Battling Rangers make a point

Berwick Rangers 2-2 Elgin City

Wednesday, 28th March 2018, 09:27 am
Updated Wednesday, 28th March 2018, 09:33 am

A battling performance from Berwick saw them take a point from a 2-2 draw against play-off hopefuls Elgin at Shielfield on Tuesday.

Twice Rangers found themselves behind, but twice they came back to square the match with goals from Jack Hamilton and substitute Aaron Murrell.

Elgin opened the scoring just five minutes before half-time when Stephen Bronsky swivelled in the box and fired low past Robby McCrorie after a corner was headed down to him by Darryl Mchardy.

In a more energetic second half, Berwick deservedly equalised through Hamilton after 69 minutes, who netted from a cross by Stevie Notman on the right.

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Just six minutes later Elgin appeared to take the sting out of Berwick’s tail when McHardy fired into the roof of the net to put the visitors 2-1 in front.

But just a minute after coming off the bench, Murrell fired a low drive in from 20 yards out which gave Rangers a late leveller.

Manager Robbie Horn said afterwards: “The players showed a lot of character out there to come from behind twice. I wanted to see a reaction from the substitutes, and I got it, because when they came on they gave us a lift.

“I thought we thoroughly deserved the point, but in truth I don’t want to be saying I am delighted with a point. I want us to be going out there and winning matches.”

* On Saturday, Rangers play Annan (away) before facing Stenhousemuir in a re-arranged home game on Tuesday.