Lowland League round-up: Students claim full points

Spartans fight back for win

Monday, 4th April 2016, 8:00 am

BSC Glasgow 0

Edinburgh University 2

The match kicked was moved to K Park due to BSC’s home pitch at Maryhill being unplayable. After 17 minutes Callum Murray received a square pass and from 25 yards he drilled the ball low into the net off the left-hand post to put the students in front. McCrory-Irving was denied twice after the break but Edinburgh sealed the points on 70 minutes when Guthrie controlled the ball in the box turned quickly and fired a low, left-foot shot under Moore.

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BSC Glasgow: Moore, Cameron, Tushy, Niven, Brosky, A Bembo, Ferris, Cunningham, Jones, Dryden, E Bembo. Subs: Mansoor, Woods, Haji, Komitski, Cruickshanks.

Edinburgh Uni: Tait, Thomson, McIntosh, Vila, Black, Murray, Evans, Irvine, Guthrie, McCrory-Irving, Paterson. Subs: Sutherland, Collins, Scott, Davidson.

Preston Athletic 0

Stirling University 5

Stirling went into the break one up after Craig Pennycuick could only palm a Paul Sludden free-kick into the net. Straight from kick-off Sludden converted a debatable penalty, and Jeff Duah-Kessie rounded Pennycuick to slot home. Preston’s Nick Perry then headed onto the bar. David Scott also forced keeper Tim Hughes into a fine save. Chris Geddes curled in and Sludden completed his hat-trick with another penalty.

Preston Athletic: Pennycuick, Noble, Cochrane, J Todd, Davidson, Innes, Dewar (Scott), Barclay, Nicholson, Perry (K Park), Bruce (J Cochrane). Subs: S Park, Currie, Brydon.

Stirling University: Hughes, Burns, Sheridan, Cuff, Ashe (Jones), Leigh, Faulds, Gillen, Duah-Kessie (Pahleven), McCafferty (Geddes), Sludden. Subs: Nixon, Bonar, Marshall.

Spartans 3

Gala Fairydean 1

Spartans came from a goal down in a game that came to life in the second half. Gala took a 54th minute lead when Dean McColm’s shot trickled over the line despite the scrambling efforts of Spartans keeper Blair Carswell. Within 120 seconds, Keith Murray equalised from a Jack Beesley pass. Substitute Ewan Saunderson brought the home crowd to their feet with a sensational 25-yard strike that put Spartans ahead. Then, with eight minutes left, a diving header from David Greenhill from Murray’s cross sealed the points.

Spartans: Carswell, Thomson, Brown, Herd, Bruce, Greenhill, Beesley (Saunderson 68), Stevenson, Murray (Hunter 83), Horribine, Gray (Dishington 80). Subs: Maxwell, Morton.

Gala: Wilson, Stephen (Lamb 73), Miller (Clapperton 73), Hope, Allan, Herdman, Scott, Bonnar, Noble, McColm (Steele 66), R Aitchison. Subs: T Aitchison.