Berwick Rangers 0 - 2 Peterhead

Saturday 23rd March 2013
R McCann (51)
R McAllister (84)

Peterhead edge closer to play-offs

Peterhead moved to within two points of the play-off places after a 2-0 win against promotion rivals Berwick at Shielfield Park.

Chances were at a premium in a poor first half with neither side able to create many genuine opportunities.

James Redman came closest to an opening goal for the visitors just before the half-hour mark but could not beat goalkeeper Marc McCallum with a weak header.

The hosts best chance fell to Steven Notman moments later and he was unlucky to see his effort come back off the bar.

The Blue Toon broke the deadlock six minutes after the restart when Ryan McCann finished from close range after some good work by Rory McAllister.

McAllister ensured all three points when he latched onto Martin Bavidge's pass before dispatching a neat finish past McCallum six minutes from time.

OfficialKevin Graham
Attendance454
VenueShielfield Park
Kick Off
Berwick Rangers 0 - 0 Peterhead
0:53
Corner taken by David Cox with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
1:35
Corner taken by David Cox with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
2:01
Clearance by Christopher Townsley
2:19
Save made by Marc McCallum
4:07
Foul on Andrew McLean
4:13
Free Kick taken by Marc McCallum
6:36
Shot taken by Scott Dalziel with his right foot
6:45
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
7:36
Cross from Kevin McDonald
7:57
Corner taken by Lee Currie using his left foot from the right byline
8:18
Save made by Graeme Smith
8:22
Foul on Graeme Smith
8:36
Free Kick taken by Graeme Smith
9:45
Cross from Rory McAllister
9:49
Save made by Marc McCallum
11:04
Hand Ball taken by James Redman
11:06
Free Kick taken by Neil Janczyk
11:31
Foul on Rory McAllister
11:35
Free Kick taken by Ross Smith
11:59
Shot taken by Ryan McCann with his right foot
12:08
Goal Kick taken by Marc McCallum
13:58
Foul on Lee Currie
14:06
Free Kick taken by Lee Currie from the left wing
14:31
Foul on Steven Notman
14:34
Free Kick taken by Kevin McDonald
15:37
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
19:38
Goal Kick taken by Marc McCallum
20:42
Foul on Steven Notman
20:46
Free Kick taken by Neil Janczyk
21:07
Foul on Kevin McDonald
21:11
Free Kick taken by Devon Jacobs
21:45
Foul on Neil Janczyk
21:56
Free Kick taken by Devon Jacobs
22:16
Corner taken by Kevin McDonald with his right foot from the left byline
22:42
Clearance by Ross Smith
25:36
Shot taken by James Redman with his right foot
25:43
Block taken by Christopher Townsley
25:48
Goal Kick taken by Marc McCallum
26:46
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
27:28
Shot taken by James Redman from the right penalty area
27:35
Save made by Marc McCallum
27:58
Shot taken by Scott Dalziel using his left foot
28:07
Block taken by Ross Smith
29:02
Shot taken by Steven Notman with his right foot
31:01
Cross from Rory McAllister
31:04
Clearance by Devon Jacobs
32:04
Corner taken by David Cox using his left foot from the right byline
33:21
Goal Kick taken by Marc McCallum
38:53
Cross from Graeme Sharp
38:57
Clearance by Andrew McLean
40:17
Corner taken by David Cox using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
40:47
Save made by Marc McCallum
42:04
Goal Kick taken by Marc McCallum
Half Time
Berwick Rangers 0 - 0 Peterhead
Second Half Started
Berwick Rangers 0 - 0 Peterhead
45:51
Foul on Rory McAllister
45:54
Free Kick taken by David Cox from the right wing
47:52
Corner taken by Kevin McDonald with his right foot from the left byline
48:30
Save made by Graeme Smith
49:09
Corner taken by David Cox using his left foot from the right byline
49:42
Shot taken by Rory McAllister from the centre penalty area
50:12
Block taken by Devon Jacobs
50:14
Berwick Rangers 0 - 1 Peterhead
GOAL scored by Ryan McCann with his right foot from the right penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
51:18
Goal Kick taken by Marc McCallum
52:18
Shot taken by David Cox using his left foot from the left penalty area
52:24
Save made by Marc McCallum
56:06
Foul on Rory McAllister
56:17
Free Kick taken by Steven Noble
59:01
Corner taken by Kevin McDonald with his right foot from the left byline
59:28
Shot taken by Lee Currie using his left foot from the centre penalty area
59:38
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
60:02
Foul on Steven Notman
60:07
Free Kick taken by Lee Currie
61:03
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
61:42
Cross from Lee Currie
61:49
Foul on Andrew McLean
61:58
Free Kick taken by Marc McCallum
62:21
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
64:55
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
65:21
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
65:41
Foul on Andrew McLean
65:49
Free Kick taken by Marc McCallum
66:32
Foul on Neil Janczyk
66:41
Free Kick taken by Lee Currie
67:11
Shot taken by Lee Currie using his left foot
67:23
Foul on James Redman
67:31
Free Kick taken by Graeme Smith
67:33
Substitution for Berwick Rangers: Darren Lavery on for Neil Janczyk
68:33
Foul on Steven Notman
68:39
Free Kick taken by Devon Jacobs
69:56
Foul on Rory McAllister
70:02
Free Kick taken by Graeme Smith
70:54
Cross from Scott Dalziel
70:58
Shot taken by Darren Lavery from the left penalty area
71:12
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
71:41
Foul on Ross Smith
71:51
Free Kick taken by Ross Smith
72:22
Corner taken by David Cox using his left foot from the right byline
72:55
Clearance by Christopher Townsley
73:06
Shot taken by Scott Ross from the right penalty area
73:13
Save made by Marc McCallum
73:23
Foul on Bryan Gilfillan
73:31
Free Kick taken by Ross Smith from the left wing
76:01
Foul on Bryan Gilfillan
76:12
Substitution for Berwick Rangers: Philip Addison on for Kevin McDonald
76:34
Free Kick taken by Scott Ross
78:12
Corner taken by Philip Addison with his right foot from the left byline
78:51
Save made by Graeme Smith
79:26
Foul on Andrew McLean
79:34
Free Kick taken by Christopher Townsley
80:04
Foul on Christopher Townsley
80:09
Free Kick taken by Marc McCallum
80:58
Foul on Andrew McLean
81:05
Free Kick taken by Marc McCallum
82:39
Foul on Ryan McCann
82:47
Substitution for Peterhead: Martin Bavidge on for Ryan McCann
83:27
Free Kick taken by Steven Noble
83:56
Shot taken by Rory McAllister with his right foot from the left penalty area
83:56
Berwick Rangers 0 - 2 Peterhead
GOAL scored by Rory McAllister with his right foot from the left penalty area going centre high of the goal.
85:11
Substitution for Peterhead: Andrew Rodgers on for Rory McAllister
85:41
Foul on Ross Smith
85:50
Free Kick taken by Graeme Smith
86:55
Foul on Andrew McLean
87:03
Free Kick taken by Marc McCallum
87:06
Substitution for Peterhead: Ryan Strachan on for David Cox
89:04
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
89:14
Shot taken by Darren Lavery from the left penalty area
89:26
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
90:00+0:02
Foul on Devon Jacobs
90:00+0:06
Free Kick taken by Marc McCallum
90:00+0:43
Foul on Graeme Sharp
90:00+0:45
Free Kick taken by Graeme Smith
90:00+2:02
Foul on Andrew Rodgers
90:00+2:14
Free Kick taken by Graeme Sharp
90:00+2:31
BOOKING: Andrew Rodgers of Peterhead given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
Full Time
Berwick Rangers 0 - 2 Peterhead

Berwick Rangers

vs

Peterhead

0
Goals
2
0
Assists
2
7
Shots
7
1
On Target
6
6
Off Target
1
3
Crosses
3
5
Corners
6
34
Throw Ins
32
6
Saves
3
4
Clearances
1
6
Goal Kicks
11
2
Blocks
1
17
Free Kicks
13
0
Hand Balls
1
0
Yellow Cards
1

Berwick Rangers

Formation: 4-5-1

01.Marc McCallum
02.Devon Jacobs
04.Christopher Townsley
08.Neil Janczyk 68+0' Tactical
03.Damian Gielty
05.Andrew McLean
06.Lee Currie
07.Steven Notman
11.Kevin McDonald 77+0' Tactical
09.Scott Dalziel
10.Dylan Easton

Substitutes

16.Ian McCaldon
12.Dean Carse
13.Dean Hoskins
14.Philip Addison 77+0' Tactical
15.Darren Lavery 68+0' Tactical

Peterhead

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Graeme Smith
04.Scott Ross
05.Ross Smith
10.Bryan Gilfillan
02.Graeme Sharp
03.Steven Noble
06.Dean Cowie
07.David Cox 88+0' Tactical
08.James Redman
09.Rory McAllister 86+0' Tactical
11.Ryan McCann 83+0' Injury

Substitutes

21.Paul Jarvie
14.Ryan Strachan 88+0' Tactical
16.Conner McGlinchey
12.Martin Bavidge 83+0' Injury
15.Andrew Rodgers (90+3: Unsporting behaviour) 86+0' Tactical

Brydon blow for Berwick

Dougie Brydon will miss in-form Berwick's clash with Peterhead due to a groin problem.

Long-term absentees Dene Droudge (knee) and Marc Lancaster (back) remain sidelined, with strikers Fraser McLaren and Scott Dalziel facing fitness tests before manager Ian Little can confirm his line-up.

Little, who will include youngsters Kenny O'Brien and Johnny Fairbairn, said: "I will be delighted if we keep doing what we have been doing.

"Confidence is high amongst the players and there is a growing belief amongst them that we can get into the play-offs at the end of the season.

"That belief will be tested as Peterhead are a very experienced side."

Peterhead will be without long-term absentees Callum Macdonald and Davie Ross (both knee) when they travel over the border looking to close the gap on third-placed Rangers.

The Blue Toon won 6-0 on their travels last weekend at Montrose and manager Jim McInally is looking for the same again.

He said: "We got ahead early in that game and that was a terrific boost as was the ruthless way we went about things in the second half.

"The players really enjoyed that game and kick-off in this one can't come quick enough.

"This is a big game and we need to get on top of Berwick quickly. They have good players who will dominate things if we let them."

Shots

Saves

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Rangers 30 51 70
2 Queen's Park 28 13 49
3 Up Montrose 30 -5 44
4 Down Berwick Rangers 30 5 43
5 Peterhead 30 8 41
6 Elgin City 29 -6 35
7 Stirling Albion 29 -1 33
8 Annan Athletic 29 -13 32
9 Clyde 29 -20 31
10 East Stirlingshire 30 -32 29

Updated 23/03/2013 at 16:58