Rangers slump to away defeat

BSC GLASGOW 4BERWICK RANGERS 1Berwick slipped to a 4-1 away defeat when BSC Glasgow came from behind to take the points on Saturday.

Wednesday, 29th January 2020, 10:11 am
Updated Sunday, 2nd February 2020, 10:18 am
Berwick rangers FC.

The defeat leaves Rangers 12th in the Lowland League table, whilst BSC are fourth, 11 points behind leaders Kelty Hearts.

Berwick had taken a first half lead when Gary Windram netted with a peach of a left foot free kick from the edge of the area.

A Calum Smith volley was then saved by the home keeper, but as the half progressed, BSC started to ramp up the pressure and after Ross Smith volleyed over, Martin Grahan equalised from close range.

And almost straight from the restart the home side found themselves 2-1 up when Hamilton fired in from distance.

Grehan then headed in from a central position following a cross from the right and when Orr headed over a few minutes later the Glasgow side threatened to run riot.

Calum Smith was denied one on one for Berwick, but BSC continued to press and Thomas Collins and Grahan both shot side as the sides turned around at 3-1.

There were fewer chances in the second half, but Glasgow stretched their lead to 4-1 when Orr nipped in and stole possession, and from an acute angle fired into the top corner.

Late in the game Berwick were reduced to ten men when Ciaran Brian was red carded for a heavy tackle.

It was a disappointing way for Brian to mark his last game with the club - he has won a full time contract to play in Sweden and the club have wished him well for the future.

After the game, manager Ian Little said: “We knew this was going to be a difficult game.

“We got off to a good start with Gary’s free kick, but we lost our concentration and ver6 quickly found ourselves 2-1 down.

“When it became three and then four we knew the game was beyond us, and of course Ciaran’s red card in his last game was a disappointment.

“We wish him all the best for the future with his new club in Sweden, but we hope to have a replacement in within the next few days.”