Junior football round-up

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Richard Davison, captain of Berwick Rangers Juniors U15s and vice captain Kyle Murray, pictured with Berwick manager Colin Cameron after being presented with their club medals at Shielfield on Saturday.

North Shields Athletic 2

Berwick Rangers U11s 5

Berwick maintained their unbeaten league record with a comfortable league victory over their hosts.

The game was played in a howling wind. Berwick played against the wind in the first half, and were the better team.

They got the goal they deserved after 15 minutes when Thomas Grey was fouled in the box, and the same player dusted himself down and fired the his side ahead with a penalty low in the bottom corner.

This seemed to inspire the homesters, who equalised five minutes later and with minutes remaining before the break, Berwick thought they had held out and a fine strike from the home side gave North Shields a 2-1 lead at half time.

Berwick started the second half on the front foot and had the home team camped in their own half for long periods of the game.

Lambert was guilty of missing a couple of gilt edged chances but then Vinnie Clazie pulled Berwick level.

With their tails up, Berwick pushed up in numbers and it came to no surprise when Grey added a second and Berwick’s third to put the away side in front,

Berwick then added a fourth with a great strike from Cole Wallace, and Lambert got his rewards for his hard work with an exquisite chip from 20 yards.

This sealed the three points for Berwick which leaves them second top with games in hand on the leaders.

Berwick Rangers U15s 3

Red House Farm Flames 0

Berwick faced a tricky Cup draw for the second week running when they took on a free scoring Red House Farm Flames side who had notched an impressive 16 goals in their last four games.

Berwick survived an early scare when Red House struck the bar in the first 30 seconds from a wind assisted cross from the left flank.

Rangers carved out a great chance of their own on five minutes when Murray’s angled ball played Jones clean through but the keeper pulled off a fine save to deny the striker.

A minute later and Red House were awarded a penalty for a push off the ball but Berwick were let off the hook when they missed the target from the spot.

Murray had the ball in the net in Berwick’s next attack with a fine finish but the goal was chalked off for an earlier hand ball.

Berwick settled and Bloomfield struck a shot from distance which the keeper spilled and Jones raced onto the loose ball only for the keeper to deny Berwick for the second time.

With three minutes until half time the lively Kantas broke the deadlock when he steered home Bloomfield’s accurate corner from the left.

Berwick had two further good chances before half time from Windram and Ruddick but the Red House keeper pulled off fine saves to keep his side in the game.

The second half’s first chance fell to Windram whose lunge was only inches away from connecting after Bloomfield fired an inviting ball across the face of goal , and Moore looked to have doubled Berwick’s lead moments later when he let fly with a low rocket shot that the keeper somehow bundled over the bar for a corner.

With 15 minutes of the tie left Moore went on a driving run beating thee men and his deflected pass fell to Briggs who made no mistake from close range.

With a minute of normal time remaining Rae played Briggs in but this time he took a touch that sent him wide and Red House regrouped to clear the danger.

Berwick added a third goal deep into stoppage time when Moore burst past his marker and hit a shot which struck the keeper and looped towards an empty net but Briggs pounced to head the ball home just before it crossed the line .