MATCH PREVIEW :: Rosewell Return For BSC and Mark Adams
Whitehill Welfare’s Rosewell Stadium will always hold a special place in the history of BSC Glasgow, as the place where the team picked up their first ever piece of silverware.
A 2-0 victory over Civil Service Strollers saw Iain King’s men victorious in the South Challenge Cup 17 months ago, and this Saturday BSC return to take on Steven Hislop’s side.
Welfare find themselves in eight place going into this tie as the half way point of the Lowland League season approaches. With five wins and five defeats from their 11 games, Whitehill will be looking to pick up all three points to kick-start a run of league form.
Their last home tie saw an impressive victory over high-flying Spartans, with Cieran Chalmers netting the only goal towards the end of the 90 minutes. Last week, a long away trip to Wick Academy in the Scottish Cup ended in defeat after taking a first half lead through Scott McCulloch.
For BSC, it’s a chance to return to form after a tough October. Narrow cup defeats to Abbey Vale and Beith Juniors followed a loss in their last league showing against East Stirlingshire. In 11th place, a win could propel Mark Adams’ side all the way up to sixth.
A trip to Rosewell is also a personal event for the BSC manager. Adams spent just under two seasons as Welfare assistant manager until leaving to join BSC to shape and coach their new under 20’s side.
By coincidence, Welfare were the opponents in Adams’ first league game in charge at Lochburn Park at the start of this year. An impressive 2-0 victory followed for a new-look BSC side, with Aidan Ferris getting amongst the goals that day.