New signings off the mark as Reserves win at Kelso

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Football

KELSO UNITED 1, BERWICK RANGERS RES 4

Recent signings Greig Tulloch and Conor Scott scored their first goals as Berwick Rangers Reserves eased to victory in sunny Kelso.

Kelso’s Bruce Chisholm with a shot and Berwick’s Lewis Turner with a header weren’t far off target before Berwick scored in the 17th minute. A crossfield move involving Shaun Meikle, Stephen Anderson and Jordan Davidson ended with Scott sweeping the ball into the net.

Ross Brady’s 38th minute corner was headed out straight to Jonny Fairbairn who promptly headed it back for goal number two.

Rangers’ third goal came eight minutes into the second half. Elliot Turnbull pushed away Ben Miller’s free kick but Davidson sent the ball back towards goal where Chris Black headed past his own keeper.

Kelso soon pulled back a goal. Berwick keeper Lyle Sloan got two touches of the bobbing ball produced by Darren Bowie’s boomer of a free kick from almost on the halfway line. United striker Des Burnett went one better and it was a case of third time lucky.

Turner then hit the post and then beat three men to create Tulloch’s goal. It could have been 5-1. Kelso played the last ten minutes with ten men. James Elliot’s pass left Keith Buckley with only Turnbull to beat. Kelso’s keeper recklessly brought down Buckley and was dismissed. Burnett took over in goal and saved Brady’s penalty kick.

Berwick: Sloan, Davidson, Brady, Fairbairn, Bennett ( Saunderson 80 ), Anderson ( Buckley 61 ), Miller, Meikle, G.Tulloch, Scott ( Elliot 74 ), Turner