Berwick draw Killie in League Cup

Berwick Rangers v Alloa 'Berwick come back from two goals down to progress in the League Cup'Banjo goal
Berwick Rangers v Alloa 'Berwick come back from two goals down to progress in the League Cup'Banjo goal

Battling Berwick Rangers have been rewarded with an away tie to Premier League side Kilmarnock in the second round of the League Cup.

David Banjo emerged as Berwick’s match-winner against Alloa Athletic in the League Cup first round at Shielfield on Saturday, as the Wee Gers battled back from being 2-0 down to win 3-2 in extra time.

The midfielder said: “I am not a regular goalscorer, but I hope I can get on the scoresheet a bit more often. At half-time it looked like we might be heading out of the cup, but we have a great team spirit here and we knew that if we could get a quick goal back we could turn it around.”

Manager Colin Cameron was full of praise for his players after watching them come from behind to win in extra-time. “At 2-0 down I told the players at half-time to go out and prove themselves. They had to go out and show a battling spirit, and that is what they did,” he said.

“Let’s hope we can take the motivation from this and get off to a winning start in the league against Montrose on Saturday.”

Prior to the game, Cameron, along with chairman Brian Porteous, will meet fans at a talk in the Jeff Burnlees lounge at Shielfield on Friday.