BSC Dominate in Dalbeattie
Dalbeattie Star 0 – 2 BSC Glasgow :: Islecroft Stadium :: Ferrari Packaging Lowland League :: Saturday 9th April 2016
Written by Sam Jenkinson
BSC Glasgow produced an excellent all round performance to defeat Dalbeattie Star in the Lowland League on Saturday. Goals from Arnault Bembo and Callum Home came either side of half time on a day where Mark Adams’ side stifled their opponents to few chances.
Adams brought Home back from suspension and Elalio Haji also made his first start as a trialist as Gerard Traynor returned to the bench for the first time since he suffered an injury in December.
BSC started as they meant to go on, with Robert Jones coming close from a Mark Dryden corner after three minutes.
The home side were inches away from taking the lead after 17 minutes, with winger Lewis Dunn unlucky to see his effort smack off the post before Derick Moore got across to stop the rebound.
Lewis Sloan had two long distance efforts stopped by Moore as half time approached with the score still even. However, with five minutes to go, Arnault Bembo picked up the ball in the centre circle, drove forward before knocking the ball past David Proudlock and somehow getting on to the ball first, slotting it under goalkeeper Euan Drysdale to make it 1-0 just before the break.
And 90 seconds after half time, BSC were two up. Jones used his strength to push off a defender before getting a shot away on the turn from the corner of the box. It evaded Drysdale, and Home was on hand to make sure at the back post as BSC got off to the perfect start.
Tom Woods came on and impressed, coming close just after the hour mark forcing a good save before Bembo shot wide. Jones also played his best game for the first team yet, creating chances and unlucky not to get one of his own. The big striker nearly played in Woods for another shot on goal but a good bit of defending saw the ball cleared.
BSC kept the ball well and the home side struggled to create anything meaningful after the break as they looked to get back into the game. Aidan Ferris had some half chances as the game neared it’s conclusion, but it wasn’t to be and BSC settled for two goals and a clean sheet.
Adams was pleased to bounce back after last week:
“The boy’s have played so well since we’ve taken over, and the results have been overly positive so far. They get down on themselves when they lose, and last week they we’re just a bit naïve so it’s good we’ve turned it round.”
“This group are great at listening in training and taking on board what we tell them and you can see that’s happened today. Dalbeattie are a team that have scored a lot of goals, particularly at home, so to get a clean sheet is really satisfying.”
Adams also spoke about the progress his team have made so far:
“Ultimately, our progress will be measured by where we finish in the league. We set the target of finishing in the top ten and I think we’re good enough to do that.”
“What we really want to achieve is a style of football that A) I want to watch, B) I want to coach and C) The players want to play.”
BSC have a chance to get right back to it this Tuesday as they face Spartans. With Lochburn Park unavailable, the game will be played at Airdriedonians’ Excelsior Stadium, an 8pm kick off in Airdrie.
Team: Moore; Home, Bronsky, Cameron, Tuohy; Haji (Woods 54), Cunningham, A. Bembo (Toner 88), Dryden, Ferris; Jones (Komitsky 84)
Not Used: Gordon, Traynor, E. Bembo