Ten-man Berwick fight back to draw at Annan

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Annan Athletic 1, Berwick Rangers 1: Jordon Forster equalised 18 minutes from time to earn a point for Berwick Rangers, who has Chris Townsley sent off early in the second half.

The visitors almost grabbed all three points when Conner McGlinchey’s long-range strike crashed back off the crossbar, however manager Ian Little said: “I’m not that happy with a point because I thought we did enough to win the game.”

Annan took the lead in the 24th minute when Aaron Muirhead scored from the penalty spot after Lee Currie brought down Graeme Bell in the box.

Berwick then had centre-back Townsley sent off when his foul on Jack Steele earned him a second yellow card just five minutes into the second half. That gave Annan the upperhand and Jack Steel came close to a second, but his effort went narrowly wide of target.

However, berwick battled back well and equalised in the 72nd minute when Forster slotted home a rebound from close range after Alex Mitchell could only parry Kevin McDonald’s powerful free-kick.

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Berwick Rangers: Bejaoui, Forster, McLean, Townsley, McGlinchey, R Gray, Notman, McDonald, Currie, Ferguson (D Gray 60), Handling (Greenhill 83). Subs not used: Barclay, Noble, Walker.

Sent Off: Townsley (50).

Booked: Townsley, Forster, Notman, Currie.

Goal: Forster 72.

Referee: Colin Steven. Attendance: 430