Rangers frozen out at Shielfield

Berwick Rangers Fooball Club
Berwick Rangers Fooball Club

For the second time in a fortnight, Berwick Rangers found themselves without a game when their home match against Arbroath on Saturday was called off because of the wintry weather.

After several days of rain, concerns had been expressed over certain areas of the Shielfield Park pitc h as early as Thursday, and after overnight frost on Friday, a 9am pitch inspection revealed that the surface was frozen and a decision was taken to postpone the fixture.

This was the second successive home league match to be called off after the home game against Annan was called off a fortnight earlier, just an hour before kick-off due to a water-logged surface.

No dates have yet been set for the re-staging of either fixture, although these are most likely to be held mid-week.

Rangers will now be hoping to get back into action with a scheduled away game at Elgin this coming Saturday (January 23).

Elgin’s home game against Stirling Albion on Saturday was also postponed, and in view of recent weather conditions in the north east of Scotland, both clubs will be keeping a watching brief on the forecast in the build-up to the day.