See leg break overshadows Rangers' safety
Montrose 1-0 Berwick Rangers
It was an afternoon of mixed emotions for Berwick at Montrose on Saturday. For whilst Rangers secured their Scottish League 2 status courtesy of Cowdenbeath’s defeat at Peterhead, there was heartache for striker Ousman See who was stretchered off with a badly broken leg.
See sustained the injury in the first half and there was a delay in play for over an hour as he lay on the pitch, waiting for an ambulance to arrive from Dundee.
Following treatment from paramedics he was taken to hospital where he remained overnight and from where it was later confirmed he had sustained a broken tibia.
Chris Templeman scored the only goal of the game after ten minutes, turning in a cross from the left, as Montrose maintained their three point lead over Peterhead at the top of the table with only two games remaining.
Berwick, meanwhile, who have spent most of the season looking over their shoulder, remain seven points clear of basement side Cowdenbeath, and as the Fifers only have two games remaining it is they who will face the relegation play-offs at the end of the season.
Berwick manager Robbie Horn was naturally pleased his side have guaranteed their league status for another season, but admitted emotions were overshadowed by the injury to See.
“All our thoughts are with Ousy and we hope he makes a speedy recovery,” said Horn.
“Everyone in the dressing room is feeling deflated at what has happened, because I think we all knew it was a bad one.
“There was a delay for more than an hour, and our thanks have to go to everyone who rallied round and tried to make Ousy comfortable until the ambulance arrived.
“After that it was never going to be easy for the players to concentrate on the job in hand.
“We were already a goal down, and all Montrose wanted to do was get the game finished as they knew three points took them a step closer to a potential league championship.
“From our point of view, Cowdenbeath’s defeat at Peterhead means it is now mathematically impossible for them to catch us.
“The pressure is off, so hopefully the players can go out and express themselves in the matches we have left so we can finish on a high.”