MATCH PREVIEW :: Spartans vs. BSC Glasgow
Written by Sam Jenkinson
Saturday will bring unfamiliar surroundings for BSC Glasgow on Saturday as they play away from the Indodrill Stadium for the first time in four games.
Edinburgh side Spartans are the opponents on Saturday in BSC’s last game before a short Christmas break.
Now in his fifth season, manager Douglas Samuel’s side are once again near the top of the Lowland League tree.
Champions of the inaugural Lowland League campaign in 2014, they have followed up with fifth and second place finishes in respective seasons and currently sit fourth, one place and seven points clear of BSC.
Saturday’s game therefore promises a massive three points for the victor. For BSC, a first victory at Ainslie Park since January 2015 will bring them that much closer to the top 4, whilst also keeping them ahead of the mid-table group.
The last two games have been encouraging for Mark Adams and his coaching staff. Two victories over Preston Athletic and Gretna FC 2008 provided a confidence boost before some tough games coming up.
Joe Wilton and the BSC defence also got a big lift after Saturday’s encounter. A solid defensive effort saw them pick up their third clean sheet of the season, with the Gretna front line stifled by Wilton, captain Mark Toner and co.
In the reverse fixture in September, Saturday’s hosts came out on top with a 2-1 win. They had to come back from an early deficit however after Aidan Ferris converted a penalty.