Berwick centre half Jonny Fairbairn was left mystified as to why his late ‘winner’ against Queen’s Park was ruled out on Saturday.
Fairbairn, who comes from Milfield near Berwick, headed home from a corner in the 86th minute and turned away in celebration believing he had scored the only goal of the game, which would have given Rangers all three points.
But instead, he was cut short in his tracks when the referee disallowed the ‘goal’ for an apparent foul.
“I couldn’t believe it,” said Fairbairn afterwards.
“There was a player close to me as I went up for the ball and if there was any contact it was minimal.
“A few minutes earlier there had been a similar situation when I headed wide and I think the referee might have seen something then and thought the same thing had happened again.”
Fairbairn admitted it was a frustrating situation as the draw meant Rangers only took one point from their two festive games against the leading sides in the division.
“But we are not giving up hope,” he said. “We are four points behind Annan who are fourth, but we have a game in hand, and in a tight league this this that is nothing.
“We have some big games coming up over the next few weeks and I think it would be fair to say we need to get back to winning ways if we are to give ourselves a chance of a top four finish.
“We have kept three clean sheets in the last four games, which is something to build on.”