GK1Jonathan Grier   
 RB2Craig Murray   
 LB3Jeff Fergus   
 CB4Greg Pascazio   
 CB5Scott Davidson   
Off67CM6Jordan Pirrie   
Off80RWB7Craig Holmes   
 CM8Arnault Bembo   
 CF9Martin WrightScorer  
 CAM10Stephen O'Neill   
 LWB11Fraser TeamScorer  
On80 12Lewis Bonar   
  13Alexander Gilchrist   
  14Lewis Warnock   
  15Steven Tart   
On67 16Richard Kirwan   

02/08/2019  |  League

Cumbernauld Colts   2  v  1  BSC Glasgow

COLTS produced a Friday night feast for their fans in the first home game of the season by earning a dramatic win against Glasgow rivals BSC.

After a goalless first half Fraser Team put Colts in front which was cancelled out by a Jamie McCormack strike, but summer signing Marty Wright was on hand to secure all three points late into injury time.

Broadwood provided the perfect backdrop as Friday night football returned to Cumbernauld for the first time this season, with the recently installed new 4G pitch and state of the art dugouts all enhancing the feel-good factor in the stadium prior to kick-off.

And Colts began brightly creating their first chance in 10 minutes when Wright's cross from the right eluded everyone in the penalty area and Craig Holmes was unfortunate only to find the side netting from a tight angle at the back post.

Holmes then almost opened the scoring in spectacular fashion in 25 minutes when his audacious strike from 30 yards crashed back off the bar. The chance wasn't gone as the ball broke kindly for Team who watched his attempt also hit the woodwork as his left foot volley came back off the post and Wright should have scored from the rebound, but his close-range snapshot was held by BSC keeper Stephen Barr.

But it was the visitors who finished the first half stronger and in 37 minutes a sweeping move almost led to the opening goal when Martin Grehan flashed a header towards goal, but Colts keeper Jonny Grier made a great one handed save low at his right post.

The tempo of the game was raised by both teams at the start of the second period and in 47 minutes Colts talisman Stephen O'Neil went close with a low shot from just inside the box which Barr saved well.

And then at the other end in 51 minutes Jamie Hamilton found himself running clean through on goal but Grier was equal to the midfielder's low drilled effort.

Grier, who was making his competitive home debut for Colts, then produced another outstanding save in 55 minutes at close range to deny Thomas Orr from putting the Glasgow side into the lead.

The game was now wide open with play racing from end to end and in 58 minutes Wright had Colts best chance of the game so far when he was found at the back post by Craig Murray, but his sliding effort was blocked on the goal line by Barr.

However, the Colts persistence paid off in 63 minutes when Jordan Pirrie harassed the BSC defence into an error which allowed Wright to nip past goalkeeper Barr and square the ball into the path of Team who calmly placed his shot into the net from 10 yards.

The Broadwood men were now in the ascendency and in 72 minutes O'Neil had a great chance to double their advantage when he was one on one with Barr, but the normally reliable winger shot narrowly over the bar with only the keeper to beat.

BSC had been a threat all night inside the Colts box and in 76 minutes after a period of sustained pressure Orr drilled a low shot towards goal from the edge of the box which appeared to be going wide, but full-back McCormack slid the ball into the net at the back post to draw the visitor's level.

The equaliser made for a thrilling climax to this entertaining fixture as both teams threw caution to the wind in search of a winner and there were glorious chances at both ends of the pitch.

But it was Colts who came up trumps with a dramatic winner in the fourth minute of injury to send their fans home from Broadwood in delight.

O'Neil's clever wing play forced a Colts free kick on the right side of the penalty box. And from the free kick Murray crossed the ball dangerously deep into the penalty area, which Scott Davidson nodded back across the area and new boy Wright was on hand to calmly hook the ball into the net past Barr from close range and claim all three points for Colts.

Colts now travel to play University of Stirling next Saturday at Forthbank looking to make it three wins from three at the start of their Lowland League campaign.

BSC Glasgow; Barr, McCormack, Mills, Marshall, Smith, McNab, Hamilton, Hughes, Orr, Grehan, Lindsay. Subs; White, Collins, Duncan, Irvine, Brown.