Selkirk Halt BSC Streak
Selkirk 4 – 0 BSC Glasgow :: Ferrari Packaging Lowland League
Yarrow Park :: 1st October 2016
Written by Sam Jenkinson
BSC Glasgow’s four game winning run was brought to an end on Saturday, with Borders side Selkirk putting on an impressive performance to take all three points.
The home side were ahead inside a minute and BSC never really got going after that, with Dale Baxter completing a hat trick and Ricky Millar heading in to complete the scoring.
Manager Mark Adams’ brought Arnault Bembo back into the matchday squad after injury, with Mark Toner also making his first start since injury against Hawick in August.
Unfortunately for BSC, Hearts loanee Baxter gave them an early mountain to climb, finding space inside the area to fire home first time after a low cross in from the right.
Tom Woods was inches away from bringing BSC back into the game minutes later, after Aidan Ferris knocked the ball back to him in space 25 yards out. The young midfielder’s strike came off the bar, however, and BSC remained a goal behind.
BSC could have been further behind if it hadn’t been for two world class saves from Joe Wilton, after two direct balls were played into the area forcing the keeper to react.
Baxter grabbed his second halfway through the opening period, roofing a finish at the near post after some good work down the right by Andrew Fleming.
BSC had their best spell of the game towards the end of the first half, putting together some nice moves inside the final third. However, shots from Robbie Duncan and Shaun Bowers failed to test Mark Wilson in the Selkirk goal and they went in two goals behind.
It was three less than five minutes into the second half. A series of corners led to Millar pulling away to the penalty spot before powerfully heading in across Wilton.
Wilton made another good save from Phillip Addison after Millar played a straight ball over the top.
Gary Redpath and Bembo came on before the hour mark as BSC looked to salvage something from the game, but minutes later Baxter won a penalty after being taken down by Christian Kasongo in the area. The forward netted, sending Wilton the wrong way, and condemning BSC to their first defeat since the end of August.
BSC held possession well in the final stages, but attempts to open the scoring were thwarted by a deep defensive line holding solid.
Bowers attempted to drive through it, and eventually found Ferris whose shot was deflected for a corner.
Fortunately for BSC, there is no time to dwell on the defeat as they return to league action this Wednesday, with the visit of Vale of Leithen to the Indodrill Stadium. Vale currently sit two points and two places above BSC in sixth in the Lowland League table, so Adams and his side will be looking to move up on Wednesday evening.
Team: Wilton; Bowers, Kasongo, Bell, Toner; Duncan (Beckett 67), Cunningham, Dryden (Bembo 55), Keys (Redpath 55); Woods; Ferris
Not Used: Barr (GK), Niven, Newlands