BSC Glasgow v East Stirlingshire



Date Time League Season
27th July 2019 15:00 Scottish Lowland Football League 2019-20


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
BSC Glasgow011Draw
East Stirlingshire101Draw


BSC Glasgow v East Stirlingshire 27/7/19 – Reporter: Ewan Malcolm

East Stirlingshire’s opening game of the 2019/20 Lowland League season ended in a fiery 1-1 draw against BSC Glasgow at the Indodrill Stadium on Saturday.

Alloa has proven to be an unhappy hunting ground for Derek Ure’s Shire having lost 2-0 to Stephen Swift’s side at the end of last season. Swift also ensured Ure’s inaugural season as Shire manager ended on a sour note when he defeated his counterpart’s side 2-1 in the Lowland League Cup final. However, the side that suffered those defeats has been ruthlessly cut down and replaced with a group of players the club insist can help propel them towards not only title success, but also promotion.

Misplaced passes and mistimed runs culminated in an opening 20 minutes to forget for those in attendance as both sides struggled to make an impact. A major criticism of Shire last season stemmed from an inability to be clinical in the most decisive games. However, with 25 minutes gone and with neither side coming close to threatening an opener, Jordan Tapping provided that clinical edge. The Shire defender found himself unmarked at a corner to head home Mark Millar’s teasing delivery and, in the process, vindicate Ure’s decision to bring him back to the club.

Tapping’s opener relaxed the visitors, with new boys Millar, Nicky Low and Bobby Barr showing their class as they sought to unpick a characteristically resolute BSC backline. However, despite Shire’s newfound pomp, they had to settle for a one goal advantage at the break.

After an indifferent opening to the second half, the home side were gifted a route back into the game when Adam Murray was adjudged to have fouled Tom Orr in the box despite the Shire defender looking as though he had won the ball cleanly. Orr dispatched the resulting penalty with aplomb to further infuriate the aggrieved visitors.

Orr’s equaliser seemed to antagonise both sets of players with former Shire player Robbie McNab guilty of more than a few hacks at the impressive Low. The former Aberdeen and Queen of the South player returned the favour as the referee struggled to contain a game that threatened to boil over. Persistent fouling stifl ed any attacking play in the closing exchanges with both sides having to settle for an opening draw.

Derek Ure, while frustrated with the manner of BSC’s equaliser, will be pleased by his side’s ability to tough out a draw, but knows that wins are required if they are to challenge the upper reaches of the table this season.



Match Details: Drummond Calder

East Stirlingshire: 1. Jamie Barclay (Captain) 2. Martin Orr (RB) 3. Adam Murray (LB) 4. Jordan Tapping (RCD) 5. Connor Greene (LCD) 6. Mark Millar (RCM) 7. Jamie Dishington (RM) 8. Nicky Low (LCM) 9. Peter MacDonald (CF) 10. Matty Flynn (CM) 11. Bobby Barr (LM). Subs 12. Andy Grant (not used) 13. Jaime Gallagher (not used) 14. Evan Horne (CM) (came on for 7. Jamie Dishington in 85 mins 41 secs) 15. Andy Rodgers (CF) (came on for 9. Peter MacDonald in 73 mins 7secs) 16. Reis Peggie (not used) 17. Paul McCafferty (not used) 19. Iain Ure (sub gk) (not used)

BSC Glasgow: 1. Ryan Marshall 2. Jamie McCormack (RB) 3. Jamie Mills (LB) 4. Robbie McNab (RM) 5. Ross Smith (LCD) 6. Ross McMillan (Captain) (RCD) 7. Jamie Hamilton (LCM) 8. Declan Hughes (RCM) 9. Thomas Orr (LF) 10. Martin Grehan (RF) 11. Ross Lindsay (LM). Subs 12. Simon White (not used) 14. Thomas Collins (not used) 15. Michael Anderson (RM) (came on for 4. Robbie McNab in 75 mins 24 secs) 16. Robbie Duncan (not used) 17. Jordan Marshall (not used) 18. Ricky Miller (not used) 21. Stephen Barr (sub gk) (not used)

Ht 1-0 Ft 1-1

East Stirlingshire Scorer – 1) Jordan Tapping (23 mins 58 secs)

East Stirlingshire Assist – 1) Mark Millar

BSC Glasgow Scorer – 1) Thomas Orr (penalty) (56 mins 11 secs)

BSC Glasgow Assist – 1) N/A

East Stirlingshire Bookings – 1) Martin Orr (68 mins 12 secs) 2) Jordan Tapping (76 mins 32 secs) 3) Connor Greene (90+2 mins 7secs)

BSC Glasgow Bookings – 1) Jamie Hamilton (39 mins 19 secs) 2) Robbie McNab (71 mins 7secs) 3) Declan Hughes (75 mins 1 sec) 4) Ross Smith (80 mins 31 secs) 5) Ross McMillan (89 mins 19 secs) 6) Jamie McCormack (89 mins 31 secs)

Crowd: 212

Referee: Terry Ormiston

AR1: Dale Kerr

AR1: Niamh Westwood



BSC Glasgow

BSC Glasgow

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Ryan MarshallGoalkeeper0000
2Jamie McCormackDefender0010
3Jamie MillsDefender0000
4Robbie McNab 15Midfielder0010
5Ross SmithDefender0010
6Ross McMillanDefender0010
7Jamie HamiltonMidfielder0010
8Declan HughesMidfielder0010
9Thomas OrrForward1000
10Martin GrehanForward0000
11Ross LindsayMidfielder0000
15Michael Anderson 4Midfielder0000

East Stirlingshire

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Jamie BarclayGoalkeeper0000
2Martin OrrDefender0010
3Adam MurrayDefender0000
4Jordan TappingDefender1010
5Connor GreeneDefender0010
6Mark MillarMidfielder0100
7Jamie Dishington 14Midfielder0000
8Nicky LowMidfielder0000
9Peter MacDonald 15Forward0000
10Matty FlynnMidfielder, Forward0000
11Bobby BarrMidfielder0000
14Evan Horne 7Defender0000
15Andy Rodgers 9Forward0000
Yellow Cards
Red Cards