WATCH: Colin Cameron: ‘switching off cost us the game’

Berwick Rangers boss Colin Cameron was left to rue a late defensive lapse which cost his side victory over Albion Rovers in the Scottish Cup at Shielfield.

Centre half Michael Dunlop rose unchallenged to head home an 84th minute corner which gave the Coatbridge side a replay.

Colin Cameron was encouraged by his team's performance.

Colin Cameron was encouraged by his team's performance.

“The equaliser was the only time really in the game where we’ve let a man get a free header,” said Cameron.

“I thought on the whole we defended set pieces really well. They put a lot of balls into the box and we defended them really well.

“The equaliser comes from Kerr Young not being tight on his man. It only happens once, but it shows you how important it is to be switched on for the whole game. In the end it’s cost us a goal and a place outright in the next round.

“As it is we’ve got to go to Albion now and try to beat them on their patch.”

Former Motherwell youth player, Chris Ewing of the  Edusport Academy. Photographed at Spartans in Edinburgh. Edusport is a football academy that brings talented French youth players to Scotland where they also gain a qualification in English. Coach Colin Cameron.

Former Motherwell youth player, Chris Ewing of the Edusport Academy. Photographed at Spartans in Edinburgh. Edusport is a football academy that brings talented French youth players to Scotland where they also gain a qualification in English. Coach Colin Cameron.

But Cameron was heartened by the performance of his team in this game.

“I’m confident in my team,” he said. “This game, and the others we’ve had, proved that there’s very little between the two teams.

“We were in control of the game for at least the first hour, but to Albion’s credit, as we expected, they came back at us,” said Cameron.

“At 1-0 they were always in with a chance of getting back into the game and we never got the second goal we needed.

“We just started to get deeper and deeper as the second half progressed. On the balance of the last half hour they probably deserved their equaliser. It’s just a pity we couldn’t see it out.”

Cameron admitted Darren Lavery’s injury early in the second half changed the pattern of the game.

“It didn’t help,” he said. “What Darren gives you, either with the ball at his feet or the ball in behind, is a bit of pace and trickery and we lost that.

“At the same time though, Andy Russell came on and I thought he looked very sharp, created a few chances for us and did well in the time that he was on. But he’s a totally different player.”