Spartans go down at the death despite Dishington doozy

Posted on Sunday, August 13th, 2017

Spartans 100% start to the season fell in the final minute when a Gary Redpath strike saw BSC Glasgow pull of a smash and grab to head back across the M8 with three points in a tousy Lowland League encounter.

It was the home side who had the bulk of the early possession and they got their reward in the 8th minute after Craig Stevenson worked his way to the bye-line before Alan Brown’s pass was thumped home by Jamie Dishington.

Moments later, David Greenhill found himself a mere shoelace width away from pouncing in the box to poke home a cross to put light between the sides.

The visitors felt aggrieved not to have been awarded a penalty kick on the half hour mark, with claims of handball inside the home eighteen yard box.  Referee Luke was unimpressed, but not as much as visiting gaffer Swift who volleyed a water bottle up the touchline in protest.  The action earned him a chance to watch the game from behind the barrier.

BSC equalised against the run of play ten minutes before the break when Robbie Duncan swooped to net a rebound following Blair Carswell’s save to send the sides in level at the interval.

The second half was almost akin to game of chess as both sides looked for that checkmate moment.

On the hour mark, Spartans made a double substitution, with Brandon Archibald and Scott Wilson replacing Greenhill and Khutsisvili.

Youngster Archibald, a product of the Under 20s pathway, came close to making the ultimate of impacts after he twinkled toed past his marker before unleashing a thunderous drive that flashed narrowly wide of the BSC sticks.

Carswell then pulled off a tremendous save, finger-tipping the ball from the foot of a pouncing visitors boot on the six yard line that would have undoubtedly resulted in a goal.

It looked like shares would be spoiled as the game heading into injury time until Redpath popped up to register an unlikely winner at the death.

FT: Spartans 1-2 BSC Glasgow

Spartans: Carswell, Herd, Brown, Tolmie, Thomson, Greenhill (Wilson), Dishington, Stevenson, Allum, McFarland, Khutsishvili (Archibald).  Unused Subs: Corbett, Atkinson, Maxwell, Nixon, Stobie.

The Malt and Hops Man of the Match: Jamie Dishington




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Date: Friday 17th May
Opponent: Dumbarton
Venue:Ainslie Park
Competition: Play-Off Final 2nd Leg
Kick off: 7.30pm

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