Berwick Rangers v Clyde

Recap

Scottish League Two 2010-11

Shielfield Park

Berwick Rangers
Clyde
2 - 1
Final Score

Recap

Clyde’s poor season continued as two late goals for Berwick Rangers saw them deny the Bully Wee a first victory since August.

With Neil Watt taking his place in the dugout for the first time this season, Clyde re-introduced Marc McCusker and Willie Sawyers back into the line-up after injuries. Kevin Finlayson also returned after suspension, whilst J.C Hutchison replaced the injured Jordan Allan in goals. The final change saw Ally Park start at right back as Iain Gray missed out.

Berwick’s form has dropped in recent weeks following their dominant start to the campaign and they struggled to make an impression on the Bully Wee. The returning McCusker caused the home defence a few problems but his first effort on goal, a weak header from Finlayson’s cross, failed to cause Mark Peat any problems.

McCusker then saw a shot from the edge of the box blocked but he soon was given the best chance of the half. A great through ball by Adam Strachan released the striker on the left hand side but after cutting inside, hit shot hit the side netting with Sawyers waiting for a cutback.

Throughout the match Hutchison looked confident and he did well to punch clear a dangerous cross by Paul McMullan. In truth, this was the only save he had to make throughout the half, albeit Stevie Notman should have done better with a close range header right on half-time.

Berwick began the second half strongly but Clyde’s defence held firm and soon the Bully Wee had regained some element of control on the match. The first chance fell to Ross McMillan but his shot from a Strachan corner was blocked by a defender. However, a goal was perhaps coming and when it did it was as a result of a quite tremendous strike. McCusker was tripped on the edge of the box and from the resulting free kick, Nicki Paterson teed up Alan Lithgow to fire home a shot into the top corner that Peat had little chance of saving.

For the next ten minutes, only one team looked likely to score. A Strachan free kick was knocked back into the danger area by Lithgow, only for the referee to blow for a foul by the defender as Sawyers headed into the net.

Sawyers then was gifted the opportunity to get a shot away but despite scuffing his effort, the ball ran nicely for Strachan who fired against the post from a tight angle. The chance wasn’t lost however, as McCusker cut inside McLean, only to mis-hit his shot and despite another couple of half attempts, the ball was eventually cleared.

This proved costly as Berwick managed to score with their first effort on goal. Finlayson was unfortunate to slip as he was about to clear a cross-field pass and the superb cross that followed from McMullan invited Ian Little to head home at the near post.

Within a minute, the match had swung totally in the Wee Gers favour. McMullan eluded Park inside the box, only for Hutchison to save his shot. However, the ball ran nicely for Fraser McLaren and from his volley, Lithgow leapt highest to tip the ball over the crossbar. The defender was sent off and Paul Currie slotted home his fourth goal against Clyde this season.

The final chance of the match fell to Berwick but Hutchison did well to stop Little as he ran clean through. Despite the introductions of Stuart Mills, Ricky Waddell and Murray Henderson, Clyde failed to dig deep enough to muster another meaningful attack; understandable, given that what looked like three easy points ended up turning around in a crazy two minute period.

 

Goals

Berwick Rangers   Clyde
63' Lithgow
Little 79'
(pen) Currie 81'

Line-Ups

Berwick Rangers   Clyde
Peat
  Hutchison
 
Smith
  Park
82
Thomson
  McGowan
McLean
  McMillan
McLeod
  Lithgow
 
Notman
  Paterson
69
Gordon
  Finlayson
 
Currie
  McCusker
69
Brazil
  Sawyers
82 
89
McLaren
  Sweeney
86 
McMullan
  Strachan
Substitutes
69
Little
  Henderson
82
69
O'Reilly
  McCue
Ewart
  Stevenson
89
Ponton
  Mills
82
Beveridge
  Waddell
86

Details

Date Time League Season Full Time Attendance Report Author
November 13, 2010 3:00 pm Scottish League Two 2010-11 90' 432 David Worton

Officials

  • Referee
    Kevin Clancy

Past Meetings

DateHomeResultsAwayTimeLeague
ClydeBerwick RangersScottish Cup
N/A
ClydeBerwick RangersScottish League Two
N/A
ClydeBerwick RangersChallenge Cup
N/A
ClydeBerwick RangersLeague Cup
N/A
Berwick RangersClydeScottish League One
N/A
ClydeBerwick RangersScottish League One
N/A
Berwick RangersClydeScottish League One
N/A
ClydeBerwick RangersScottish League One
N/A
Berwick RangersClydeScottish League One
N/A
ClydeBerwick RangersScottish League One
N/A
Berwick RangersClydeScottish League One
N/A
ClydeBerwick RangersScottish League One
N/A
Berwick RangersClydeScottish League One
N/A
ClydeBerwick RangersScottish League One
N/A
Berwick RangersClydeScottish League One
N/A
ClydeBerwick RangersScottish League One
N/A
Berwick RangersClydeScottish League One
N/A
ClydeBerwick RangersScottish League One
N/A
ClydeBerwick RangersScottish League One
N/A
ClydeBerwick RangersScottish League One
N/A
Berwick RangersClydeScottish League One
N/A
ClydeBerwick RangersScottish League One
N/A
ClydeBerwick RangersScottish League One
N/A
ClydeBerwick RangersScottish League One
N/A
Berwick RangersClydeScottish Cup
N/A
ClydeBerwick RangersScottish Cup
N/A
Berwick RangersClydeScottish League One
N/A
ClydeBerwick RangersLeague Cup
N/A
Berwick RangersClydeLeague Cup
N/A
Berwick RangersClydeScottish Championship
N/A
Berwick RangersClydeScottish Championship
N/A
ClydeBerwick RangersScottish Championship
N/A
ClydeBerwick RangersScottish League One
N/A
Berwick RangersClydeScottish League One
N/A
ClydeBerwick RangersScottish League One
N/A
Berwick RangersClydeScottish League One
N/A
ClydeBerwick RangersScottish League One
N/A
ClydeBerwick RangersScottish League One
N/A
ClydeBerwick RangersScottish Championship
N/A
Berwick RangersClydeScottish Championship
N/A
ClydeBerwick RangersScottish Cup
N/A
Berwick RangersClydeScottish Championship
N/A
ClydeBerwick RangersScottish Championship
N/A
ClydeBerwick RangersScottish Championship
N/A
Berwick RangersClydeScottish Championship
N/A
Berwick RangersClydeScottish Championship
N/A
ClydeBerwick RangersScottish Championship
N/A