Midfielder Graeme Beveridge has settled into life well at Berwick, featuring prominently both in the ‘Gers defence and midfield thus far, but has admitted that the ‘Gers must cut out mistakes if they are to find consistency.

Beveridge is looking for the side to eliminate mistakes
Beveridge is looking for the side to eliminate mistakes

“In this league consistency is hard to come by,” Beveridge insists, “anyone can beat anyone. One look at the table shows that.

“But if we cut out the silly mistakes we can start to focus on playing the percentages and becoming the side that takes advantage of mistakes, rather than worrying about making them.

“If that happens, I’m confident we’ll get a run of form going. It looks as though a decent run will put you in a good position in this league, and obviously more points on the board early on will help us come the end, so hopefully it isn’t too far away. ”

Mistakes cost Berwick the game during the weekend’s 2-0 defeat to Annan Athletic, with defenders switching off as Annan killed the game with their second of the afternoon, but Beveridge reveals the Annan loss isn’t the only result he’s been disappointed with so far.

Speaking of the previous weekend’s loss in Elgin, Beveridge explains: “I thought we were the better side up at Borough Briggs last week, certainly in the first half. We were probably unfortunate not to go in at the break with a lead.

“But if we look at things honestly, I think in the second-half we let our standards slip and that’s really disappointing. That said, it is a positive that we’d all admit that – we know we have to learn from these kinds of results and work to improve.

The midfielder recently returned to Borough Briggs as an opposition player for the first time
The midfielder recently returned to Borough Briggs as an opposition player for the first time

“On a personal level, it was a bit of an odd experience being in the away changing rooms up there, but that’s the nature of the game. I enjoyed my time there and made some good friends, but as soon as the game is started that’s forgotten about – I’m sure any player would tell you the same.”

The ex-Elgin midfielder was also quick to reveal that he is enjoying his time at Shielfield Park, noting that regular football has been a key factor in the experience so far.

“I’m loving it here to be fair. I think in the past few seasons I’ve never really had as much time on the park as I’d have liked, so I feel like I’m learning every game too.

“I’ve been played at left back quite a lot early on, and with being a central midfielder naturally, there’s definitely been a learning curve for me to climb.

“I’m a right footer, so it does present some challenges and the cricket bat left peg has had to make an appearance a couple of times, but I’m just glad to be playing – even more so when contributing to good results.

 

Beveridge has already shown his versatility at Shielfield
Beveridge has already shown his versatility at Shielfield

“It’s been easy to settle in to the side, all the boys have been fantastic. There are too many to mention but boys like Andy Russell, the club clown, a great guy. Then there’s the likes of Mr. Norwich himself, Ewan McNeil and plenty of others.

“Mind you, I’m not too sure about the club captain stealing gear out my training bag to earn me fines!”