Berwick Rangers 0-0 Clyde

Berwick and Clyde had to settle for a point apiece with a no score draw at Shielfield.

Saturday, 11th April 2015, 9:38 pm

The result suited neither side as this was a game both sides could afford not to win if they wanted to be involved in the race for the end of season play-offs.

Both teams went into the match with players missing through injuries and suspension and Rangers made their intentions clear by playing three up front, including emergency loan signing Chris Dillon, who made his first start.

But this was a match devoid of any real quality, particularly in front of goal, where goalscoring opportunities were few and far between.

Dillon had the first chance of the game after nine minutes when a shot from inside the box was deflected for a corner, and after 14 minutes Scott McManus headed straight into the hands of Michael Andrews at the other end.

In the windy conditions ball control was often difficult and Andy Russell sliced a shot wide and then David Marsh had to make a good headed clearance from a Russell shot as Berwick threatened.

From a Lee Currie corner Clyde were again forced to clear their lines and after 37 minutes McManus tried his luck from distance with a shot which Andrews struggled to grasp.

Henderson had a good chance to break the deadlock when Kyle Wilkie played a ball in from the right, but the striker failed to make any contact with an attempted header at the back post.

Clyde made two substitutions at the break to try and inject some life into the game.

Four minutes after the restart Henderson slid the ball into the net but the goal was ruled out as referee Greg Aitken had alrêady blown for a foul.

Following a Paul Willis free kick which was only half cleared, Wilkie got in a low shot which Alan Martin managed to get down and smother.

After 59 minutes Clyde went close when McManus hit the underside of the bar and the ball bounced on the line before the danger was cleared.

And after 68 minutes Clyde substitute Keigan Parker pulled a shot wide after twisting and turning in the box.

Rangers made a double substitution to try and turn the match their way and one of them, David Gold, almost got in to break the deadlock, but his outstretched shot was saved by Martin.

mcManus had another chance for Clyde when clear on the right, but typical of the game, he blazed his effort wide and high.