Berwick Rangers Reserves 4-2 Hawick Royal Albert

Berwick Rangers Reserves v Hawick Royal Albert on Shielfield Park. Picture by Zoltan Simonffy
Berwick Rangers Reserves v Hawick Royal Albert on Shielfield Park. Picture by Zoltan Simonffy

Two goals each from Dean Carse and Ross Brady and a strong second half performance saw Berwick Rangers Reserves to victory in their first game at Shielfield in 2014.

The Reserves included Scott Dalziel, suspended from first team action, whilst keeper Ross McMullen made his debut.

Local player Dean Powling from Tweedmouth Amateurs also made an appearance as a second half trialist.

Hawick’s Kevin Strathdee also netted twice though looked suspiciously offside when soring the game’s first goal.

Berwick were soon level when Carse made the most of a mix up between centre backs Kevin Fettes and Shaun Fallan to nip in between them and score.

It was then Rangers’ turn to get in a muddle. McMullen knocked Stephen Tulloch out of the way as he shouted for a high ball he proved unable to collect giving Strathdee the chance to shoot into an empty goal.

Before the half time whistle, Hawick keeper Andrew Jack saved from Carse in a one on one and Fettes cleared a close range Brady shot off the line.

After the break, the visitors hardly got a look in, winning only a single corner. Two early goals put Berwick on the right road.

They drew level on 55 minutes. Brady, who was in top form in midfield, surged past two men and following a one two with Carse, blasted the ball into the net.

Two minutes later, Stephen Anderson supplied Carse whose perfectly judged ball rose over the head of the keeper out on the edge of his box and into the top corner of the net. It put Berwick in front for the first time.

Rangers’ fourth goal in the 62nd minute was arguably even better. Greig Tulloch and Dalziel were involved in the build up which ended with a powerful 20 yard volley from Brady which also finished in the top corner of the net.

Berwick Rangers Reserves: McMullen, Saunderson, Gill, Elliot, S.Tulloch, Anderson, Brady, G.Tulloch, Carse, Dalziel, Graham (Powling, Trialist 70).