Lochburn Park, Glasgow
Saturday 18th April 2015
In a blisteringly warm Maryhill, two well matched sides played out an entertaining game despite the “end of season” tag. Although Gretna may count themselves to be unlucky to have suffered a late equaliser, in the end a draw was a fair result.
BSC started the stronger but poor finishing let them down and while they could have been 3 or 4 goals to good the first half was goalless until just before the interval when Iain Anderson latched on to a long ball from Brandon Longcake.
In a one-on-one with the advancing goalie, Iain rounded him and opened the scoring for Gretna FC 2008.
BSC started the second half as brightly as the first and quickly gained a free kick just outside the Gretna penalty area which was duly converted to square the game one all.
Gretna gained the ascendency as the half unfolded and Darren Addison unleashed a 40 yard strike which put them back in front. They kept the pressure on bringing three full stretch saves from the Glasgow goalkeeper in succession.
However as time ran down in the half and in the game, BSC gained the equaliser when Gretna thought they were home and hosed. The Gretna defence which had looked individually imposing but collectively vulnerable, couldn’t clear their lines in front of goal and BSC pounced to square the match two all.