BSC Leave It Late
BSC Glasgow 2 – 0 Vale of Leithen FC :: Ferrari Packaging Lowland League :: Indodrill Stadium :: 5th October 2016
Written by Sam Jenkinson
Two goals in the last ten minutes saw BSC Glasgow defeat Vale of Leithen on Wednesday night and catapult themselves into sixth place in the Lowland League table.
A stunning Gerard Traynor effort straight from a corner put BSC ahead before Shaun Bowers sealed the win in the dying seconds after being laid in by Vincent Newlands.
Manager Mark Adams’ brought Arnault Bembo came in for his first start of the season after an impressive showing off the bench against Selkirk, whilst Matt Beckett also replaced Robbie Duncan in the starting line up.
Although it took until the 84th minute for the first goal, both sides could have opened the scoring within the first five minutes. Blair Atkinson had the first chance of the night, but miscued his effort from just inside the area and it sailed wide.
BSC then went forward for the first time, and some good build up play led to Woods finding a floated cross towards Beckett at the back post, but the winger couldn’t finish past Jamie Shiel.
Lewis Bell had a good chance as both sides settled into the game, with his towering header coming off the top of the bar after another good ball in by Woods.
BSC were restricted to strikes from distance as the first half continued, with Vale defending solidly and looking to get forward quickly. Wilton, excellent again after a good performance on Saturday, denied Atkinson twice more as neither side could open the scoring before the half time whistle.
Woods had to be replaced at the break after going down with a dead leg, with Duncan coming on in the middle of midfield to replace him.
Robert Jones, also back in the side, had a good chance inside the area after Beckett took the ball past his full back and found the big striker at the near post. He could only find the side netting after a decent first touch, however.
Wilton made another smart stop from Sean Stewart after a deep cross found the winger at the back post as neither side could fashion that clear cut chance that would open the scoring.
And it took an amazing effort from Traynor to find that massive first goal. Aidan Ferris, harrying the defence all night, pressed well and won the ball before winning his side a corner. Traynor took, and it sailed all the way in, over Shiels and in at the back post.
Substitute Brendan Edwards had a chance to swing a ball in as Vale looked to get an equaliser, but Wilton came out well to catch.
And that proved costly as BSC kept possession before sealing the game. Newlands was played through, but his low effort was saved by Shiels down low, before the midfielder gathered the ball again and found Bowers, driving inside from right back. The Celtic loanee fired along the ground first time and put it past Shiels to seal the three points and put BSC back on the winning track.
Adams’ side now face a first ever trip to Ochilview to face Lowland League new boys East Stirlingshire this Saturday. Shire sit two places above BSC in the table in fourth, following a strong start to the season.
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Team: Wilton; Bowers, Bell, Toner, Traynor; Bembo, Cunningham; Beckett (Newlands, 74), Woods (Duncan 45), Ferris; Jones (Dryden, 89)
Not Used: Barr (GK), Mansoor, Keys, Niven