, less than a ten minute walk from the stadium.

Getting to The Indodrill Stadium

By Car: Putting the postcode FK10 1RY into your car or mobile device will give you the best directions to the ground. There is parking available immediately adjacent to the stadium or, if that is full, try the car park at the back which is accessible by taking the first road to the right (Bruce Street) just after the Bathroom Centre.

By Train: The Indodrill is a short walk from Alloa railway station. Exit the station via the Asda car park, cross Whins Road and walk down Clackmannan Road. The ground will be on your left hand side.

By Bus: The local buses 8, 8A, 28, 60, C1, H1, H2, and MA1 stop directly opposite the ground, coming the other way (from the centre of Alloa) there is a bus stop outside Kwik Fit which services the ground.

Disabled Supporter Information

If you are a wheelchair user and require adapted access to the match, please make yourself known to the turnstile operator who will be able to facilitate this.


Away Supporter Information

Please enter via the home turnstile. Large travelling supports may be more comfortable using the terracing behind the goals and the faraway stand but there is no formal segregation.

Coach/bus parking is available in the rear car park, please see above for access details.

Ground Regulations

We’re not going to bore you with all of the ground regulations here but they can be found here and will be strictly enforced on matchday. You can also find them in the back of our special edition programme which will be available.

Scottish Cup Preview: Lochee United

It’s arguably one of the biggest games of the season as we make our first outing in this season’s Scottish Cup making the trip to Dundee to face Junior side Lochee United. 

Entering at the Second Round thanks to last season’s league position, we’ll surely be looking back to last year’s Scottish Cup when we progressed into the Third Round for the first time in our history.

We had a first round bye for different reasons last time around and went straight into a second round away tie against Cumbernauld Colts. That 4-1 victory set up a third round match with League One outfit, Forfar Athletic. Despite an impressive fight, the Loons broke through and grabbed two goals in the final twenty minutes. 

This year’s opponents are a different breed altogether. Lochee currently sit third in the East Region North Superleague and are so far undefeated at home having suffered their only two defeats away. Their last league outing was a 2-1 victory over 4th place Scone Thistle and last weekend while we were taking on Gala Fairydean Rovers in the South Challenge Cup, Lochee were doing the same in the Quest Engineering Cup hammering Dundee Violet 4-0. 

Lochee made history in their only other entry into the Scottish Cup way back in 2008. Not only were they the first ever Dundee-based Junior team to qualify for the Cup. They then caused an upset at their own turf in round two by defeating the Highland League’s Buckie Thistle 3-0. The third round gifted them a huge fixture against Ayr United. Again, going against the odds, they forced a replay after forcing Ayr to a 1-1 draw.

The replay went in Ayr’s favour this time round as they won 3-1. 

Lowland League Preview: Gala FR (A)

We make the long trip to sunny Galashiels tomorrow for our first visit to Netherdale this season hoping to get back to winning ways following a disappointing midweek draw against Lowland League champions East Kilbride. 

After that 1-1 which felt like two points dropped, we need to take all three points to continue our fight towards the top two in the league. There were many positives to take from Wednesday night, but the match was proof positive that sometimes it’s just not your night. 

Neil Hastings’ men will be frustrated with their start to the season. They currently sit 11th, only three points above the bottom four. Their last away trip ended in disappointment for a different reason after their midweek clash with Gretna 2008 was postponed due to a last minute floodlight failure.

Prior to that, they suffered a 3-0 defeat to Kelty Hearts. Despite this, they will fancy their chances against us, fresh from securing their place in the next round of the Scottish Cup after defeating Dalbeattie Star 3-1. 

Former York and Edinburgh City man, Danny Galbraith is the man to watch for Gala, and he will be looking to add to his three goals this season so far. 

Depending on other results, taking all three points could result in us closing the gap with second place Kelty Hearts and pulling away from Civil Service Strollers who are hot on our heels in fourth.

Lowland League Preview – East Kilbride (H)

It’s our second midweek fixture of the season as we host East Kilbride at the Indodrill Stadium hoping for our sixth consecutive league win of the Lowland League season. 

Stuart Malcolm’s men visit Alloa looking to arrest a stuttering start to the season, with last season’s runaway Champions sitting nine points adrift of league leaders Bonnyrigg Rose. Kilby come into this one with the advantage of a weekend off after their league match with The Spartans was postponed.

Their last outing was the weekend before where they came back from a goal down to run out 3-2 winners. 

Defeats to Civil Service Strollers and Caledonian Braves will have dented the K-Park men’s confidence but they will be determined to close the gap on us with a victory under the lights.

After our 3-0 victory over University of Stirling with a slew of first team players unavailable, it’s anyone’s guess how Swifty will line up for this crucial fixture. Declan Hughes, Robbie McNab, Ross McMillan, Ross Smith and Jamie Mills were all out on Saturday with the players who came into the team performing admirably.

Lowland League Preview: University of Stirling (H)

We’re back at the Indodrill this weekend after almost a month away and, after having a week off due to the First Round of the Scottish Cup, we’ll be looking to get back to winning ways as University of Stirling visit. 

After all, confidence among the squad should be high after being the first team in the league to hand current leaders Bonnyrigg Rose their first defeat in convincing fashion. To top that off, we cemented a place in the next round of the South Challenge Cup after putting two past a battling Bo’ness United in extra time. 

A victory against University of Stirling could really help bridge the gap at the top of the table and help in the fight for first. As history shows, we’ve fared well against the University men in recent times having won 6-1 at home last season as well as 4-1 in the Lowland League Cup. However, Chris Geddes’ squad will come with their heads held high after two impressive cup wins; a victory over Arniston Rangers in the South Challenge and a 3-2 away win over Highland side Keith in the Scottish Cup. 

New signings Dave McKay and Lewis Bell will be available along with Livingston loanee Marc Smith, and all three will be looking to stake a claim for a place in the Starting XI.

All three points could see us go as high as first if other results go our way; but defeat could see us drop as low as eighth depending on other results.