Aaron Murrell at the double for Spartans

Aaron Murrell has been in superb scoring form. Picture: Toby Williams
Aaron Murrell has been in superb scoring form. Picture: Toby Williams
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An Aaron Murrell double secured full points for Spartans in a tight affair against BSC Glasgow at Ainslie Park.

Spartans got off to an ideal start with just 100 seconds on the clock after Derick Moore in the visitors goal dilly-dallied on a Stephen Bronsky pass-back allowing Murrell to score his 13th goal of the season with a tap in from the edge of the box.

It was almost a second for Murrell just moments later after he collected the ball inside the BSC half from a wayward pass. His race in on goal saw him round the goalkeeper who forced the striker wide enough to make the angle tight and his shot hit could only hit the post.

The visitors tried to get back into the game and were awarded a free kick on the edge of the box which David Gray cleared the Spartans wall but also Blair Carswell’s goal in the process.

BSC were, however, back on level terms just seven minutes after the interval when Callum Home found himself unmarked from a Gray corner to head home from six yards.

Spartans, though, restored their advantage on the hour mark after a delightful cross-field pass from Conner Duthie found David Greenhill, who crossed into the path of Murrell and he tapped home from close range.

As the game headed into injury time, Arnault Bembo had one final opportunity for BSC to try and salvage a point but he could only force his effort wide of Carswell’s post. Victory moves Spartans up to fourth in the table.

Spartans: Carswell, Brown, Malone, Thomson, Mackinnon, Greenhill, Dishington, Stevenson, Murrell (Saunderson 81), Herd, Duthie (Murray 69). Subs (Not used): Horribine, Grant, Trialist GK.

BSC Glasgow: Moore, Trialist, Ramsay, Home, Bronsky, Cameron (Johnstone 70), Ferris, Gray, Connolly, Hopes (A. Bembo 45), O’Hear. Subs (Not Used): E. Bembo, McDougall, Carnwath.