By Dale Eaton
BSC Glasgow’s fairytale Scottish Cup run continues as they will face off with either Hibernian or Dundee United in the 5th round.
The Lowland League outfit are now the lowest ranked side left in the cup by a fair stretch. They dumped out fellow lowland league side East Kilbride 3-1 at K Park to confirm their place in the 5th round. Their fate will be confirmed when Hibernian and Dundee United play their replay on January 28 after a 2-2 draw at Tannadice Park.
Speaking about the draw BSC Glasgow club ambassador, streamer and podcaster Derek, also known as Mozza Plays said: “I was really happy with it. While an away tie might have been more lucrative, we drew two sides with great supports that the lads will love challenging themselves against.
“Some of the boys fancied an Old Firm draw…suspect the chairman George wouldn’t have complained! Honestly, we just wanted a tie against a decent sized team that we wouldn’t ordinarily meet.”
It would be somewhat of a giant killing if BSC Glasgow were to overcome their opponents but Derek remains optimistic: “We’ll obviously be huge underdogs, regardless of opponent. A home draw gives us hope of keeping it tight and maybe sneaking a goal. If we keep it close for a while, who knows?”
On their route to the 5th round they edged past Lochee United 2-1 in a replay after a 1-1 draw. An injury time winner from second top scorer Thomas Orr sent them through to the 4th round and dumped out League One side East Fife after a thrilling game that finished 4-3.
The long term affects of the cup run will be “huge” for the club according to Derek. “Financially, it’s brilliant for a growing club like ours – it could even open some doors re getting back closer to home. Our profile has had a nice boost too, so here’s hoping that crowds will increase. We arguably had more fans than EK in the last round, and it was the loudest backing I’ve experienced at one of our matches.”
Despite being founded in and carrying the name of Glasgow, the club play their home games at Alloa’s Indodrill Stadium 40 miles away from the City. Due to the size of the cup tie there was talk of the game being moved to an other stadium such as Partick Thistle’s Firhill however, the club confirmed in a tweet that they intend to play the game in Alloa as all their home games are.
BSC as a club are still in their infancy having only being formed in 2014 and yet are competing at the top of the Lowland League, achieving a second place finish last season which they are looking to emulate this season.
“We had a 19 match unbeaten run until recently, undone by an injury time Bonnyrigg Rose winner. We’re not totally out of the title chase just yet, and I’d expect a top three finish.”
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