Stevie Notman, scoring against Montrose, was Berwick Rangers Supporters Trust Player of the Year in 2011-12. Will he win again this year? Photo courtesy of Alan Bell.
Votes are beginning to trickle in for this season’s Berwick Rangers Supporters Trust Player of the Year award. Members can e-mail their nominations to [email protected]
Alternatively, Trust Board members will be collecting votes at Berwick Rangers’ home game against East Stirlingshire on Saturday, April 19th.
* Last Saturday’s 2-1 loss at Forthbank, Stirling was hugely disappointing. Berwick were beaten by two goals right at the end after holding on to Darren Lavery’s 39th minute lead with ten men following the controversial dismissal of Paul Currie for gesturing to fans. The result means Stirling Albion are now five points clear of Rangers who still occupy fifth spot. But with only four games left to play, Berwick’s prospects of making the play-offs now appear to be greatly reduced.
** Berwick Rangers Reserves’ home East of Scotland League Cup tie with Hawick Royal Albert last Saturday ( April 5th ) was postponed. Apparently, the Shielfield pitch was cut up after the Reserves 3-0 win over Duns the previous Tuesday night and with more heavy rain following, it was ruled unplayable. Last week, the Trust donated £1,000 towards further sanding of the pitch so let’s hope it has the desired effect and helps reduce the number of postponements.
The calling off of the Hawick game means a potential bottleneck of fixtures looming at Shielfield with four games already scheduled between April 12th and 22nd. They are:
Sat. April 12th Berwick Rangers Reserves v. Burntisland Shipyard East of Scotland League
Tues. April 15th Berwick Rangers v. Whitehill Welfare City Cup Final
Sat. April 19th Berwick Rangers v. East Stirlingshire SPFL 2
Tues. April 22nd Berwick Rangers Reserves v. Eyemouth United East of Scotland League
The Reserves v. Hawick EoS League Cup tie has also to be fitted in with the winners due to be away to Hibernian Reserves on Saturday, April 26th.
*** The next meeting of Berwick Rangers Supporters Trust Board is on Saturday, April 19th, 2014 in ‘The Pilot Inn’, Low Greens, Berwick at 11:00 a.m. prior to the Berwick Rangers v. East Stirlingshire SPFL 2 game at Shielfield ( kick off 3:00 p.m. ). Any Trust member can attend.