Berwick Rangers 2 - 2 Stranraer

Saturday 14th January 2012
S Notman (10)
L Currie (32)
S McColm (6)
C Malcolm (75)

Malcom earns Blues point

A 75th-minute Craig Malcolm strike earned promotion-chasing Stranraer a late point in a 2-2 draw at Berwick.

The visitors had earlier taken the lead, Malcolm setting up Stuart McColm to score his eighth league goal of the season in the sixth minute.

Berwick almost made an immediate response when Damon Gray's header hit the post three minutes later and were soon back on level terms when Steven Notman tapped in from close range after 10 minutes.

Ian Little's side then took the lead thanks to Lee Currie's thunderous 30-yard free-kick which found the top corner in the 32nd minute.

The Borderers were unable to hold on to their advantage, however, Malcolm racing on to John Kane's assist before coolly finishing past Jamie Barclay in the Berwick goal.

OfficialGeorge Salmond
Attendance438
VenueShielfield Park
Kick Off
Berwick Rangers 0 - 0 Stranraer
0:57
Shot taken by Craig Malcolm using his left foot
1:25
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Barclay
2:46
Foul on Sean Winter
2:50
Free Kick taken by David MacGregor
3:27
Shot taken by Stuart McColm using his left foot from the left penalty area
3:52
Save made by Jamie Barclay
5:25
Shot taken by Stuart McColm using his left foot from the left penalty area
5:25
Berwick Rangers 0 - 1 Stranraer
GOAL scored by Stuart McColm using his left foot from the left penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
7:45
Cross from John Kane
7:50
Save made by Jamie Barclay
8:34
Shot taken by Damon Gray
9:35
Shot taken by Steven Notman with his right foot
9:35
Berwick Rangers 1 - 1 Stranraer
GOAL scored by Steven Notman with his right foot from the left penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
10:37
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
12:03
Offside flag raised against Damon Gray
12:04
Free Kick taken by David MacGregor
12:49
Offside flag raised against Craig Malcolm
12:50
Free Kick taken by Jamie Barclay from the left penalty area
13:24
Foul on Damon Gray
13:29
Free Kick taken by Kevin McDonald
13:57
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Barclay
14:34
Cross from Darren Gribben
14:48
Clearance by Sean Winter
14:54
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
17:03
Foul on Stephen Stirling
17:10
Free Kick taken by Stephen Stirling
17:28
Shot taken by Grant Gallagher with his right foot from the right penalty area
18:03
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Barclay
18:29
Foul on Andrew McLean
18:36
Free Kick taken by Andrew McLean
19:49
Foul on Kevin McDonald
19:57
Free Kick taken by Jamie Barclay
21:15
Shot taken by Fraser McLaren with his right foot
22:47
Foul on John Kane
22:52
Free Kick taken by Stephen Stirling
23:13
Corner taken by Stephen Stirling with his right foot from the right byline
23:43
Shot taken by Sean Winter from the centre penalty area
24:10
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Barclay
24:24
Foul on Kevin McDonald
24:31
Free Kick taken by Lee Currie
25:24
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Barclay
26:48
Foul on Sean Winter
26:53
Free Kick taken by Grant Gallagher
27:55
Shot taken by Kevin McDonald with his right foot
28:27
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
29:16
Corner taken by Stephen Stirling with his right foot from the right byline
29:41
Clearance by Christopher Townsley
30:42
Cross from Martin Grehan
30:50
Save made by Jamie Barclay
30:58
Foul on Steven Notman
31:03
Free Kick taken by Lee Currie
31:48
Shot taken by Lee Currie using his left foot
31:48
Berwick Rangers 2 - 1 Stranraer
GOAL scored by Lee Currie using his left foot to the top right of the goal.
33:33
Shot taken by Kevin McDonald using his left foot
33:59
Save made by Ryan Marshall
36:08
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Barclay
37:13
Foul on Fraser McLaren
37:19
Free Kick taken by Kevin McDonald
38:36
Foul on Fraser McLaren
38:40
Free Kick taken by Andrew McLean
39:13
Hand Ball taken by Fraser McLaren
39:16
Free Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
40:47
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
41:35
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Barclay
41:50
Foul on Stephen Stirling
41:55
Free Kick taken by Stephen Stirling
42:30
Shot taken by Steven Noble with his right foot from the centre penalty area
43:03
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Barclay
44:35
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
44:59
Foul on David MacGregor
45:00+0:07
Free Kick taken by David MacGregor
Half Time
Berwick Rangers 2 - 1 Stranraer
Second Half Started
Berwick Rangers 2 - 1 Stranraer
49:20
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Barclay
49:47
Offside flag raised against Craig Malcolm
49:48
Free Kick taken by Jamie Barclay
51:03
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Barclay
51:28
Corner taken by Stephen Stirling with his right foot from the right byline
51:41
Clearance by Christopher Townsley
52:54
Corner taken by Stephen Stirling with his right foot from the left byline
53:18
Clearance by Christopher Townsley
53:55
Foul on Craig Malcolm
54:00
Free Kick taken by Stephen Stirling
55:04
Corner taken by Kevin McDonald with his right foot from the left byline
55:37
Clearance by David MacGregor
56:45
Shot taken by Stephen Stirling using his left foot
56:59
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Barclay
57:24
Shot taken by Damon Gray with his right foot from the right penalty area
57:48
Block taken by Ryan Marshall
58:02
Corner taken by Stephen Stirling with his right foot from the right byline
58:34
Clearance by Andrew McLean
59:48
Shot taken by Damon Gray with his right foot from the right penalty area
60:09
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
60:35
Shot taken by Lee Currie using his left foot
60:48
Save made by Ryan Marshall
61:00
Foul on David MacGregor
61:07
Free Kick taken by David MacGregor
61:20
Shot taken by David MacGregor with his right foot
62:24
Foul on Grant Gallagher
62:28
Free Kick taken by David MacGregor
62:49
Corner taken by Stephen Stirling with his right foot from the right byline
63:53
Offside flag raised against Darren Gribben
63:54
Free Kick taken by David MacGregor
64:54
Foul on Sean Winter
65:00
Free Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
65:39
Foul on Kevin McDonald
65:46
Free Kick taken by Kevin McDonald
66:14
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
67:05
Corner taken by Stephen Stirling with his right foot from the right byline
67:35
BOOKING: John Kane of Stranraer given yellow card for dissent
68:24
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Barclay
69:01
Corner taken by Lee Currie using his left foot from the right byline
69:29
Shot taken by Andrew McLean with his right foot from the left penalty area
69:50
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
71:07
Substitution for Stranraer: Michael Moore on for Frank McKeown
71:33
Corner taken by Lee Currie using his left foot from the right byline
72:02
Shot taken by Fraser McLaren from the right penalty area
72:19
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
72:50
Foul on Steven Noble
73:00
Free Kick taken by David MacGregor
73:04
BOOKING: Steven Notman of Berwick Rangers given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
74:06
Offside flag raised against Darren Gribben
74:09
Free Kick taken by David MacGregor
74:32
Shot taken by Craig Malcolm using his left foot from the left penalty area
74:32
Berwick Rangers 2 - 2 Stranraer
GOAL scored by Craig Malcolm using his left foot from the left penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
75:39
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Barclay
75:57
Substitution for Stranraer: Nathan Shepherd on for Stuart McColm
76:22
Foul on Craig Malcolm
76:28
Free Kick taken by Stephen Stirling
76:57
Corner taken by Stephen Stirling with his right foot from the left byline
77:32
Corner taken by Nathan Shepherd using his left foot from the right byline
77:54
Clearance by Christopher Townsley
78:39
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
79:08
Foul on Martin Grehan
79:17
Free Kick taken by Stephen Stirling
80:12
Cross from Nathan Shepherd
80:14
Clearance by Michael Deland
80:22
Corner taken by Nathan Shepherd using his left foot from the right byline
80:52
Foul on Christopher Townsley
81:07
Substitution for Berwick Rangers: David Greenhill on for Fraser McLaren
84:36
Free Kick taken by Andrew McLean
84:44
BOOKING: David MacGregor of Stranraer given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
86:29
BOOKING: Kevin McDonald of Berwick Rangers given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
87:13
Cross from Craig Malcolm
87:22
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Barclay
88:21
Shot taken by Lee Currie using his left foot
88:35
Save made by Ryan Marshall
89:00
Foul on Grant Gallagher
89:05
Free Kick taken by David MacGregor
89:25
Corner taken by Nathan Shepherd using his left foot from the right byline
89:45
Clearance by Andrew McLean
90:00+0:33
Corner taken by Nathan Shepherd using his left foot from the right byline
90:00+0:59
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Barclay
90:00+1:22
Hand Ball taken by David MacGregor
90:00+1:25
Free Kick taken by Kevin McDonald
90:00+1:49
Cross from Lee Currie
90:00+1:51
Clearance by Michael Moore
Full Time
Berwick Rangers 2 - 2 Stranraer
Result
Berwick Rangers 2 - 2 Stranraer

Berwick Rangers

vs

Stranraer

2
Goals
2
0
Assists
2
12
Shots
9
2
On Target
2
10
Off Target
7
2
Crosses
4
3
Corners
12
20
Throw Ins
25
3
Saves
3
7
Clearances
3
15
Goal Kicks
10
0
Blocks
1
12
Free Kicks
18
3
Offside
2
1
Hand Balls
1
2
Yellow Cards
2

Berwick Rangers

Formation: 4-3-3

01.Jamie Barclay
02.Richard Walker
03.Michael Deland
04.Christopher Townsley
05.Christopher Townsley
06.Andrew McLean
07.Kevin McDonald (87+0: Unsporting behaviour)
08.Lee Currie
09.Steven Notman (74+0: Unsporting behaviour)
10.Fraser McLaren 82+0' Tactical
11.Damon Gray

Substitutes

12.Darren Gribben
13.Gavin Sorley
14.Stephen Thompson
15.David Greenhill 82+0' Tactical
16.Stuart Noble
17.Darren Lavery

Stranraer

Formation: 4-4-2

17.Ryan Marshall
04.David MacGregor (85+0: Unsporting behaviour)
05.Frank McKeown 72+0' Tactical
11.Grant Gallagher
03.Steven Noble
07.Sean Winter
08.Stephen Stirling
16.John Kane (68+0: Dissent)
09.Craig Malcolm
10.Martin Grehan
14.Stuart McColm 76+0' Tactical

Substitutes

01.David Mitchell
13.Nathan Shepherd 76+0' Tactical
14.Angus Cochrane
15.Kevin Finlayson
16.Michael Moore 72+0' Tactical

Depleted defence for Berwick

Berwick will be without on-loan winger Ross Gray for their clash with league leaders Stranraer at Shielfield.

Gray has a hamstring injury that has ruled him out of the contest and joins defenders Chris McLeod and Elliot Smith on the sidelines.

Player-manager Ian Little will also not be able to feature because of a back injury, and the Berwick boss is expecting an open, attacking encounter.

"Stranraer are going well and, like us, they like to play in a really attacking fashion but hopefully, whatever the score is, we get one more than them," he said.

"A win would get us closer to them in terms of promotion and, with Alloa and Annan playing, it would be a great day to pick up three points."

Scottish Third Division leaders Stranraer are again without midfielder Chris Aitken due to a broken bone in his foot.

However, Stair Park manager Keith Knox has a fully-fit squad with the exception of Aitken, and the Stranraer boss is looking forward to the clash.

He said: "We did well to win last week at Montrose to move back to the top of the table. It would be great to repeat that at Berwick but I do feel that we need to tighten up defensively to do so.

"Montrose had chances last week that they never took and we may get punished more severely if Berwick's strikers are on form. We are very good going forward but we need to be a bit better defensively."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Up Alloa Athletic 19 9 39
2 Down Stranraer 20 23 38
3 Annan Athletic 19 7 34
4 Queen's Park 18 11 31
5 Up Berwick Rangers 19 3 25
6 Down Elgin City 17 -1 25
7 Clyde 19 -2 21
8 Montrose 19 -9 21
9 Peterhead 18 -7 16
10 East Stirlingshire 20 -34 9

Updated 14/01/2012 at 16:59

 

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