Three Points, Three Goals For BSC and Ferris
BSC Glasgow 3 - 1 Hawick Royal Albert :: Ferrari Packaging Lowland League :: Indodrill Stadium :: 13th August 2016
Written by Sam Jenkinson
Aidan Ferris and BSC Glasgow produced an electric second half performance to come back and defeat Lowland League new boys Hawick Royal Albert at the Indodrill Stadium.
Ferris was the hat-trick hero, including two goals in the final ten minutes to give BSC their first win of the league season.
Manager Mark Adams named an unchanged side after Wednesday’s scoreless tie with Edinburgh University, with Ferris, Riccardo Corrieri and Robert Jones making up the BSC attacking trio.
The game started at frantic pace, with both sides attacking early, but it was the visitors who struck first. A Hawick corner was cleared only as far as striker Josh Morris on the edge of the area, and his volley beat Joe Wilton after a deflection in the crowded penalty area.
Gary Redpath came close as BSC looked to get right back in the game, but his effort from a low cross inched wide as the visitors controlled the early stages.
Full back Gerard Traynor found Redpath again, making a late run into the area, and his effort from close in was only stopped by an outstanding save from Hawick keeper Andrew Jack.
Ross Archibald and Kris Mitchell both had headers for the visitors go wide as they looked to extend their lead, but BSC held on and went in a goal behind.
As the second half started, it was clear it was going to be a different affair. BSC came out an excellent pace, with Jamie Cunningham having an effort saved by Jack within the opening minute.
And that pace paid off five minutes in. Ferris backed up James McPartlin into a corner, before stealing the ball and being fouled by the Hawick winger. Captain Mark Dryden took the free kick, a high, curving ball towards the back post. Mark Toner knocked the ball back across goal, and it may have been heading in before Ferris got the final touch to make sure.
BSC continued to attack, getting the ball out wide well, with Robbie Duncan and Traynor’s overlapping causing Hawick problems.
Tom Woods, on as a substitute for Jones, made a clever run across the backline and was played in by Cunningham, but his left foot shot went wide as it looked like there was only going to be one winner.
With the game still level, Toner went down after an awkward landing, and had to be replaced by Paul Keys with 20 minutes to go.
Redpath showed great determination to stop a Morris-led counter, getting in to steal the ball before turning and getting away from the striker. He found Woods on the right wing, whose cross went all the way through to the cutting Corrieri, who fired over.
Ferris got his second and gave BSC the lead with seven minutes remaining. Some good play in the final third found Corrieri down the left in behind the Hawick defence, and he unselfishly laid it across to Ferris to knock home into the open goal.
And three minutes later it was three for the striker, with Traynor’s powerful shot from distance parried away well by Jack, but only as far as substitute Shaun Bowers, who got his head up to find Ferris unmarked to finish and seal an excellent win for BSC.
There was still time for Joe Wilton to make a great stop from close range to deny Morris his second goal after Mitchell’s cross, and BSC go into next weekend’s tough tie away to Dalbeattie Star in eighth place in the fledgling Lowland League table.
Team: Wilton; Duncan, Bell, Toner (Keys 68), Traynor; Corrieri, Redpath, Dryden (Bowers 65), Cunningham, Ferris; Jones (Woods 54)
Not Used: Newlands, Watupa, Beckett
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