Berwick Colts will play their first ever competitive game this weekend as they travel to Yarrow Park to take on Selkirk Victoria in Border Amateur C League action.
The team was formed earlier this Summer and is comprised mainly of former Berwick Rangers Juniors Under 16’s players.
An intentionally tough pre-season which saw the Colts pit their talents against Coldstream Amateurs, Chirnside, Tweedmouth Harrow, Wooler and Lowick means that Michael Brown’s young side are still yet to taste victory for the first time, but feedback from opposition would suggest it won’t be long before they enjoy success in the C League.
That appears to be a sentiment that is shared by Brown, who spoke ahead of the Colts’ opener, stating: “I’m really looking forward to our first game on Saturday. Having played in the Border Amateur leagues over the years I have a little knowledge of the set-up, but really we’re going into the unknown with this group of youngsters, and that adds to the excitement of Saturday’s game.
“We do not underestimate the tasks ahead but I believe teams really shouldn’t underestimate us at the same time. We’ve enjoyed both a very good and tough pre-season over the last six weeks, taking on tough games with opposition from the Border Amateur A and B leagues as well as tough opposition from North Northumberland 1st division.
Brown, who will be assisted by both Matty Moor and David Morton, finnished: “I’ve seen enough in the games we’ve played to know we are capable of competing in this league, and I am confident we can establish ourselves as a good side.
“For me we are here to continue to progress our development and at same time hopefully win a few games.”
The club would like to wish the Colts the best of luck for their opener and the season ahead.