Notman sees red as Rangers go down

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East Stirlingshire 2-1 Berwick Rangers: Steven Notman was sent off as Berwick Rangers lost to the Third Division’s bottom team, who recorded their first win in eight games.

East Stirling had won just five league games all season going into the fixture, but took the lead after six minutes when Lewis Horner fired home after Berwick failed to clear Andrew Stirling’s corner.

Jordyn Sheerin then headed past Berwick goalkeeper Youssef Bejaoui 12 minutes later as John Coughlin’s side raced into a two-goal lead.

Shire looked to be closing in on victory when Berwick’s Steven Notman was sent off for a foul on Joseph Dingwall seven minutes into the second half.

But Rangers came back into the game when Ryan Frances was dismissed for a foul on Kevin McDonald inside the area. Lee Currie converted the penalty, but Ian Little’s side were unable to find a late equaliser.

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East Stirlingshire: Antell, Gillespie, Jackson, Frances, Dingwall, Turner (Ramage 85), Hunter, Stirling, Maxwell (Tart 78), Horner, Sheerin (Fulton 77).

Subs Not Used: Hay, Cane.

Sent Off: Frances (70).

Booked: Jackson, Turner, Frances, Tart.

Goals: Horner 6, Sheerin 18.

Berwick: Bejaoui, Notman, Forster, Townsley, McGlinchey (Ferguson 46), McDonald, Currie (Miller 89), Greenhill, Ross Gray, Handling, Noble (McLaren 69).

Subs Not Used: Barclay, Walker.

Sent Off: Notman (52).

Booked: Forster.

Goals: Currie 70 pen.

Referee: Greg Aitken. Attendance: 277.