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MATCH PREVIEW - BERWICK RANGERS (A)


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MATCH PREVIEW - BERWICK RANGERS (A)

PostedOctober 27, 2017

The second quarter of the Ladbrokes League Two campaign kicks off on Saturday afternoon as we make the trip over the border to face Berwick Rangers at Shielfield Park with a 3pm kick off.

Berwick now managed by one time Cowden player Robbie Horn currently sit in seventh place in the table with 12 points from their opening nine games. Three of those points of course came from their 1-0 win at Central Park back in August.

The Borderers had gone into the match managerless days after the departure of John Coughlin and with former Cowden youth Myles Allan in charge of the side.

Aaron Murrell, who of course was on loan to us in the first half of last season from Dundee United, got the only goal of the afternoon for the visitors who put up a stern defensive display to take the points after shipping nine goals in their previous two outings.

Going into Saturday's game the Borderers have a 50% success rate at home with two wins and two defeats at their Tweedmouth base. They beat Clyde 3-1 on the opening day of the season and Elgin 3-2 on 16th September but have lost 5-1 to Annan and 1-0 to Montrose last Saturday on home soil.

As well as Murrell another former Cowden man in the Berwick ranks is Pat Scullion who captains the side while Josh Morris, Ben Stirling and Charlie Denton have all worn the Black & Gold in recent years.

While Berwick have won on their last three visits to Central Park they have only won once in our last seven meetings at Shielfield in league and cup games with that coming back in March 2009 when a goal from Steven Bonar gave them a 1-0 win in a Third Division encounter

Last season we won 3-1 in March with goals from Robbie Buchanan, Brian Ross and Kris Renton which started our end of season revival with the now released Greg Rutherford scoring for Berwick.

Earlier in the season in November Cameron Muirhead scored his first senior goal in a 1-1 draw with a last minute goal after Rutherford had opened the scoring for the home side who ended the match with nine men after Steven Thomson and Steven Notman had been red carded in the second half.


MATCH OFFICIALS

REFEREE: Grant Irvine ASSISTANT REFEREE'S: Paul O'Neill & Alan McFadyen


ADMISSION

ADULTS - 12

CONCESSIONS - 7

Previewer: Andrew Mullen.

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