Death of former Rangers’ captain/ chairman

Berwick Rangers were saddened to hear of the passing at the weekend of former player, captain and club chairman Roy McDowell.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 19 March, 2019, 11:18

Roy, initially from Jedburgh, was a stalwart of the team in the 1970-80 era and played over 350 games in a period 1970/71- 1978/79 and 1979/80-1980-81, having spent a short time in between at Drogheda in Ireland.

He won a Championship medal with the Dave Smith team in 1978/79 and was rated as one of the best defenders to wear the club colours.

Roy later returned to the club and spent time as Chairman.

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Club Secretary Dennis McCleary said: “Roy’s son, Murray, who also played for Berwick, was recently at Ian Oliver’s funeral and told us his father was not in good health and he notified us over the weekend of Roy’s passing.

“Roy was a tremendous servant to the club, on and off the field, and and we wish to pass on sincere condolences to his family.”