The Colts came into the game full of confidence off the back of a comprehensive victory against Peebles in the South Challenge Cup.
Although their tails were up they were also cautious of the fact that they were playing the league leaders and this demanded a degree of respect.
The game started at a decent pace and it was the Colts who had the first opportunity of the match when Brown broke through only for the ball to get away from him when a goal looked on.
Despite the strong start by the Colts it was BSC who broke the deadlock in the 36th minute with a spectacular overhead kick from around the penalty spot. The next 10 minutes proved to be very nervy for the Colts with BSC looking to consolidate their lead but they remained resolute and got their rewards when in the 41st minute O’Neil finsished in the box after some great work down the right by Sean Brown. Not content to go in level at half time the Colts continued to press and were rewarded on the 44th minute when Michael Wallace headed in at the back post following a great Stephen O’Neill dinked cross to the back post.
Half time BSC Glasgow 1-2 Cumbernauld Colts FC
The second half started from where the Colts had left off and the pressure on BSC began to take its toll as evidenced when BSC received a couple of yellow cards within 10 minutes of the restart. Not long after this on the hour mark Colts grabbed a 3rd goal when Sean Brown, with a sublime first touch, finished through the keepers legs after latching onto a great Craig Murray ball over the top. The response from BSC was to bombard the Colts’ goal with a succession of long balls but once more the Colts’ defence remained solid and managed to prevent BSC from adding to their first half effort. It was during this period that the Colts added to their lead in the 76th minute after some excellent counter attacking football led to Brown being upended in the BSC box. The ref immediately pointed to the spot and Murray slotted the ball home. Once again the BSC response was to pepper the Colts’ box with a series of long balls and were unfortunate not to score but even if they had it would have been too little too late as the Cumbernauld side saw out the remaining time to ensure that the points were taken back to Broadwood.
A fantastic advert for the Scottish Lowland Football League the Cumbernauld side now look forward to welcoming BSC back to Broadwood next weekend for what is sure to be an intriguing tie in the second of these back to back league games.