Berwick Rangers 4-0 Stirling Albion

Colin Cameron played for an hour in his first game in charge of Berwick Rangers. Picture by Kimberley Powell
Colin Cameron played for an hour in his first game in charge of Berwick Rangers. Picture by Kimberley Powell

New Berwick Rangers manager Colin Cameron got off to a dream start when his team played Stirling Albion off the park at Shielfield.

Cameron, appointed earlier in the week following the sacking of Ian Little, played himself in the centre of midfield as Berwick dominated from start to finish, with the opening goal coming after only 14 seconds of play.

Berwick Rangers v Stirling Albion

Berwick Rangers v Stirling Albion

A long ball into the box by Paul Currie was met by Darren Lavery at the back post, whose header beat Davud Crawford at full stretch.

Berwick dominated the early stages with Scott Dalziel having an effort saved on the line by Crawford whilst Lavery turned and shot inches over.

The home side deservedly doubled their advantage after 34 minutes when Dean Hoskins found the net with a back post header from a Lee Currie free kick on the right.

Stirling made three substitutions a the start of the second half, and one of them, Sandy Cunningham, almost made an instant impact, having a shot cleared off the line almost immediately. Jamie Bishop then headed over as the visitors tried to claw back the deficit.

But Albion had the wind taken out of their sails when Lee Currie made it 3-0 from the penalty spot after 53 minutes when Ross Gray was brought down by Ross Forsyth.

And it was soon 4-0 when Paul Currie drilled a superb left foot shot past Crawford from 22 yards out after the ball was back-heeled to him by his namesake captain.

Kieran McAnespie limped off as Berwick added their fourth, and having used all three substitutions, Albion played the remainder of the game with only ten men.

Berwick Rangers: Andrews, Notman, Jacobs, Cameron (Turner 60), Dunlop, Hoskins, Gray, P Currie, Dalzie (Morris 71), L Currie, Lavery (O’Brien 73).

Stirling Albion: Crawford, McGeachie, Ashe, Fulton (McClure 46), Bishop, McAnespie, Weatherston (Johnstone 46), Forsyth, White, Weir, Ferry (Cunningham 46).

Referee: Des Roache.

Attendance: 464.