Draw A Disappointment For BSC Glasgow
BSC Glasgow 1 – 1 Selkirk :: Ferrari Packaging Lowland League :: Indodrill Stadium, Alloa :: 28th January 2017
Written by Sam Jenkinson
BSC Glasgow were pegged back late on after taking a first half lead against a rejuvenated Selkirk side at the Indodrill Stadium.
Gerard Traynor’s perfectly placed free kick gave BSC the lead just after the half hour mark, but substitute Kerr Scott bundled home with 15 minutes remaining to earn his side a point.
New Morton loanee Thomas Orr came right into the side for his debut as Paul Keys also returned to the bench.
BSC threatened twice from similar positions early in the game, with Traynor swinging two crosses in from deep and finding both Blair Lyons and Shaun Bowers at the back post, but they couldn’t finish.
Traynor was impressive going forward all day, and nearly gave BSC the lead from his first dead ball opportunity after Corrieri was halved down by Andrew Fleming. The full back stepped up from 20 yards, but his effort came off the underside of the bar.
Another cross from the full back, from another free kick, found the head of centre back Lewis Bell but Gregor Amos was behind his effort.
BSC were ahead with 36 minutes on the clock. Perhaps unsurprisingly, it was the left foot of Traynor who netted, with his shot going into the right of Amos leaving the keeper stranded
And, were it not from a point blank save from Amos only seconds after that goal, BSC would have been two up. Orr pulled off his marker at the near post, but couldn’t connect with the ball. It evaded the Selkirk defence and made it all the way to the other side and Lyons, but Amos got out well to narrow the angle and save.
Orr got in some space on the penalty spot right before half time, but his shot whistled wide.
BSC had the first big chance of the second period, created by dynamic midfielder Robbie Duncan. After the ball came off the post, it fell to Orr on a narrow angle but he couldn’t finish from only yards out.
Lyons had a shot go narrowly over on the hour mark after a corner was only half cleared, but it was the visitors who would create the next chance – and scored it.
A low cross in from the right was met by Scott, who finished from a couple of yards out into the open net.
With a bit more urgency as full time approached, both Duncan and Gary Redpath had shots from inside the area but neither could find the back of the net.
Unpha Koroma had a chance up the other end, but his touch was just too heavy from the left side of the box and left him off balance whilst taking his shot and Stephen Barr got down well to save.
The point keeps BSC in seventh, with two big away games coming up against Cumbernauld Colts, in sixth, and Gala Fairydean Rovers, who are currently level on points with BSC but behind on goal difference.
That trip to Broadwood next week will be the first of three away games on the bounce as the Lowland League speeds towards it’s finale.
Team: Barr; Bowers, Bell, Toner, Traynor; Duncan, Cunningham, Redpath; Corrieri, Orr (Bembo 72), Lyons (Mansoor 82)
Not Used: Dryden, Keys, Woods