Season Ticket? £25!

That’s right folks, we’ve officially lost it.

This season we will be selling season tickets for £25.

The ticket covers every home Lowland League match AND cup ties (but not the Scottish Cup, we’re not that far gone). Since we’ve frozen our ticket prices for 2019/20 (£7/£3/U16s Free dontcha know), that means that you could save a staggering £80.

That’s £80 you could have in your pocket to take that special someone out for dinner, or adopt a dog or something.

Buy it here…

Sponsor A Player for a Fiver

THIS PROMOTION IS NOW CLOSED

BSC Glasgow are delighted to announce that we think sponsoring players and staff is a) too expensive and b) doesn’t come with enough risk.

That’s why, for 2019/20, we’re giving YOU the chance to sponsor a player or staff member for the princely sum of £5. Yes, that’s right. Five pounds sterling.

Pay your fiver below and your name (or the name of the person or business you’d like to be involved – we’re not fussy, but keep it clean) will be entered into a draw for a random player or staff member.

You might get a top goalscorer… you might get a midfield maestro… you might get nothing, or worse, you might get Match Reporter Martin.

You’ll be featured alongside the player or staff member on our website, in our occasional programmes in 2019/20 and on the player’s goal cards/gifs for the season. We literally can’t say fairer than that.

What’re you waiting for? It costs less than one of those expensive beers you like so much…

While you’re at it, you might want to get a season ticket for £25… we’ve lost the plot. Get involved.

Opportunity: Matchday Photographer

Do you have an interest in sports photography, or maybe you want to try something different…?

We’re looking to take on a Matchday Photographer to capture the weird and wonderful world of Lowland League football at BSC Glasgow.

We encourage people who want to try something out of the ordinary. You won’t just be taking photos of the match, we’d love you to flex your creative muscle, capture behind the scenes shots, and really get experimental to show the fun and weird side of Scottish football.

This is a PAID position and we’d love to hear from you. Please email our Media & Communications Manager Michael with a wee bit about you and some examples of your work.

(Please bear in mind that, hilariously enough, we play in Alloa. We’ll do what we can to help you with lifts etc. where we can though.)

Staff Update: Michael Moore & Richie Salveta

The club can tonight confirm that Assistant Coaches Michael Moore and Richie Salveta have decided to leave BSC Glasgow FC.

Both are leaving due to personal reasons and leave with our best wishes and thanks for their part in our successes over the last two and a half seasons.

Richie and (Stranraer Legend) Michael have been incredible in their support work with manager Stephen Swift, are both firm favourites both in the dressing room and among our fans, and will be greatly missed around the club.

General Manager George Fraser said: “I would like to thank both Richie and Michael for their contribution over the last two seasons, and we are sorry to see them go. Both have contributed massively to the club’s success during that period, and will be a hard act to follow.”

We are pleased to announce that Club Captain Ross McMillan will be stepping up to a combined Player/Coach role for the 2019/20 season.

Boardroom Changes at BSC Glasgow FC

Following this week’s meeting of the board of BSC Glasgow FC, Steve Prince has decided to step down as Chairperson of the club.

Steve has been a vital part of the club’s development both in the youth structure which has been running since 2004 and since the inception of the Lowland League side in 2014/15. He will be staying on as a shareholder in the club as well as Chairperson of the charity PCST. We thank him for his contribution to our successes.

George Ross has been elected by the board as the club’s new Chairperson. The club’s General Manager George Fraser said: “We would like to welcome George to his new role, and I look forward to working alongside him. I would like to thank Steve for his time in the role, and it’s testament to his work just how far the club as come in a short space of time.”

BSC Glasgow Squad 2019/20

The following players have signed contracts with BSC Glasgow for 2019/20. Keep checking in on this list for more!

  • Thomas Orr
  • Martin Grehan
  • Thomas Collins
  • Ross Lindsay
  • Declan Hughes
  • Robbie McNab
  • Ross McMillan
  • Ross Smith
  • Jamie Mills
  • Ryan Marshall
  • Jordan Marshall
  • Stephen Barr
  • Joe Irvine
  • Robbie Duncan
  • Jamie McCormack

The following players have joined the club for 2019/20.

  • Michael Anderson (East Kilbride)

The following players have officially left the club and we wish them all the best in the future.

  • David Verlaque
  • John Tennent
  • Stevie Murray
  • John Mitchell
  • Ryan McStay
  • Josh McArthur

East Kilbride Report: BSC Glasgow are K Park Party Poopers

The boys in yellow crashed EK’s title party after two goals in injury time to end Kilby’s undefeated home record and land our first ever victory at K Park.

Only a few minor changes from Stephen Swift to the squad that put three past Vale of Leithen on Wednesday night; Tom Orr and Joe Irvine start on the bench allowing Martin Grehan and Declan Hughes to take up spots in the starting eleven.

It was a strong start for both teams right off the bat with neither looking to edge out the other but no big chances came in the first ten minutes. Kilby’s Craig Howie went into the referee’s book five minutes in for an obvious handball a few yards outside the box but Declan Hughes couldn’t convert the free kick.

BSC proved they were a match for the champions with numerous half chances creating problems for Willie Muir in the Kilby goal – a great ball from Thomas Collins found an onrushing Euan O’Reilly whose cross bounced off the post for EK to clear. Collins seemed destined to score in the first half giving a lot for Kilby’s back line to think about. Shortly after forcing Muir to frantically clear the ball out for a throw-in, Collins was in perfect position to get the strike away but Craig Howie was there was make a fantastic block.

The Champions gave their capacity crowd at K Park more reason to celebrate just before the half hour mark – Chris Humphrey smashed home a low powerful free kick which slid through the BSC wall to put the home side ahead. Thomas Collins almost found an equaliser five minutes later but his lob found the fingertips of Muir and ended up on the top of the net.

HALF TIME | EAST KILBRIDE 1 – 0 BSC GLASGOW

An important substitution at half time for the away side – Jordan Marshall made way for Jamie McCormack. Despite the strong start by BSC, it was East Kilbride who found the first major chance of the second half. A great run by Scott Stevenson found its way into the box breaking through defenders but his one-on-one strike forced Ryan Marshall to make a brilliant save and tip the ball over.

54 minutes in, EK’s David Proctor looked to land hard on on his head after leaping for a header and colliding with a teammate, forcing the physios to get the stretcher and also force Stuart Malcolm to make Kilby’s first substitution of the afternoon. Just after the hour mark, Ross McMillan went for it with another immense header a free kick from Declan Hughes but the ball could only once again smack off the bar.

With fifteen minutes remaining, it seemed only fitting for BSC’s top goal scorer, Tom Orr to make his way onto the pitch replacing Ross Lindsay. Jamie McCormack and Declan Hughes find their names in the referee’s book after a couple of much needed tackles on the EK strikers bursting forward.

As we began injury time, it seemed like nothing was going to fall our way, and the champions would be enjoying a double celebration. BSC never gave up though and threw everything forward, especially during a flurry of corners. Finally one of the set pieces came off and Jamie McCormack powered in a header from Declan Hughes’ delivery to find the equaliser we had long searched for.

Just as fans began to accept the draw – which would probably have been a fair result – Tom Orr refused to allow the ball out for a corner, kept it in and found an onrushing Jamie Mills whose strike cannoned off the underside of the bar, crossing the line in the process. 

The win means that second place in the GeoSonic Lowland League is secured as we head into the last home game of the season against East Stirlingshire.

FULL TIME | EAST KILBRIDE 1 – 2 BSC GLASGOW

MAN OF THE MATCH | CARLO PIGNATIELLO

Vale of Leithen Report: BSC Glasgow Claim Crucial Three Points

BSC put a comfortable three past a Vale of Leithen side who were looking to continue on from a fantastic weekend victory, but it wasn’t to be as the boys in yellow kept second place within their grasp.

There were unsurprisingly a couple of changes from Stephen Swift for the starting line-up in this mid-week fixture at Pennypit Park; Joe Irvine came in for Jamie McCormack, Jordan Marshall and Thomas Collins made their first starts for the club, meanwhile Carlo Pignatiello and Ross Lindsay started and Declan Hughes and Martin Grehan took the bench. Two U20s faces also saw a chance on the bench in Connor Smith and Bruce McGarvey.

The opening minutes of the game saw both sides getting a feel for the pitch and neither managing to really break through. One of the first chances of the game for either side came thirteen minutes in and saw the opening goal simultaneously. Thanks to a short corner catching the Innerleithen men off guard, a looping cross from Euan O’Reilly found the head of skipper, Ross McMillan, and if this season has taught us anything, it’s that very few keepers manage to save the big man’s headers.

Vale almost found an equaliser thanks to their star striker Sean Stewart but his low strike whistled past the left post. In this opening half hour, BSC could’ve put a number past their mid-table opposition but they couldn’t seem to capitalise; Vale’s Ross Gilpin fumbled the ball in the box after a corner but their defenders were able to scramble the ball away before a yellow shirt could tap it in. Tom Orr also got himself an open goal from a tight angle after rounding the keeper but his low shot bobbled just inches wide of the post.

Just before the break, Chris Anderson’s’ men showed the talent they had in their locker when a powerful and accurate header seemed destined to smash the top corner but Jamie Mills was there to clear the ball off the line.

HALF TIME | VALE OF LEITHEN 0 – 1 BSC GLASGOW

The fight for second place in the Lowland League table must’ve been on our minds as the second half commenced because BSC came flying out the gate eager to get more. Our patience was rewarded come the hour mark – after Thomas Collins’ strike was expertly saved by Ross Gilpin, Tom Orr was there to grab the rebound and cross the ball back into Collins’ feet for the new striker to convert the tap in.

It was only six minutes later and the game was wrapped up nicely. In-form St Johnstone loanee Euan O’Reilly made a tremendous run up the wing that seemingly came out of nowhere, fought past defenders and picked out a great pass to Thomas Collins who curled in a lovely shot to the top right corner. Euan O’Reilly and Ross McMillan came off the pitch shortly after allowing Declan Hughes a run-out and Bruce McGarvey to make his debut for the first team.

Mysteriously, Tom Orr went into the referee’s book along with Vale’s Jack Smith due to an altercation after a tangle of legs brought both men down. The Vale defender then seemed to slap Orr in the face and somehow the referee let it slide. Orr came off a few minutes later making way for Martin Grehan.

In the last ten minutes, BSC went searching for a fourth and on the 82nd minute appeared to have found one thanks to a tap in after a stramash in the Vale box, however the referee disallowed the goal claiming in was offside despite the linesman flag never going up. The confusion for the linesman seemed to continue until the final whistle unsure as to whether he was giving goal kicks or corners at many occasions.

FULL TIME | VALE OF LEITHEN 0 – 3 BSC GLASGOW

MAN OF THE MATCH | EUAN O’REILLY

BSC Glasgow Slump to Defeat as Away Record Ends

Dalbeattie Star continued their stunning late-season form as BSC Glasgow failed to convert a number of chances on a difficult day in Dumfries & Galloway.

A few changes, and some debuts for the boys in yellow this weekend; Ben Quigley replaced Carlo Pignatiello in a different position, meanwhile debutants Jordan Marshall and Thomas Collins began the match on the bench. The opening fifteen saw neither team really grasp at any genuine opportunity. Our first decent chance came thanks to a gorgeous ball over the top from Declan Hughes to Tom Orr whose strike was defended by Star’s man between the sticks, Vinnie Parker. Minutes later, Ben Irving came close to bagging Dalbeattie’s first when his effort smacked off the bar. Robbie McNab and Ben Irving almost had their names in the book when they seemed to have a mutual disagreement over a run of play, however vice-captain, Ross Smith received a yellow in amongst this for dissent. Also, a Star spectator attempted to catch a run away ball only to fall over a wheelie bin. With only ten minutes to go in the first half, Star’s Liam Park made an impressive run into the box and flicked the ball further forward when Ryan Marshall went for it only to collide with the player. The referee pointed to the spot and Lewis Sloan slotted it home to put the former relegation battlers ahead. 

HALF TIME | DALBEATTIE STAR 1 – 0 | BSC GLASGOW

For the second half, Thomas Collins made his debut replacing St Johnstone loanee, Ben Quigley as we moved back to a back four. It was Collins’ first touch that meant the most. After only being on the pitch for ninety seconds, Collins found BSC’s equaliser; a fantastic 30 yard volley forward from Declan Hughes found the head of Martin Grehan which helped Collins tap the ball in to find the equaliser. Ben Irving caught the referee’s attention after a particularly rough challenge on Ross Smith while Declan Hughes made way for Carlo Pignatiello. Five minutes after half time, BSC looked to take the lead, but the referee pulled it back for a foul; after a fantastic tackle by Robbie McNab, the ball found the feet of Euan O’Reilly whose cross-cum-shot found the back of the net only for the ref to blow the whistle milliseconds before the ball hit the net after an offside forward player had touched the ball on the way in. An in-form O’Reilly went into the book for a harsh tackle while Jordan Marshall made his debut and replaced Tom Orr. This didn’t seem to change the tide of the second half as Star grabbed their second when a curving cross found the head of Scott Milligan whose spinning header found the top left corner. BSC took all the advantage they could from the final ten minutes but to no avail. Thomas Collins found a booking for dissent shortly followed by Ross Smith receiving a second yellow for pulling a Dalbeattie striker down. On the day it could have gone either way but Star were well worth their three points. 

FULL TIME | DALBEATTIE STAR 2 – 1 BSC GLASGOW

MAN OF THE MATCH | MARTIN GREHAN