Corrieri Helps BSC Cruise To Win
BSC Glasgow 4 – 1 University of Stirling :: Ferrari Packaging Lowland League :: Indodrill Stadium, Alloa :: 7th January 2016
Written by Sam Jenkinson
BSC Glasgow roared to victory in their first game of 2017, quickly erasing an early University of Stirling lead to go on and take three points at the Indodrill Stadium.
A quickfire double from Riccardo Corrieri was topped off by second half efforts from Shaun Bowers and Aidan Ferris after Lewis Bonar had given the Students the lead within three minutes.
On an otherwise positive day for Mark Adams and BSC, they had to deal with the loss of Joe Wilton to injury after the goalkeeper suffered a broken collarbone in the first half. Substitute keeper Stephen Barr came in to make his first appearance for the BSC first team, and will have impressed his manager in an hour-long performance.
It was the visitors who started the game the quickest, with Bonar benefitting from an inch-perfect cross from Rory McEwan to sidefoot home past Wilton.
The students continued to dominate early, but were pegged back ten minutes after their opener. With not much seemingly on for Corrieri on the right hand side, he cut in and struck left footed from the edge of the area and found the top corner of Ryan Marshall’s goal.
Only minutes later, Corrieri struck again. Taking on the whole of the Stirling defence by himself, the winger drove forward from deep, making it into the box before shooting low between the legs of Marshall to give his side the lead.
After Wilton was replaced on the half hour mark, Robbie Duncan came inches away from doubling his side’s lead after an excellent counter attack orchestrated by Bowers.
Lewis Bell then went on a trademark mazy run before getting some shooting space just outside the box, but the Celtic loanee’s shot went just wide of Marshall’s left post.
Stirling goalscorer Bonar had two chances at the start of the second half, clipping the bar once and being denied by Barr as BSC held on to their lead.
And Bowers made the opposition pay for their missed chances eleven minutes into the second half. Picking up the ball on the edge of the box, the full back took a touch along the 18-yard box and struck across Marshall into the top left of the goal.
Ferris made it four ten minutes later. A diagonal ball towards the box forced the Stirling goalkeeper to sprint out, but the speedy striker was in first to take it past him before bearing down on goal and firing past the last defender.
BSC saw the game out well in the final 25 minutes, controlling possession and not allowing the students any way back into the game.
The win sees Adams’ side leapfrog Stirling into sixth place, one point behind Cumbernauld Colts in fifth. The focus is now on next Saturday’s away trip to Peffermill Playing Fields, where Edinburgh University play hosts. The two sides played out a goalless draw on a wet and windy night in the reverse fixture last August.
Team: Wilton (Barr 30); Bowers, Bell, Toner, Traynor; Redpath, Cunningham, Duncan (Bembo 84); Corrieri, Ferris, Lyons (Dryden 83)
Not Used: Jones, Beckett, Keys, Mansoor