Game off - club looks to the future

Berwick Rangers’ away game against Dalbeattie Star in the Lowland League was postponed on Saturday because of a waterlogged pitch.

Saturday, 29th February 2020, 11:11 am
Updated Saturday, 29th February 2020, 11:13 am
Berwick Rangers FC

The decision to call off the game was made on Friday afternoon as the pitch was deemed unplayable and more bad weather was forecast. No date has yet been set for the re-staging.

Rangers are also scheduled to have a free week this weekend, which means their next fixture will not be until March 14 when they face Vale of Leithen (away).

It means that following on from their 2-0 home win over Edinburgh University it will be three weeks before Ian Little’s side get a chance to build on that victory.

Little says he hopes the team’s momentum has not been affected by the lay-off as he looks for his players to produce a strong finish to the campaign.

Meanwhile, the new Board of Directors have issued an update on the current situation at the club.

They say: “It’s a little over five weeks since we came into our roles and met a number of the fans at Shielfield Park. Little could we have imagined how much off the pitch we would have achieved in such a short space of time and how receptive you would become to our change of approach.

“Progress has been positive – the 1881 Fund now stands at over £5,000; our hospitality and match sponsorship packages have largely been selling out; our Community Day was a major success; we have recruited three new players into the squad; we’ve launched Elite Player trials on the 9th and 10th of May; and we’ve attended a number of meetings with investors, councils, clubs and stakeholders as we continue to look to join things up more than ever before.

“After an initial period of chaos, we now need to provide structure annd process for how we move forward.

“The goodwill and trust you have shown us needs to be repaid, and we want to have a clear plan in place that outlines the outcomes we need to deliver, and when we do we’ll tell you. Likewise, if we fail on an outcome, we will explain why.

“As we said at the open meeting in January, our focus

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