Match Day 12 | Bonnyrigg vs BRFC

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Berwick will be looking to break Bonnyrigg’s 7 game unbeaten streak as they make the trip to New Dundas Park for match day 12.

The dream team fans in attendance will be seeing a few familiar faces with Bonnyrigg led by ex. Manager Robbie Horne and with ex ‘Gers Dean Hoskins and Lee Currie in the squad.

Berwick will be looking to pick up from a resilient, yet ultimately disappointing result against Bo’Ness on Tuesday evening. Boss, Stuart Malcolm, will have someone of a selection headache with a number of injuries and absentees for this fixture.

Midfield extraordinaire  STM is serving the first ban of his two ban suspension, Lewis Baker in unavailable, keeper Ben Swinton picked up a knock and won’t make the squad, Sean Stewart has picked up an injury, Grant Nelson is still on his way back from an achilles strain picked up at home to Cumbernauld Colts, Heeps will miss out. Jack Cook is still nursing a hamstring injury and long term absentees Wright and Reid remain sidelined. In more positive news Jordan Sinclair will take a late fitness test and may make the bench and the squad has been boosted today with the arrival of Cammy Down from East Fife on loan.

A difficult day given the opposition and injury list, yet the Dream Team as displayed on Tuesday night are nothing, if not committed and resilient.

Enjoy the game!

Bonnyrigg 3 vs 0 BRFC

The ‘Gers suffered their heaviest defeat of the season yesterday after going down 3-0 to table-toppers Bonnyrigg Rose, who now lead the Lowland League by four points.

Berwick perhaps started the better of the two sides in the opening 20-25 minutes and went close a couple of times through a Jordan Sinclair free-kick and Jamie Pyper header.

However, it was the home side that took the lead just after the half hour mark when a teasing cross from the right was well intercepted but fell back to former ‘Gers winger Ross Gray, who tapped home from close range.

After an evenly contested first half, the home side were dominant after the break, with the ‘Gers struggling to create any real clear cut chances against a solid Rose back three of Neil Martynuik, Robert Wilson and Kerr Young – all of whom once played in black and gold.

The second goal arrived just before the hour mark when a clearance fortunately came back to the feet of Kieran McGachie, who pulled back for Callum Connolly to place home unchallenged ten yards.

Then, for the third on 70 minutes, the ‘Gers failed to clear their lines properly from a Rose free-kick, allowing Young to smash home on the volley.

It means back-to-back defeats for the ‘Gers for the first time this season, who will be looking to now bounce back in Cup action in the next two weeks with games against West Calder and Gretna FC 2008.

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