Notman's ten years in black & gold honoured

Berwick's longest serving player, Stevie Notman marked ten years service with Berwick Rangers with a Testimonial match against Rangers at Shielfield last Wednesday.

Saturday, 18th November 2017, 9:43 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 5:06 am

The visitors did Notman proud by fielding a side which contained seven or eight first team players, including a number of internationalists.

The Ibrox side won 0-4 with goals in the first half from David Bates (27) and Aaron Nemane (37) and in the second from Serge Atakyi (72) and Jordan Thompson (86).

As expected Rangers were the more dominant side throughout, but Berwick suffered a set-back early in the game when their leading scorer, Michael McKenna, limped off after 20 minutes following a hefty challenge, although he later said he hoped to be fit for the weekend Scottish Cup tie against Arbroath.

Notman, who is suffering from cracked ribs, had been a doubt before the game, but he decided to play on through the pain barrier for 56 minutes before being replaced by Darren Lavery,, to a standing ovation from the 533 crowd.

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Notman received a guard of honour from both teams as he walked onto the pitch with his children and afterwards he said: “I can’t thank everyone enough for what they have done. It has been a great night for me and my family.

“A lot of people have put time and effort into organising this, and of course I have to thank Rangers for sending down such a strong side, even if the result was not what we wanted.”