Berwick Rangers 1 - 0 Stranraer

Saturday 5th May 2012
D Handling (70)

Borderers come up trumps

Berwick ended the season on a high by recording a 1-0 victory over play-off bound Stranraer.

The Borderers have now won three of the final four at home, hitting 12 goals in the process, and have Danny Handling's 70th minute strike to thank for this latest success.

Stuart Noble picked up the ball in the penalty area before laying-on for Handling who coolly slotted into the corner from 12-yards.

But the season ended on a sour note for Berwick's Ben Miller when he was dismissed for a second bookable offence with just six minutes remaining.

Stranraer will now head into the play-offs on the back of five straight defeats and the result could have been worse but for goalkeeper David Mitchell's save from Kevin McDonald's 37th-minute penalty.

OfficialBarry Cook
Attendance402
VenueShielfield Park
Kick Off
Berwick Rangers 0 - 0 Stranraer
0:38
Corner taken by Kevin McDonald with his right foot from the right byline
2:21
Foul on Michael Moore
2:25
Free Kick taken by Grant Gallagher
2:47
Foul on Ross Gray
2:57
Free Kick taken by Andrew McLean
4:36
Shot taken by Martin Grehan with his right foot
4:43
Save made by Youssef Bejaoui
6:32
Corner taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot from the right byline
6:56
Clearance by Jordon Forster
7:00
Corner taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot from the right byline
7:22
Clearance by Andrew McLean
7:35
Foul on Zakaria Belkouche
7:39
Free Kick taken by Christopher Aitken
8:06
Shot taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot
8:26
Goal Kick taken by Youssef Bejaoui
8:56
Foul on Richard Walker
9:01
Free Kick taken by Andrew McLean
10:24
Foul on Sean Winter
10:28
Free Kick taken by Craig Malcolm
11:28
Foul on Jordon Forster
11:32
Free Kick taken by Kevin McDonald
12:43
Goal Kick taken by Youssef Bejaoui
14:16
Foul on Christopher Townsley
14:20
Free Kick taken by Youssef Bejaoui
16:02
Foul on Michael Moore
16:07
Free Kick taken by Craig Malcolm
16:45
Shot taken by Craig Malcolm using his left foot
16:50
Save made by Youssef Bejaoui
17:34
Foul on Ross Gray
17:40
Free Kick taken by Kevin McDonald from the right wing
19:50
Foul on Jordon Forster
19:55
Free Kick taken by Kevin McDonald
20:19
Foul on Jordon Forster
20:22
Free Kick taken by Youssef Bejaoui
22:07
Hand Ball taken by Jordon Forster
22:10
Free Kick taken by Christopher Aitken
22:25
Shot taken by Grant Gallagher with his right foot
24:49
Shot taken by Kevin McDonald using his left foot
25:22
Corner taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot from the right byline
26:01
Corner taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot from the right byline
26:31
Save made by Youssef Bejaoui
27:31
Foul on Michael Moore
27:34
Free Kick taken by Christopher Aitken
30:45
Shot taken by Zakaria Belkouche with his right foot
32:25
Foul on Christopher Aitken
32:31
Free Kick taken by David Mitchell
33:54
Foul on Kevin McDonald
33:58
Free Kick taken by Andrew McLean
35:07
Foul on Danny Handling
35:12
Free Kick taken by Danny Handling
35:31
Shot taken by Danny Handling with his right foot
35:38
Save made by David Mitchell
36:54
Foul on Stuart Noble
37:33
PENALTY: Penalty taken by Kevin McDonald and saved with his right foot to the bottom left
37:33
Save made by David Mitchell
37:44
Corner taken by Kevin McDonald with his right foot from the right byline
38:41
Shot taken by Kevin McDonald using his left foot from the centre penalty area
38:49
Save made by David Mitchell
39:09
Offside flag raised against Stuart Noble
39:12
Free Kick taken by David MacGregor
40:19
Offside flag raised against Michael Moore
40:22
Free Kick taken by Youssef Bejaoui
41:55
Foul on Grant Gallagher
41:58
Free Kick taken by Christopher Aitken
43:12
Foul on Stuart Noble
43:19
Free Kick taken by David Greenhill
45:00+0:29
Goal Kick taken by Youssef Bejaoui
Half Time
Berwick Rangers 0 - 0 Stranraer
45:01
Substitution for Berwick Rangers: Conner McGlinchey on for Ross Gray
Second Half Started
Berwick Rangers 0 - 0 Stranraer
46:28
Shot taken by David Greenhill with his right foot from the right penalty area
46:35
Save made by David Mitchell
46:49
Corner taken by Kevin McDonald with his right foot from the right byline
50:45
Shot taken by David Greenhill using his left foot from the left penalty area
52:04
Foul on Scott Taggart
52:10
Free Kick taken by David MacGregor
53:12
Foul on Zakaria Belkouche
53:16
Free Kick taken by David Mitchell
53:44
Shot taken by Sean Winter with his right foot
53:50
Save made by Youssef Bejaoui
54:29
Hand Ball taken by Martin Grehan
54:31
Free Kick taken by David Greenhill
55:05
Corner taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot from the right byline
57:25
Corner taken by Kevin McDonald with his right foot from the left byline
59:16
Shot taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot
60:03
Foul on Scott Taggart
60:08
Free Kick taken by Christopher Aitken from the right wing
61:08
Shot taken by Fraser McLaren with his right foot from the centre penalty area
61:16
Save made by David Mitchell
61:50
BOOKING: Martin Grehan of Stranraer given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
64:43
Corner taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot from the right byline
65:09
Foul on Sean Winter
65:13
Free Kick taken by David MacGregor
65:45
Substitution for Berwick Rangers: Ben Miller on for Fraser McLaren
66:49
Substitution for Stranraer: Stuart McColm on for Michael Moore
67:28
Foul on Andrew McLean
67:37
Free Kick taken by Andrew McLean
69:43
Shot taken by Danny Handling with his right foot
69:43
Berwick Rangers 1 - 0 Stranraer
GOAL scored by Danny Handling with his right foot to the bottom left of the goal.
71:27
Corner taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot from the left byline
71:50
Clearance by Ben Miller
71:55
Shot taken by Grant Gallagher with his right foot
72:05
Save made by Youssef Bejaoui
72:09
Corner taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot from the right byline
73:09
Foul on Stuart Noble
73:14
Substitution for Berwick Rangers: John Ferguson on for Danny Handling
73:42
Free Kick taken by Kevin McDonald
74:03
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
76:48
BOOKING: Ben Miller of Berwick Rangers given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
76:52
Foul on Scott Taggart
77:05
Free Kick taken by Christopher Aitken
77:53
Foul on John Ferguson
77:56
Free Kick taken by Conner McGlinchey
78:36
Corner taken by Kevin McDonald with his right foot from the left byline
79:41
Foul on Kevin McDonald
79:44
Free Kick taken by Christopher Townsley
83:54
DISMISSAL: Ben Miller of Berwick Rangers sent off for second bookable offence
84:27
Substitution for Stranraer: Dean Agnew on for Zakaria Belkouche
85:16
Foul on Andrew McLean
85:19
Free Kick taken by Youssef Bejaoui
87:16
Corner taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot from the right byline
87:28
Clearance by Andrew McLean
88:16
Corner taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot from the left byline
88:57
Foul on Stuart Noble
89:07
Free Kick taken by Kevin McDonald
89:10
BOOKING: Steven Noble of Stranraer given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
89:40
Offside flag raised against Stuart Noble
89:41
Free Kick taken by David Mitchell
Full Time
Berwick Rangers 1 - 0 Stranraer
Result
Berwick Rangers 1 - 0 Stranraer

Berwick Rangers

vs

Stranraer

1
Goals
0
1
Assists
0
7
Shots
8
5
On Target
4
2
Off Target
4
5
Corners
10
14
Throw Ins
14
5
Saves
5
4
Clearances
0
3
Goal Kicks
1
18
Free Kicks
15
2
Offside
1
1
Hand Balls
1
1
Penalties
0
1
Yellow Cards
2
1
Red Cards
0

Berwick Rangers

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Youssef Bejaoui
02.Jordon Forster
03.Christopher Townsley
04.Richard Walker
05.Andrew McLean
06.Fraser McLaren 66+0' Tactical
07.David Greenhill
08.Kevin McDonald
09.Ross Gray 45+0' Tactical
10.Danny Handling 74+0' Tactical
11.Stuart Noble

Substitutes

12.Jamie Barclay
13.Michael Deland
14.Conner McGlinchey 45+0' Tactical
15.Conner McGlinchey
16.Ben Miller (77+0: Unsporting behaviour) (84+0: Second Bookable Offence) 66+0' Tactical
17.John Ferguson 74+0' Tactical

Stranraer

Formation: 4-3-1-2

01.David Mitchell
02.Scott Taggart
04.David MacGregor
11.Grant Gallagher
15.Zakaria Belkouche 85+0' Tactical
03.Steven Noble (90+0: Unsporting behaviour)
06.Christopher Aitken
07.Sean Winter
09.Craig Malcolm
10.Martin Grehan (62+0: Unsporting behaviour)
12.Michael Moore 67+0' Tactical

Substitutes

17.Ryan Marshall
13.Nathan Shepherd
14.John Kane
15.Dean Agnew 85+0' Tactical
16.Stuart McColm 67+0' Tactical

Steve Not the man for Borderers

Berwick will be without the banned Steve Notman as they host Stranraer looking for the win they need to finish in fifth place.

Midfielder Lee Currie is out injured, but Andy McLean is now free of suspension and Michael Deland has shaken off a knock in time to feature.

Youngster Ben Miller is in line for his debut with manager Ian Little saying: "I am looking for the win that gives us a chance of a top-half finish.

"Ben may just bring that something extra to the table to do that.

"We have scored 11 times at home in our last three games and it would be good to grab some goals again and have the fans excited for next season."

Stranraer manager Keith Knox can include fit-again defender David McGregor as he looks to earn a first-ever win over the Borderers.

Frank McKeown remains out with a hamstring problem, and Craig Malcolm is still not fully fit.

Knox said: "As well as never having managed a team to a win at Shielfield I do not even think I have managed a team that has played well there.

"We have the chance to put these things right and go into the first leg of our play-off against Queen's Park with increased confidence.

"We need to be strong defensively as Berwick have decent forwards and getting a clean sheet is the first step towards that win."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Alloa Athletic 36 31 77
2 Queen's Park 36 22 63
3 Stranraer 36 20 58
4 Elgin City 36 8 57
5 Up Peterhead 36 -2 51
6 Down Annan Athletic 36 0 49
7 Berwick Rangers 36 3 48
8 Up Montrose 36 -17 38
9 Down Clyde 36 -15 35
10 East Stirlingshire 36 -50 24

Updated 5/05/2012 at 16:59

 

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