Berwick hit for six by Rangers B

Berwick Rangers suffered their biggest defeat of the season when they went down 6-1 at home against Rangers B in the Lowland League on Saturday.

Monday, 4th October 2021, 9:27 am
Action from Berwick’s 6-1 home defeat against Rangers B in the Lowland League on Saturday. Pictures by Ian Runciman.

It was the first ever meeting between the sides and the Shielfielders were no match for their opponents, who currently sit second in the table.

The visitors raced into a 2-0 lead with goals from Fraser and King after nine and 21 minutes. Sean Stewart pulled one back for Berwick after 22 minutes, but by half-time Rangers had gone 4-1 in front with further goals from Lowrey (29) and MacCausley (39).

The second half was more evenly balanced but Rangers added a fifth from McClelland after 49 minutes and a sixth from Weston after 74 minutes.

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On Tuesday, Berwick are away to Edinburgh University.

This Saturday (October 9), Berwick are home to bottom of the table Vale of Leithen.

In the East of Scotland League, Tweedmouth Rangers went down 8-2 away to Dalkeith. On Saturday they are away to Haddington Athletic.

In the Border Amateur League, Tweedmouth Amateurs became the latest victims of the refereeing shortage when their match against Earlston Rhymers was postponed at the weekend. They now go on to face Leithen Rovers in the final of the Wright Cup this weekend.

Spittal Rovers, who take on Hawick Colts in the final of the Collie Cup this weekend, won 5-2 away to Cavalry Park on Saturday in the Scottish Amateur Cup with Paul Wood bagging a hat-trick. Their other goals came from K Wood and T Grey.

Berwick Colts were away to Tweeddale Rovers Colts, where, despite being without seven regulars, won 2-1.