Berwick Rangers Res 2-0 Peebles Rovers

Football
Football

Berwick Reserves, who fielded SPFL-suspended first teamer Steven Notman, beat Peebles Rovers for the fourth time this season. Also included in their starting line up as a trialist was ex-Celtic youngster Glenn Eadie.

Berwick went ahead on 25 minutes. Regan Graham played a ball in from the left and though Dean Carse was pulled by Peebles’ Dale Richardson, the referee played advantage when Carse wriggled free, beating the advancingkeeper Chris Malcolm to the ball to score..

Malcolm redeemed himself by saving a Carse penalty after the Berwick forward was upended. Carse tried to make amends by chipping the ball over Malcolm just before the break but it went over the bar..

The second half opened with Rangers’ goalie Ross McMullen making a good save from Scott Sutherland having also saved a Chris Walker header late in the first half.

With Carse off with a knee injury, the Reserves secured success with twenty minutes remaining. From a corner, Jordyn Gill sent the ball towards the back post. James Elliot headed it down to Anderson who this time, hit the net instead of the post as he had done in the first half.

Reserves’ assistant coach Jimmy Rae was on the field as a substitute by the time Rovers’ Craig Edgar was shown a straight red for a two footed tackle on recent signing Jack Downie right at the end.

Berwick Res: McMullen, Downie, Gill, Saunderson, Elliot, Notman, Brady, Graham, Eadie -Trialist ( Rae 85 ), Carse ( Skinner - Trialist 60 ), Anderson.