Things can only get better!

BSC Vs GSC    |    Venue: Scotstoun   |   Date: 14/08/2021   |  Result: 9 – 0

A tough start to the new season for the Giffnock 07’s as they went down to an unlucky 9 – 0 defeat against Broomhill. A slew of missing players and a raft of new signings saw Giffnock take to the field with a bespoke line-up that was going to have to play at their best to keep a marauding Broomhill team in check.

The match kicked off 5 mins late after a sat-nav mishap on the part of the ref and it wouldn’t be the last time he would get lost – failing on at least two occasions to locate his whistle – and allowing a clear offside goal to stand at the start of the 2nd half that stopped the Giffnock comeback before it had a chance to take hold.

Giffnock were 5 – 0 down by half time – conceding three to corners and struggling to cope with the movement of the Broomhill forwards. Despite the pressure Giffnock were able to get on the ball on the deck and play some decent football in patches and some nice passing play saw shots from Jake and Joseph coming close – the former bringing out a good save from the Broomhill keeper – and the latter hitting the post.

A chance for the coaching team to regroup at half time saw Giffnock coming out to start the 2nd half with a switch in formation. A sprightly start to the half snuffed out though as the ref – who had performed with some aplomb up until this point – raised his hand and indicated he was about to blow for a clear offside. Keeper Jack stopped as the Broomhill forward casually slipped the ball into the back of the net. Expecting a freekick the crowds were left bemused as the ref awarded a goal to Broomhill. It was clear it was not to be Giffnock’s day.

The rest of the 2nd half saw Giffnock continue to push for a consolation goal and there was no shortage of commitment despite the game being long past the point of recovery. Alas, spaces opened up at the back and Broomhill continued to take advantage scoring 3 more goals to take their tally to 9. The final whistle went just as the heavens opened and the Giffnock boys team left the pitch disappointed, yet determined in the knowledge that their first home game of the season next weekend would see better things for the 07’s.