Rangers draw a blank on their trip to Clyde

Clyde 0-0 Berwick Rangers

Saturday, 23rd December 2017, 16:04 pm
Updated Saturday, 23rd December 2017, 16:07 pm
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Berwick took a point from a 0-0 draw against Clyde at Broadwood on Saturday.

It was not the result Rangers had been hoping for, but maintains the six point gap with the three sides below them in the Scottish League 2 table.

With a blustery wind blowing conditions were far from ideal for either side and in the early exchanges there was little by way of goalmouth action.

Chris McDonald shot over for Berwick and Andy Irving had an effort blocked.

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But gradually Clyde started to get the upper hand and David Goodwillie had a shot saved in the bottom corner by Robby McCrorie.

Jordon Lowdon fired over with a free kick and Martin McNiff just failed to connect with a close-range headed attempt.

Goodwillie also had a shot deflected wide, whilst Irving had a shot saved by home keeper Blair Currie, but at half-time neither side had managed to find the net and it remained 0-0.

Berwick made a brighter start to the second half and Kieran Stewart headed over at the back post after 50 minutes before Stevie Notman tried his luck from outside the box.

Just after the hour mark McCrorie saved again from David Gormley, whilst McNiff headed over.

Late in the game Berwick substitutes Aaron Murrell and Gary Phillips both had shots blocked, but again the defences stood firm and it ended 0-0.

Clyde: Currie, Munro, Home, Lowdon, McNiff, Cuddihy, Ramsay (Osadalor 84), Nicholl, Goodwillie, Gormley (Lamont 76), Wright (Breslin 76).

Berwick: McCrorie, McDonald, Fairbairn, Wilson, McKinlay, Godinho, Notman, Irving (Phillips 74), Stewart, McKenna (Thomson 86), Lavery (Murrell 79).

* Berwick now face the prospect of two games in quick succession over the new year holidays.

On Saturday (December 30), they have a home game against high-flying Stenhoiusemuir, who currently sit second in the table.

And on Tuesday (January 2), they will play their first game of 2018, away to bottom side Edinburgh City.

* Pat Scullion has left Berwick Rangers . A stetement issued by the club said the defender had left ‘by mutual consent.’

Scullion, 31, made 18 appearances for the club and scored two goals.

He said: “I’d like to thank everyonefor making my time at Berwick Rangers enjoyable and was very proud to captain the side. My family circumstances changed recently and the commitment of travelling to training has become more difficult and I feel it’s in the best interests of my family and the club that I move on at this stage. Good luck and thanks.”