Lowland League Roundup – Matchday 28

Only two matches to round-up this week due to five postponments but Craig and Jordan have all 12 goals covered.


by Craig Edwards

BSC Glasgow took advantage of being the only game to beat the weather on Saturday to move four points clear in the race for second place in the GeoSonic Scottish Lowland League.

The hosts started brightly and were unlucky not to be ahead within a minute as a corner was cleared off the line by Dalbeattie.

It took to the 16th minutes before BSC took the lead. Jamie Mills with a cross that was well controlled by Tom Orr who placed his shot into the top corner. The lead was doubled just after the half hour mark when Hugh Cameron put the ball into his own net from Jamie McCormack’s cross.

The hosts third came five minutes before the break. Mills with another cross from the left caused chaos in the six yard box and eventually the ball fell to a BSC man in Martin Grehen to bundle the ball into the back of the net.

Star started the second half much brighter and pulled a goal back through a placed strike from the edge of the box from Calvin Cowie. Any chance of a comeback was short lived as Star’s goalkeeper couldn’t hold Euan O’Reilly’s curling effort and Orr was on hand to tap home.

Both sides stay in the same position in the league table while BSC have a couple weeks break before there next league game, against Dalbeattie Star while Dalbeattie welcome another team in the battle for second in Kelty Hearts next weekend.


by Jordan Robertson

East Stirlingshire’s impressive seven game unbeaten streak came to an end on Friday as they narrowly lost out in a thrilling game to Civil Service Strollers.

The first of many goals in this one came in the 15th minute. Jordan Hopkinson reacted quickest to prod home the opener for the visiting side. David Churchill then doubled Strollers lead 20 minutes later.

The home side were not prepared to roll over though and they pulled a goal back less than two minutes later from the penalty spot. Prolific Ross Allum was brought down in the area and Paul McCafferty slotted the resultant penalty home.

After the half time break the home side applied some serious pressure and their efforts paid off. Rangers loanee Scott Gray whipped in a corner which was met by Andrew Grant who levelled the scoreline.

Buoyed by their comeback, East Stirlingshire looked to get the goal that would put them ahead however poor defending allowed Strollers man David Churchill to get his second of the game and put the visiting ahead once again.

However, as seemed to be the case throughout this game, East Stirlingshire fought back and levelled the scoreline again only two minutes later. This time it was scorer turning provider as Paul McCafferty’s cross was sent into the back of the Strollers net by David McCaughie.

There was some rather fitting late drama to settle this one. A goal mouth stramash in the home side’s box led to the ball falling to the feet of Strollers midfielder Ross Guthrie who bundled the ball home to seal the 3 points for the visitors.

A tremendous game where two sides gave everything to try and take all three points. This victory now brings Civil Service Strollers level on points with Kelty Hearts, albeit the Fife side do have a game in hand.