BSC Lose Out To Gala
Gala Fairydean Rovers 2 – 1 BSC Glasgow :: Netherdale Stadium :: Ferrari Packaging Lowland League :: Saturday 11th March 2017
Written by Sam Jenkinson
BSC Glasgow suffered a narrow defeat to Gala Fairydean Rovers at Netherdale on Saturday.
A bright start from BSC was brought to an abrupt stop by Darren Smith before Billy Miller doubled Steven Noble’s side’s lead just after the break.
BSC pressed and found a way back into the game through an excellent Paul Keys effort, but it was too little too late and the home side held firm to take all three points.
Interim boss Jamie Hamilton welcomed back captain Mark Toner into the heart of his defence, with Robbie Duncan also returning to the starting eleven.
Tom Woods, playing in an advanced role, had BSC’s first chance, narrowly putting a glancing header wide.
The English youngster then fed Riccardo Corrieri, who shot from just outside the area but couldn’t find the target.
Miller hit the post via a Lewis Bell deflection for the home side, but they weren’t to be denied for much longer.
A clearance was latched onto by Smith, who took one touch before firing across Stephen Barr and into the bottom left corner.
Jason Krones headered wide for the home side after a counter attack, but his side went in at half time one goal to the good.
Morton loanee Thomas Orr replaced Shaun Bowers at the break after the full back continued to struggle with an injury sustained during the first period.
And it was two, with the hard-working Sean Paliczka finding Steven Noble at the near post. The striker turned and found Miller in space to slam home.
Keys replaced Woods on the hour mark as BSC looked to get back into the game. Gerard Traynor was presented with an opportunity from a dead ball, but fired over the bar.
Gala defended a succession of BSC corners comfortably and could have extended their lead through Miller, but Barr came out on top.
Keys made it interesting in the closing stages, fin ding space down the left before firing across Wright with a superb finish.
But late BSC pressure didn’t bring another goal and Gala put themselves up into sixth.
BSC drop down into tenth with five games remaining, but only five points separate them and Saturday’s opponents. Next up is a trip to Vale of Leithen. BSC won the reverse fixture, with defenders Traynor and Bowers finding the net on a wet night at the Indodrill Stadium.
Team: Barr; Bowers (Orr, 45), Bell, Toner, Traynor; Duncan, Bembo, Cunningham, Corrieri; Woods (Keys, 59), Ferris