Point for Borderers at Hampden Park

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Monday, 7th March 2016, 09:02 am
Updated Monday, 7th March 2016, 09:03 am
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Berwick had to settle for another share of the spoils when they drew 0-0 with Queen’s Park at Hampden on Saturday.

The teams had met at Shielfield just 11 days previous when they drew 1-1, and means the Glasgow side have failed to register a win in their four games against The Borderers this season.

The point for John Coughlin’s side saw them pull three points clear of East Stirling at the bottom of Scottish League 2, after Shire lost at home to Montrose.

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Rangers went into the game without regular goalkeeper Kevin Walker, who was suspended, with Mark Walters taking over between the posts.

Blair Henderson, who had scored the winner against Montrose in the previous game, was left on the bench, with Michael McKenna handed a start and Dylan Stevenson starting in midfield.

Queen’s made a bright start and Joe Bradley had a shot saved by Walters.

The home side managed to get the ball in the net, but the effort was ruled out for offside.

There was a setback for Queen’s when Craig McLeish had to replace Vincent Berry after only 25 minutes because of injury, but in a rather uneventful first half neither side managed to launch a serious threat on goal and at half-time it remained 0-0.

At the start of the second half there was again little between the sides, although Jamie McKernon pulled a shot wide for the home side after 54 minutes.

Henderson replaced Stevenson for the final 25 minutes, and he went close when he ran onto a McKenna through ball, only for the striker’s shot to be deflected for a corner.

As the game started to open up, Henderson failed to reach a cross from Callum Crane, whilst at the other end, Chris Duggan went close with a free kick, which he fired over the top.But apart from Brian Martin clearing off the line towards the endthere was little for fans to get excited about.