Match Day 6 | BRFC vs Dalbeattie Star

Match Preview / Team News

Berwick head into tomorrow’s match with Dalbeattie Star searching for home comforts after failing to pick anything up on the road in their opening two away games of the campaign. The Star look set to provide tough opposition for the ‘Gers, entering the game having won all five of their games so far – though the ‘Gers are undefeated as yet at Shielfield Park.

Manager Stuart Malcolm is likely to be without John Ward after the young left back picked up a heavy knock in Wednesday evening’s 2-0 defeat away at Celtic.

Ryan Finnie remains out and won’t be available to feature for the ‘Gers until our Wednesday 18th August fixture against Broomhill.

Long-term absentees Jack Wright and Craig Reid remain sidelined, although Sean Stewart is pushing to be in contention having overcome Covid-19 and a hamstring injury sustained in training.

Enjoy the game.

BRFC 1 – 0 Dalbeattie Star

A first half goal from Lewis Allan was enough to win it for BRFC today, as they end Dalbeattie’s 5 game unbeaten start to the season.

The home side managed the game well in it’s entirety today, with keeper Andy mcneil, not being called into action much at all. The shots he did face were somewhat speculative pops from outside the box.

Allan’s goal seen him 1-1 with the keeper and whilst at first it looked like the keeper was going to stop him, his persistence won him the ball back before he knocked it to his right and slotted home into an empty net. Allan had a glorious chance to make it two after the break when once again he was 1 v 1 with the onrushing keeper, however under little pressure put the ball agonisingly wide as he seemingly slipped when striker the ball. 1 v1 could have been a theme of the game as Taylor also was denied whilst charing towards the keeper, this time the visiting stopper got an excellent touch on the ball to deny Taylor.

Defensively the ‘Gers we solid, make shift right back Grant Nelson did his job and the partnership of Cook and Pyper once again proved to be a stable base for the Dream Team to build from.

A positive result on the back of two defeats see’s the ‘Gers up to 7th in the table going into next weeks away trip to Stirling University.

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