Berwick Rangers 0 - 0 Elgin City

Saturday 11th August 2012

Moore sees red in stalemate

Berwick and 10-man Elgin drew a blank in their opening Irn-Bru Third Division tussle.

Elgin will be the more pleased with a point from the goalless stalemate, having had midfielder Daniel Moore sent off after 23 minutes for a professional foul on Berwick's Chris Townsley.

Kevin McDonald's free-kick created a good close-range chance for Berwick's Fraser McLaren, but he sent his right-footed shot flashing past the left-hand upright.

Elgin were left trying their luck from distance, but both Brian Cameron and Craig Gunn failed to hit the target with efforts from outside the penalty area.

Berwick pressed for the breakthrough as the match wore on, but Fraser McLaren was denied by a fine save from John Gibson, while the impressive McDonald twice saw free-kicks flash narrowly wide.

OfficialGary Hilland
Attendance539
VenueShielfield Park
Kick Off
Berwick Rangers 0 - 0 Elgin City
0:11
Corner taken by Lee Currie using his left foot from the right byline
0:40
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
1:27
Foul on Daniel Moore
1:32
Free Kick taken by Mark Nicolson
3:09
Foul on Craig Gunn
3:16
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore
4:20
Cross from Devon Jacobs
4:30
Save made by John Gibson
4:38
Foul on John Gibson
4:42
Free Kick taken by John Gibson
5:28
Shot taken by Brian Cameron using his left foot
5:52
Block taken by Christopher Townsley
5:56
Offside flag raised against Fraser McLaren
6:05
Free Kick taken by David Niven
7:59
Cross from Dennis Wyness
8:10
Goal Kick taken by Youssef Bejaoui
8:52
Cross from Lee Currie
9:06
Shot taken by Philip Addison using his left foot
9:30
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
10:08
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
11:35
Foul on Christopher Townsley
11:40
Free Kick taken by Marc Lancaster
13:39
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
14:46
Foul on Lee Currie
14:51
Free Kick taken by Kevin McDonald
15:14
Shot taken by Fraser McLaren with his right foot
15:49
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
17:05
Cross from Philip Addison
17:15
Save made by John Gibson
17:44
Cross from Daniel Moore
17:56
Goal Kick taken by Youssef Bejaoui
18:06
Foul on Fraser McLaren
18:11
Free Kick taken by Kevin McDonald from the left wing
18:30
Cross from Kevin McDonald
18:36
Save made by John Gibson
19:49
Cross from Daniel Moore
19:56
Block taken by Christopher Townsley
20:23
Foul on Daniel Moore
20:33
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore from the left wing
20:48
Cross from Daniel Moore
20:59
Clearance by Christopher Townsley
21:10
Cross from Ross O'Donoghue
22:16
Foul on Christopher Townsley
22:38
DISMISSAL: Daniel Moore of Elgin City sent off for professional foul
23:11
Free Kick taken by Douglas Brydon
24:50
Shot taken by Kevin McDonald with his right foot
25:10
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
26:42
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
27:13
Foul on Stuart Leslie
27:18
Free Kick taken by Mark Nicolson
27:52
Cross from Philip Addison
28:04
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
29:09
Corner taken by Craig Gunn with his right foot from the right byline
29:40
Clearance by Douglas Brydon
29:45
Goal Kick taken by Youssef Bejaoui
35:00
Foul on Ross O'Donoghue
35:10
BOOKING: Fraser McLaren of Berwick Rangers given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
35:12
Free Kick taken by Sean Crighton
36:21
Foul on Dennis Wyness
36:28
Free Kick taken by Paul McMullan from the right wing
36:49
Cross from Paul McMullan
37:03
Shot taken by Mark Nicolson from the left penalty area
37:23
Save made by Youssef Bejaoui
37:29
Cross from Marc Lancaster
37:37
Save made by John Gibson
38:38
Shot taken by Fraser McLaren with his right foot from the right penalty area
38:57
Save made by John Gibson
39:16
Shot taken by Marc Lancaster with his right foot from the left wing
39:19
Block taken by Sean Crighton
39:35
Corner taken by Kevin McDonald with his right foot from the right byline
39:50
Clearance by Sean Crighton
41:28
Cross from Damian Gielty
41:44
Shot taken by Philip Addison with his right foot from the centre penalty area
42:09
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
42:13
Foul on Fraser McLaren
42:17
Free Kick taken by Neil Janczyk
43:43
Corner taken by Lee Currie using his left foot from the right byline
44:10
Shot taken by Damian Gielty from the left penalty area
Half Time
Berwick Rangers 0 - 0 Elgin City
Second Half Started
Berwick Rangers 0 - 0 Elgin City
45:56
Hand Ball taken by Kevin McDonald
46:00
Free Kick taken by John Gibson
47:40
Shot taken by Fraser McLaren from the centre penalty area
48:01
Save made by John Gibson
48:06
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
48:33
Foul on Kevin McDonald
48:47
Free Kick taken by Kevin McDonald
49:06
Shot taken by Kevin McDonald using his left foot
49:33
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
49:57
Shot taken by Craig Gunn with his right foot
50:28
Shot taken by Brian Cameron with his right foot
50:47
Goal Kick taken by Youssef Bejaoui
51:15
Hand Ball taken by Dennis Wyness
51:19
Free Kick taken by Neil Janczyk
52:20
Offside flag raised against Fraser McLaren
52:21
Free Kick taken by John Gibson from the centre penalty area
53:35
Goal Kick taken by Youssef Bejaoui
57:52
Hand Ball taken by Paul McMullan
57:55
Free Kick taken by Lee Currie from the right penalty area
59:08
Goal Kick taken by Youssef Bejaoui
60:11
Foul on Neil Janczyk
60:16
Free Kick taken by Devon Jacobs
60:49
Goal Kick taken by Youssef Bejaoui
61:32
Substitution for Berwick Rangers: John Ferguson on for Damian Gielty
62:03
Goal Kick taken by Youssef Bejaoui
64:40
Foul on Stuart Leslie
64:44
Free Kick taken by David Niven
65:29
Shot taken by Lee Currie using his left foot
65:57
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
66:11
Foul on Dennis Wyness
66:14
Free Kick taken by Paul McMullan
66:55
Offside flag raised against Marc Lancaster
66:56
Free Kick taken by John Gibson
67:51
Foul on Brian Cameron
68:03
BOOKING: Christopher Townsley of Berwick Rangers given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
68:04
Free Kick taken by Stuart Leslie
68:36
Shot taken by Craig Gunn with his right foot
69:45
Block taken by Christopher Townsley
69:56
Corner taken by Craig Gunn with his right foot from the right byline
71:13
Substitution for Berwick Rangers: Darren Lavery on for Philip Addison
72:05
Foul on John Ferguson
72:14
BOOKING: Sean Crighton of Elgin City given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
72:18
Free Kick taken by Christopher Townsley
72:55
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
73:30
Goal Kick taken by Youssef Bejaoui
74:23
Shot taken by Fraser McLaren with his right foot
74:46
Save made by John Gibson
76:49
Corner taken by Kevin McDonald with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
77:13
Clearance by Mark Nicolson
78:03
Shot taken by Brian Cameron with his right foot from the right penalty area
78:34
Goal Kick taken by Youssef Bejaoui
79:16
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
80:25
Foul on Devon Jacobs
80:28
BOOKING: Stuart Leslie of Elgin City given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
80:44
Free Kick taken by Christopher Townsley
82:16
Foul on Neil Janczyk
82:21
Free Kick taken by Kevin McDonald from the left wing
82:38
Offside flag raised against Christopher Townsley
82:40
Free Kick taken by John Gibson
83:11
Foul on Stuart Leslie
83:14
Free Kick taken by Craig Gunn
84:27
Shot taken by Darren Lavery with his right foot
84:55
Block taken by Sean Crighton
85:34
Cross from Devon Jacobs
85:40
Clearance by Paul McMullan
85:52
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
86:52
Cross from Lee Currie
87:03
Save made by John Gibson
89:18
Corner taken by Kevin McDonald with his right foot from the left byline
89:43
Clearance by David Niven
90:00+0:53
Goal Kick taken by Youssef Bejaoui
90:00+1:47
Cross from Lee Currie
90:00+1:51
Offside flag raised against John Ferguson
90:00+1:53
Free Kick taken by John Gibson
90:00+2:14
Clearance by Sean Crighton
90:00+2:42
Foul on Stuart Leslie
90:00+2:46
Free Kick taken by Mark Nicolson
Full Time
Berwick Rangers 0 - 0 Elgin City

Berwick Rangers

vs

Elgin City

0
Goals
0
12
Shots
6
5
On Target
2
7
Off Target
4
10
Crosses
6
5
Corners
2
31
Throw Ins
25
1
Saves
8
2
Clearances
5
11
Goal Kicks
15
3
Blocks
2
12
Free Kicks
18
5
Offside
0
1
Hand Balls
2
2
Yellow Cards
2
0
Red Cards
1

Berwick Rangers

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Youssef Bejaoui
02.Devon Jacobs
03.Marc Lancaster
04.Christopher Townsley (69+0: Unsporting behaviour)
05.Douglas Brydon
06.Lee Currie
08.Neil Janczyk
10.Damian Gielty 62+0' Tactical
11.Kevin McDonald
07.Fraser McLaren (36+0: Unsporting behaviour)
09.Philip Addison 72+0' Tactical

Substitutes

16.Ian McCaldon
12.Andrew McLean
14.Craig Stevenson
13.John Ferguson 62+0' Tactical
15.Darren Lavery 72+0' Tactical

Elgin City

Formation: 3-5-2

01.John Gibson
02.David Niven
05.Sean Crighton (73+0: Unsporting behaviour)
10.Mark Nicolson
03.Paul McMullan
04.Brian Cameron
06.Dennis Wyness
08.Ross O'Donoghue
11.Daniel Moore (23+0: Professional Foul)
07.Craig Gunn
09.Stuart Leslie (81+0: Unsporting behaviour)

Substitutes

21.Stewart Black
12.Ceiran McLean
15.Lewis Hallford
16.Paul Harkins
14.Graeme Beveridge

Rangers ravaged by bans

Berwick begin their Third Division campaign at home to Elgin with a host of suspension absentees.

Steven Notman, Ben Miller and Dean Hoskins are the players who are banned while striker Stuart Noble remains out with a hamstring problem.

Manager Ian Little is still out of the country on a family commitment so assistant boss Robbie Horn will take charge of first-team affairs.

Ahead of the game he said: "We have played really well in our opening two cup games and scored five times but have nothing to show for it.

"To score three times against Raith Rovers, a First Division side, last week was very encouraging but to concede four was disappointing and hopefully we can show our defensive side against Elgin."

Horn added: "The Play-offs are our aim this season and picking up three points would be a terrific start towards that goal."

Elgin captain David Niven is expected to shake off a knock in time to make the long trip to Shielfield.

Manager Ross Jack has praised the defender for his resolute nature.

Jack, who is without Jamie Duff because of a knee injury and striker Paul Millar who remains on Olympic security duty in London, said: "It looked like David would be out as he had missed training but he is a hardy soul and he says he is ready to play."

The Elgin boss added: "We lost to Falkirk last week but it was a good game.

"We will head to Berwick with confidence looking to repeat our opening day success over them from last season, although that game was at Borough Briggs and our record at Shielfield is not so good."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Up Stirling Albion 1 4 3
2 Up Queen's Park 1 2 3
3 Clyde 1 1 3
4 Up Peterhead 1 0 1
5 Up Rangers 1 0 1
6 Down Berwick Rangers 1 0 1
7 Down Elgin City 1 0 1
8 Down Montrose 1 -1 0
9 Down East Stirlingshire 1 -2 0
10 Down Annan Athletic 1 -4 0

Updated 11/08/2012 at 16:57