It’s ‘game on’ in race for play-offs says Cameron

Berwick Rangers FC v East Stirlingshire FC on Shilefield Park. Ross Drummond (Berwick) and Jordan Tapping (Stirling)
Berwick Rangers FC v East Stirlingshire FC on Shilefield Park. Ross Drummond (Berwick) and Jordan Tapping (Stirling)

The chips are down and Berwick Rangers are fighting for their place in the end of season play-offs.

Back to back wins over Elgin and East Stirling have kept the pot boiling, and with only two games left to play they are still in with a chance of a top four finish.

Berwick face Queen’s Park (away) this weekend, before taking on champions Peterhead at Shielfield Park in the final game of the season on May 3.

Main rivals Stirling Albion, who dropped two points with a 2-2 draw against Elgin on Saturday, are due to face Peterhead away this weekend before taking on Clyde on the final day of the season.

Berwick manager Colin Cameron is still confident his players can achieve their goal.

“They have done extremely well so far,” he said, “all they have to do now is keep it going for the final two games.

“Making up three points over two games is not easy, but it’s not impossible. If we can do it we would finish fourth as we have a far better goal difference.”

Cameron says it is ‘game on’ in the race for the play-offs.

“I know it’s a cliche, but we just have to take it one game at a time,” he said.

“If we can keep on winning it puts the pressure on the other sides around us. There is still everything to play for.”

Of Saturday’s win over East Stirling Cameron said it wasn’t the best his team had played, but at this stage of the season results are more important than the performance.

He added that striker Andy Russell took his goal well for the winner, but he also praised goalkeeper Billy Bald, who made made two saves in quick succession, turning one onto the bar.

“Andy is growing in confidence,” he said, “and I know there is more to come from him.

“Billy, meanwhile, is playing well at the moment. We don’t want him to be making saves, as that means we are having to defend, but I’m pleased he is in such good form.”

For Saturday’s game against Queen’s Park, full back Devon Jacobs, who was suspended last weekend against East Stirling, will be available for selection again. But Cameron and midfielder Stevie Notman are both ruled out through injury.