Impressive BSC Stung by Hughes
East Kilbride 3 - 1 BSC Glasgow :: Ferrari Packaging Lowland League :: K-Park, East Kilbride :: 5th November 2016
Written by Sam Jenkinson
A late free kick from Declan Hughes killed off a spirited BSC Glasgow comeback as they looked to bring East Kilbride’s perfect start to the Lowland League season to an end at K-Park.
Aidan Ferris brought his side back into the game after early goals in each half from Hughes and Ross McNeil left Kilby two goals to the good. BSC then had the better of the game, but Hughes curled a free kick into the left corner to give his side all three points.
Mark Adams named an unchanged eleven from the side that dominated Whitehill Welfare last week, with Riccardo Corrieri and Ferris starting together up front as BSC looked to take the game to the league leaders.
They had an uphill battle to climb from the third minute, however. Joe Wilton punched clear a cross from the left, only as far as Hughes who sweetly struck his volley before watching it rise into the top right corner.
BSC responded well to the early goal, with Gary Redpath driving through and winning a corner after some good work by Robbie Duncan. Lewis Bell rose to meet the corner, but his header went wide.
Redpath then had a great chance to level the scoring after Ferris chipped a cross towards the back post, but the midfielder saw his half volley saved by Jacob Kean.
Hughes, Adam Strachan and Sean Winter threatened from distance for the home side, but Wilton was equal to their efforts as BSC impressed in front of a substantial crowd at K-Park.
Arnault Bembo had a chance from inside the area after some good work by Ferris to hold off a defender, but his goalbound shot was blocked well by a deep East Kilbride defender.
All the good work in the first half didn’t produce a goal, however, and EK made their opponents pay early in the second. A run down the left created space for McNeil on the corner of the six yard box to hammer home and double his side’s lead.
The striker could have netted again from a similar move, but Wilton was behind the shot to clear as BSC looked for a way back into the game.
Ferris looked to be the most likely, after a positive bit of play by Bell left the striker chasing a through ball to win a corner. Nothing came of Tom Woods’ cross, but BSC kept possession inside the EK half, eventually ending after an enticing Paul Keys cross into the six yard box had no takers.
Half way through the second half, Ferris added to his impressive tally. His 12th goal of the season came after a nice through ball left him one on one, before the striker beat Kean to the ball, picked himself up and slotted into the empty net.
Redpath again came close as the nerves set in for the EK players. Ferris skinned Barry Russell down the right, before getting his cross in. Redpath, however, fired just over as BSC came so close to an equaliser.
EK ended the chance of that happening with six minutes to go. Hughes curled in his free kick from 25 yards to extend his side’s lead at the top of the Lowland League table.
BSC now dust themselves down, before a three game home run gets underway at the Indodrill Stadium in Alloa. Dalbeattie Star visit this Saturday after the two sides played out a scintillating 3-2 earlier this season, with the Borders side coming out on top that day.
Team: Wilton; Duncan (Bowers, 67), Bell, Toner, Keys; Redpath, Cunningham, Bembo (Jones 84); Woods (Holms 83); Corrieri, Ferris
Not Used: Barr (GK), Niven, Dryden, Beckett