Rangers fail to improve their perilous position

Berwick Rangers 1-2 Queen’s Park

Wednesday, 13th March 2019, 08:41 am
Updated Wednesday, 13th March 2019, 08:42 am
Berwick Rangers Fooball Club Crest

Berwick failed to put any more daylight between themselves and fellow League 2 strugglers Albion Rovers when Queen’s Park came from behind to win at a wet and windy Shielfield on Tuesday.

Cameron Blues gave Rangers a first half lead, but Kieran Moore equalised before the break and Lewis Hawke netted in the second half as the visitors came back to claim all three points.

The defeat means Rangers have now failed to win any of their last 15 games and they remain just two points ahead in the basement stakes.

Berwick manager Johnny Harvey said: “It was another disappointing result for us, but I can assure everyone that we are all working hard to try and turn things around.

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“It is frustrating and there is a tension about the place, but we are all striving to get a win which is long overdue.”

Queens had beaten Rangers 7-1 at Hampson back in January, but when Blues headed Berwick in front on 18 minutes after a good run down the right and cross from Calum Adamson, there were hopes they might avenge that result.

Calvin McGrory then had a shot blocked for Queen’s in the box, whilst Daryl Healy shot into the side netting for Berwick on a quick break.

Queen’s were restricted to shots from the edge of the box in the first half, but equalised on 35 minutes when Moore fired a low shot home after the ball was cut back from the right by Scott McLean.

Early in the second half Hawke headed over for Queen’s from six yards out, but on 61 minutes the striker headed Queen’s 2-1 in front from a corner.

On 76 minutes Berwick’s Lewis Barr struck a post from a tight angle, but in the worsening conditions both sides struggled to contend with the elements and in the closing stages only a rising shot from the visitors’ David Galt threatened either goal.

Berwick: Brennan, Forbes, Wilson, Healy, Cook, Barr, McIlduff (Hume 66), Rose (Ogilvie 59), Adamson, Brown, Blues (Aloulou 78).

Bookings:

Queens Park: Hart, McLean, Summers, McKernon, McLaren, Gibson, McGrory, Roberts, Hawke, Galt, Moore (East 87).

Bookings: McLaren 24 foul;