Broque rocks BSC in topsy-turvey tussle

Posted on Sunday, August 28th, 2016

A save from the spot by Blair Carswell and a winning strike from Broque Watson, his first for the club since his loan move from Celtic, earned Spartans a hard fought 1-2 win against BSC Glasgow at the Indodrill Stadium.

Dougie Samuel shuffled his side round from the one that defeated Selkirk with Craig Stevenson back in the starting line-up along with Alan Brown who returned to the side for this Ferrari Packaging Lowland League match at the home of Alloa Athletic.

Spartans had the first opportunity of the match and it was one carved out nothing by Eddie Malone who squeezed in a cross from the touchline for Jamie Dishington who couldn’t direct his header home.

Despite having the bulk of the early possession, Spartans found themselves a goal down in the 12th minute after Jamie Dishington was adjudged to have upended Gerard Traynor in the box.  Aidan Ferris stepped to the send Carswell the wrong way to put the hosts ahead.

Spartans rallied and it was a frantic scrambled attempt in the home penalty area to deny Beesley then moments later, Malone could only look on agonisingly as his shot hit the post with Watson’s rebound attempt whizzing across the face of the goal for a thrown-in.

The home side were left feeling frustrated when Referee Newlands waved away claims for a penalty of their own when Watson was manhandled to the ground inside the BSC box.

With the game edging towards the interval, Spartans were awarded a free-kick out wide. Duncan’s foul on Malone setting up Beesley to deliver a trademark deadly set-piece which needed a nod from close range by Paul Thomson to send the teams into the sheds all square at half time.

HT: BSC Glasgow 1-1 Spartans

Ten minutes after the break, Spartans turned the game on its head and it was elementary stuff from Watson who finally found the net after a series of earlier chances.

The Scotland youth Internationalist used his RoadRunner-esque pace to whip in before the BSC defence before unleashing an unstoppable shot past Wilton.

Spartans looked to hit the hosts again to extend their lead and when Horribine was brought down just outside the box, Beesley’s free-kick cleared the wall but couldn’t keep his effort under the bar.

BSC almost drew level in somewhat controversial circumstances midway through the second half however it was the heroics of Carswell who denied Ferris his second spot kick success of the afternoon after the same player was deemed to have been fouled by Brown.

It was Carswell who was once again the saviour of Spartans when the keeper leaped to his top corner to push an excellent turn and shot combo from Jones over the bar.

As time pressed on, BSC searched for a late goal to earn a point however it was Samuel’s Spartans who held on to maintain their unbeaten run to the campaign.

Full Time: BSC Glasgow 1-2 Spartans

Spartans: Carswell, Thomson, Brown, Malone, Tolmie, Greenhill, Beesley (Raiker), Dishington, Watson (Mair), Horribine (Maxwell), Stevenson.  Subs (Unused) Herd, Gabiola, Gilpin

Match Photos, courtesy of Collarge Images can be found here

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