Lowland League Roundup – Matchday 14

A full card of GeoSonic Lowland League fixtures is a hard things to beat, especially when there are loads of excellent matchups and scorelines that upset the status quo. Jordan, Martin, Ronan and Craig are back to bring you the lowdown on what you missed if you weren’t at a match this weekend!


by Craig Edwards

BSC Glasgow came from behind to beat defending champions Spartans and move up to third in the GeoSonic Lowland League table.

The hosts started the better and took the lead after fifteen minutes when Declan Hughes flicked in Carlo Pignatiello’s volley after Spartans had failed to clear the initial cross into the box.

The visitors woke up after conceding and after going close from a corner, got their equaliser.

Stephen MacDonald heading home Alan Brown’s cross on the half hour mark before a Ross McMillan own goal completed the turnaround for Spartans to give them a half-time lead when the BSC captain turned Jack Smith’s cross into his own net.

BSC, it could be argued, were unlucky to go in at the break behind but came out in the second half fighting and got level seven minutes into the second half.

McMillan made up for his own goal in the first half as he powered a header past Blair Carswell in the Spartans goal to make it two apiece.

Both teams went in search for a winner and it was the home side that would grab it with eight minutes to play. A great flick from Jamie Mills set up Hughes who curled an effort into the bottom corner and out of the keeper’s reach to cue wild celebrations from the BSC Glasgow staff and supporters.

The result moves BSC Glasgow ahead of their Edinburgh rivals and up to third place behind Kelty Hearts and East Kilbride while Spartans slip down to sixth place as their poor run continues.


by Jordan Robertson

Edinburgh Uni continued their recent run of good form with an excellent away win over East Stirlingshire. The visitors flew out of the traps and managed to build a 2-0 lead in short order.

The hosts created a few chances however none were converted and the game was level going into half time. After the restart the hosts looked to get a goal back and they came close several times.

Ross Allum missed several chances and hit the post from a corner. However, with half an hour to go Allum grabbed his 11th goal of the season to get the home side back in it but it would not be enough and the game ended. This result puts the visitors six points ahead of East Stirlingshire.


by Ronan Alexander

East Kilbride opened up a four point gap ahead of third place BSC Glasgow after a 2-0 victory over Gretna 2008.
Paul Woods opened the scoring after 20 minutes  after he stabbed home a Chris Humphrey cross. Woods doubled Kilby’s advantage shortly before full time after he beat the offside trap.
The victory takes Stuart Malcolm’s men a point behind Kelty Hearts with a game in hand whilst Gretna remain in 12th place with all the teams around them also falling to defeats.


by Jordan Robertson

Cumbernauld Colts added to Dalbeattie Star’s woes on Saturday when they defeated them to make it five losses in a row for the visitors.

The hosts took the lead within a minute of the game kicking off through Sean Brown, who tapped home from Craig Holmes cross. The hosts then doubled their advantage on 51 minutes, this time it was creator turning into scorer when Craig Holmes lashed home.

Seven minutes later Colts had a three goal lead when Stephen O’Neill sent a stunning free kick curling into the back of the Dalbeattie net. This result ensures that Colts remain level on points with BSC and Edusport, whilst Star are second bottom with just eight points.


by Martin Fleming

It was Kelty Hearts that grabbed all three points at Forthbank to prolong their stay at the top of the table.

Despite a decent game from the Uni boys, Kelty grabbed their only goal just before half time when Ciaren Chalmers slotted it home his fifth goal of the season. Chris Geddes’ men tried their utmost to get back in the game and had some good spells of domination in the play, however they couldn’t grab the equaliser.

Kelty maintain their one point lead at the top of the table while University of Stirling fall into the bottom three.


by Martin Fleming

Gala Fairydean Rovers couldn’t keep up their recent good run of form in a home defeat to fourth placed Edusport Academy.

Gala suffered the ignominy of an own goal only five minutes in and Edusport continued their domination thanks to Marc Kelly finding the back of the net after eighteen minutes. There wasn’t much to report in the rest of the game as Gala desperately tried to find a goal or two but couldn’t break through Edusport’s defence.

Edusport move up to 4th thanks to this victory while Gala maintain their midtable position in 9th.


by Ronan Alexander

Civil Service Strollers claimed a vital three points over Edinburgh neighbours Whitehill Welfare after a stoppage time winner.

Strollers completed the loan signing of Hibs goalkeeper Kevin Dabrowski before kick off, but it was struggling Welfare who took the lead. Kyle Mitchell opened the scoring after 19 minutes with Kieran Somerville grabbing the assist.

On the hour mark, Jordan Hopkinson got the visotors on level terms before David Churchill scored a 90th minute headrer to snatch all three points for Gary Jardine’s men.

The defeat for Welfare leaves them rooted to the bottom of the table and resulted in coaching staff Jock Landells, Stevie Thomson and Jim Rae resigning from their jobs. Whitehill Under 20’s manager Grant Sandison will take temporary charge of first team affairs at the Rosewell club.