Colin Cameron: ‘still a long way to go’

Colin Cameron had to come off with a hamstring injury.
Colin Cameron had to come off with a hamstring injury.

Berwick Rangers manager Colin Cameron was disappointed with Saturday’s home defeat at the hands of Elgin City, but insisted: “It’s not the end of the world.”

Cameron said Berwick “lacked tempo and drive” in the first half of the 3-2 defeat - the third time at the hands of the Highland outfit this season.

But he said: “It was a big game for us. Every game is a big game for us because we have been playing catch-up all the time.

“But there is still a long way to go and we will go to East Stirling on Saturday looking to bounce back with a win.”

Rangers now find themselves four points behind Shire in the able, but they are also only five points off second place. Cameron says it is too close to call at this stage.

“Yes, I was disappointed with the defeat against Elgin because on another day we might have won that game.

“We conceded two penalties. The first I thought was really hash, but the second might have been avoidable. Goalkeeper Michael Andrews made the foul, but I can’t be too harsh on him as he also made two good saves to keep us in the game earlier on.

“It was also frustrating that we lost a goal so early at the start of the second half after we had managed to get ourselves back on level terms before half-time.”

Cameron left the field after less than half an hour of Saturday’s game, complaining of a tight hamstring.

“I had been sitting in church for two hours at lunch-time (at the funeral of director Jeff Burnlees) which wasn’t ideal preparation.

“I could feel it getting tight so I decided to come off.

“I’m not saying that had a bearing on the match because Lee Currie was superb in midfield and Ben Miller came on and did well.”

Rangers travel to Ochilview to face East Stirling on the artificial surface on Saturday, but they must do so without striker Scott Dalziel, who will serve a one-match suspension after passing the points threshold for bookings.