New strikers on target in Rangers' win
Cowdenbeath 1-3 Berwick Rangers
New strike pair Jack Hamilton and Ousman See both scored as Berwick heaped more misery on bottom of the table Cowdenbeath at Central Park.
Hamilton, on his debut, gave Berwick a first half lead before Cowdenbeath equalised just before the break, but a second half strike by Steven Thomson and a late effort from See gave Rangers all three points.
The victory cemented Robbie Horn’s sides seventh place in the table, whilst Cowdenbeath, with only one win in 20, are now nine points adrift at the bottom.
With Michael McKenna and Stevie Notman suspended, Hamilton and another newcomer, midfielder Alex Petkov, were both handed starting places and they made a good start with another recent signing, See, and Steven Thomson both having shots saved in the opening minutes.
At the other end, David Syme had a shot saved by Robby McCrorie before he also headed wide from close range.
Then, on 19 minutes, Hamilton headed in from a cross by Gary Phillips to give Rangers the lead. Thomson then fired wide and See had another shot saved as Berwick tried to hammer home their advantage before half time.
But in first half stoppage time, Petkov was adjudged to have fouled in the box, a penalty was awarded and Cowdenbeath equalised from the spot through Swann.
Berwick, however, started well in the second half and Thomson regained the lead for the visitors in the 54th minute when he found the top corner of the net from outside the box.
Thomson again tried his luck from distance, but on this occasion was off target. But the game was made safe in the 82nd minute, securing Rangers’ third win of the season over the Fifers, when he tapped in from close range after being set up by Thomson.
Late in the game David Cox missed a chance to reduce the arrears when he pulled a shot wide from close in, whilst at the other end Declan O’Kane shot wide from distance.