BSC Glasgow 2 Lochee United 1

Match report by Jim Davie

It was as easy as ABC for BSC as the Glasgow side swept Lochee aside in this William Hill Scottish Cup 2nd round replay at Alloa’s Indodrill Stadium.

The home side dominated throughout bar a late flurry by a depleted Bluebells squad and deservedly won through to a third round tie away to East Fife.

As early as the second minute Michael Anderson headed just wide of the target as the home side exerted the early pressure. Lochee keeper Jordan Millar then had to be alert to keep out a shot from Tom Collins.

BSC Glasgow should have gone ahead on the 15 minute mark when Declan Hughes just failed to connect with a cross from the left. The home side must have wondered what they had to do to score when Jamie Hamilton crashed a shot off the underside of Millar’s bar on 21 minutes.

Sixr minutes later, though, BSC deservedly took the lead. A corner from the right was cleared but only as far as David McKAY and he drove the ball home from the edge of the box.

The Bluebells just weren’t in the game and, had Martin Grehan’s finish been more deadly in front of goal, they would have been further than one goal behind at half time.

It took just 10 minutes into the second half for BSC to increase their lead when HAMILTON hit a low drive past Millar.

Alan Tulleth came on for Kevin Buchan as Lochee tried to find a way back and Ross Gallacher had their first real attempt on goal after 62 minutes.

The visitors came into the game a bit more without really hurting the home side and they at least were keeping the score respectable.

Millar produced a great save from a BSC free kick, touching the ball onto the underside of the bar, but there was more drama five minutes from time. Substitute Reece Ritchie went down in the box under a challenge and the referee pointed to the spot. Up stepped Logan DAVIE to send keeper Ryan Marshall the wrong way.

Lochee sensed that they might somehow salvage the tie and pressed forward, ensuring a nervous last few minutes for the home side.

As Lochee surged forward BSC broke upfield and Jordan Northcott almost added a third but instead brought out another good save from Millar just as the whistle sounded to end the game.

BSC Glasgow: Marshall, McCormack (McNab 64), Mills, Anderson, Smith, McMillan, Hamilton, Collins, Hughes, Grehan (Northcott 71), McKay.

Lochee United: J Millar, McNally, Kenneth, D Millar, McDonald, Lawson, Cameron (Ritchie 72), Gallacher, Cavanagh, Davie (Deasley 85), Buchan (Tulleth 62).

Written on 27 October 2019