MATCH REPORT :: BSC Blow Away Whitehill
Whitehill Welfare 1 – 5 BSC Glasgow :: Ferrari Packaging Lowland League :: Ferguson Park, Rosewell :: 29th October 2016
Written by Sam Jenkinson
BSC Glasgow returned to winning ways after a dominant performance over Whitehill Welfare.
A late Ryan Holms finish topped off doubles from Aidan Ferris and Riccardo Corrieri as BSC moved up to sixth in the Lowland League table.
Corrieri returned to the starting line up as manager Mark Adams’ also brought Arnault Bembo back in.
After an early Welfare chance, with Paul Keys blocking Michael Osborne’s half volley, Ferris came close to netting the opener. A quick bit of play from Gary Redpath and Tom Woods left the striker in but his effort across Bryan Young’s goal went wide.
Woods came close with an excellent effort from a free kick but Young matched his shot, tipping over the bar.
Young was beaten five minutes later, though, as Ferris took his goals tally for the season into double figures. Lewis Bell took the initiative, dribbling forward before piercing the ball through the Welfare defence for Ferris to run on to and finish well across the Whitehill keeper.
The home side had the ball in the net from their next attack. After Alec King’s shot was saved well by Wilton, the ball was worked back into the box for Daryl Healy to finish, but he was quickly called offside.
It was then BSC’s turn to have a goal ruled out only to have their celebrations cut short. Redpath flicked on Robbie Duncan’s cross towards the back post and Ferris slid in, but the linesman’s flag went up to deny.
BSC doubled their lead just after the half hour mark. Corrieri got past the backtracking Charlie Denton before finishing well across Young.
Kevin Keane, substituted on after that goal, came close on the half hour mark but neither he nor Healy could connect with a deep cross.
After half time, Joe Wilton kept his side two goals up after a ball wasn’t fully cleared inside the BSC penalty box. Steven Manson shot low to his right, but Wilton matched it, pushing the ball away from goal.
Welfare did find their opener 10 minutes into the second period. A chipped ball through by Scott McCulloch left Healy able to nip in in front of Wilton to poke home.
However, that one goal cushion lasted less than a minute. Straight from kick off, Corrieri got down the right before putting a ball in to the back post, with Ferris well placed to header home brilliantly into the top left corner.
Denton looked to take matters into his own hands, going on a great run into the box before Wilton got out to latch on to the ball.
Corrieri doubled his tally with 25 minutes remaining. With the Welfare defence pushed high up, Bembo stole the ball in midfield before dinking forward to Corrieri. One on one with the keeper, he confidently took it past him before knocking the ball home.
BSC were playing with assurance and style as full time approached. Woods, Corrieri and Ferris combined well inside the area before winning a corner, which saw Bell’s header saved by Young.
Wilton then had to be alert again, stopping McCulloch’s powerful free kick before Denton fired wide from an acute angle. The keeper then stopped Healy’s glancing header which looked to be sneaking in at the back post.
With three minutes remaining, BSC youth product Joe Irvine came on and had a massive role in the fourth goal. Fellow substitute Holms ran inside from the left, dragging away full back John Hall and creating space for the midfielder to get down the left, before he put a ball back across for Holms to finish under Bryan Young, with Matthew Beckett coming in just too late to make sure after the ball had crossed the line.
It’s a big game for Adams’ and his side next week as they return to K-Park to take on East Kilbride. Martin Lauchlan’s side have won 26 games on the bounce, with their last defeat coming to Welfare in March, two weeks after BSC also beat them at Lochburn Park.
Team: Wilton; Duncan, Bell, Toner, Keys; Bembo, Cunningham, Redpath (Irvine, 87); Woods; Ferris (Holms, 79), Corrieri (Beckett, 84)
Not Used: Barr (GK), Niven