BSC Glasgow v East Stirlingshire



Date Time League Season
19th May 2019 14:00 Lowland League Cup 2018-19


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
BSC Glasgow202Win
East Stirlingshire011Loss


BSC Glasgow v East Stirlingshire 19/5/19 – Reporter: Ewan Malcolm

East Stirlingshire stumbled at the final hurdle in their pursuit for some late season silverware with a 2-1 defeat to BSC Glasgow in the Lowland League Cup final on Sunday.

Shire fans arrived in their numbers with the hope that their side would win a historic final at East Peffermill. However, two first half goals from Cammy Ballantyne and Martin Grehan denied Derek Ure his first trophy as Shire boss despite Steven Brisbane’s second half strike.

Having fallen behind early in each of the previous three rounds, fans of Shire could be forgiven if they expected a similar outcome again. However, against expectations, it was Shire who threatened first when Andy Rodgers carved out some space for himself before unleashing a speculative shot that very nearly gave his side the perfect start.

Shire, having weathered a flurry of BSC attacks, were undone on the half hour mark when Ballantyne was allowed too much room to pick his spot and fire beyond Jamie Barclay to give Stephen Swift’s side a deserved lead.

Swift, while trying to stay focused on the job at hand, struggled to contain his delight when his side doubled their advantage through Grehan who fired home after benefitting from a fortunate deflection into his path.

After a meek first half Shire’s aim was clear, force an early goal in the second. That aim was achieved when Brisbane’s deflected strike looped over Ryan Marshall before nestling in the back of the net.

With hope renewed, Shire went in search of a game levelling goal and, for the first time in the game, forced BSC’s defence into making desperate challenges. Further spice was added to an already exhilarating tie when Ben Quigley saw red after a reckless last-ditch challenge.

The stars seemed to be aligning for Shire with Barclay making stops at one end and Rodgers and co probing for a vital equaliser at the other. However, despite their man advantage, chances were few and far between.

That was until Rodgers found himself unmarked in the dying seconds of the game, but the normally reliable big game player saw his header drift inches wide of forcing extra time.

Shire’s anguish starkly contrasted that of the relief felt by a BSC side that had, in truth, limped over the line. However, Derek Ure’s attention now turns to continuing his rebuild of a squad that has faltered in its goals this season and with Berwick Rangers’ demotion from League 2, that has become a tougher proposition.


Match Details: Drummond Calder

East Stirlingshire: 1. Jamie Barclay (Captain) 2. Connor Greene (LCD) 3. Fraser Neave (LB) 4. Graeme MacGregor (RB) 5. Andy Grant (RCD) 6. Simon White (RCM) 7. Andy Rodgers (LF) 8. Jaime Gallagher (LCM) 9. Steven Brisbane (LM) 10. Paul McCafferty (RF) 11. David McCaughie (RM) Subs 12. Chris McKee (not used) 14. Steven Smith (LCM) (came on for 8. Jaime Gallagher in 74 mins) 15. Ross Allum (RF) (came on for 10. Paul McCafferty in 63 mins) 16. Danny McFadden (not used) 17. Iain Ure (gk) (not used) 18. Derek Ure  (LCM) (came on for 11. David McCaughie in 81 mins) 19. Danny Ashe (not used)

BSC Glasgow: 1. Ryan Marshall 2. Jamie McCormack (RB) 3. Jamie Mills (LB) 4. Ben Quigley (RCD) 5. Ross Smith (LCD) (Captain) 6. Robbie McNab (LCM) 7. Carlo Pignatiello (RM) 8. Declan Hughes (RCM) 9. Tom Orr (LF) 10. Martin Grehan (RF) 11. Cameron Ballantyne (LM) Subs 12. Thomas Collins (not used) 14. Ross Lindsay (LCM) (came on for 6. Robbie McNab in 46 mins) 15. Joe Irvine (not used) 16. Jordan Marshall (not used) 17. David Verlaque (not used) 21. Stephen Barr (gk) (not used)

Ht 0-2 Ft 1-2

East Stirlingshire Scorer – 1) Steven Brisbane (55 mins)

East Stirlingshire Assist – 1) TBC

East Stirlingshire Bookings – 1) Fraser Neave (80 mins) 2 ) Derek Ure (82 mins)

BSC Glasgow Scorers – 1) Cameron Ballantyne (35 mins) 2) Martin Grehan (43 mins 50 secs)

BSC Glasgow Assists – 1) TBC 2) TBC

BSC Glasgow Red Card – 1) Ben Quigley (Straight Red) (58 mins)

Crowd: 346

Referee: Scott Lambie

Assistant Referees: Craig Ferguson, Ryan Lee

Fourth Official: Iain Sneddon


Edinburgh University Association FC

BSC Glasgow

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Ryan MarshallGoalkeeper0000
2Jamie McCormackDefender0000
3Jamie MillsDefender0000
4Ben QuigleyDefender0001
5Ross SmithDefender0000
6Robbie McNab 14Midfielder0000
7Carlo PignatielloMidfielder0000
8Declan HughesMidfielder0000
9Thomas OrrForward0000
10Martin GrehanForward1000
11Cameron BallantyneMidfielder1000
14Ross Lindsay 6Midfielder0000

East Stirlingshire

# Player Position Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1Jamie BarclayGoalkeeper0000
2Connor GreeneDefender0000
3Fraser NeaveDefender0010
4Graeme MacGregorDefender0000
5Andy GrantDefender0000
6Simon WhiteMidfielder0000
7Andy RodgersForward0000
8Jaime Gallagher 14Midfielder0000
9Steven BrisbaneMidfielder1000
10Paul McCafferty 15Forward0000
11David McCaughie 18Midfielder0000
14Steven Smith 8Midfielder0000
15Ross Allum 10Forward0000
18Derek Ure 11Midfielder0010
Yellow Cards
Red Cards