David Morris, in full flight, heads in Berwick’s second goal in the 3-2 League Cup win over Alloa ( Picture courtesy of David Glencross )
Berwick Rangers Supporters Trust Board meets this Saturday, August 8th, at 11:00 a.m. in ‘The Pilot Inn’, Low Greens, Berwick. The most important matter on the agenda will be preparations for the Trust-sponsored, free admission match at home to Arbroath on Saturday, August 29th, 2015, kick off 3:00 p.m. Any Trust member can attend the meeting.
** Copies of the A4 size Berwick Rangers Fixtures Calendar for 2015-16 produced by the Trust and printed by Print Spot, 90, Marygate, Berwick, will be available, free of charge to Trust members, in the club shop at Shielfield at this Saturday’s opening home Ladbrokes League 2 game with Montrose ( 3:00 p.m. ). Alternatively, members can contact us by e-mail or letter to request one. The calendars are designed so as to be able to be displayed full length on a wall or board or they can be folded into a triangular shape suitable for a desk top.
***Berwick Rangers came from 0-2 down at half time to claim a well deserved extra time victory at home to Championship club Alloa Athletic last Saturday ( Aug. 1st ). Iain Flannigan scored twice for the Wasps in a first half which had the atmosphere of a pre-season friendly. Things hotted up in the second half as Berwick sprang into life. Darren Lavery latched on to a long punt from keeper Kevin Walker and beat the chasing cover to blast the ball high into the net. Sub David Morris levelled with a flying header from Ewan McNeil’s cross.
In the first part of extra time, David Banjo was credited with the winner, the hand of an Alloa defender helping his header from a corner ball trickle over the line.
It was a pity that only 405 fans were at the game though traditionally, League Cup attendances are on the low side plus, after last season’s disappointments, Berwick Rangers still have to convince some people that better days lie ahead. This result should have helped.
****Berwick Rangers Under 20s were beaten 5-1 away to Juniors Dunbar United in a friendly on Saturday ( Aug. 1st ). Regan Graham gave Berwick the lead from the spot against a team who included a handful of former Berwick Reserves’ players in their squad, one of whom, Sam Young, was among the home scorers.