Match Day 9 | BRFC vs East Kilbride

Match Preview / Team News

Following back to back wins on the road (the first time since 2016 that has happened) The Dream Team are back at Shielfield Park and play host to East Kilbride.

EK ran out 0-1 winners last season, after Chris Erskine grabbed a late winner following a battling display from the home team which felt like it deserved at least a point from the game.

EK who have had a mildly turbulent start to the season finally found the scoring boots last week as they put 7 past VOL. The Ger’s will be hoping they got all their goals out of their system.

Berwick head into the game hoping to break the trend of having to come back from behind, which has been the case both against Stirling University and Broomhill.

Ger’s boss Stuart Malcom will have largely a similar squad to Wednesday available for this weekends game. Ryan Finnie will miss out again with illness, new striker Kieran McGrath will likely feature again following an impressive second have debut on Wednesday. John Ward and Jordan Sinclair are working their way back from injury and are in contention for a place on the bench as they work back to full fitness, and in more positive news, Kieran Somerville and Sean Stewart have both been declared fit having overcome injuries of their own.

The Ger’s will be looking to make it 4 wins in a row this weekend and everyone at the club would love to see you at Shielfield cheering the team on. Check out this weeks match day programme to get you excited for tomorrow’s fixtures.

Berwick Rangers 2 – 3 East Kilbride 

Despite plenty of late pressure while down to ten men but the ‘Gers fell to defeat for the first time at home this season.

5 goals, a red card and a crowd crowd in full voice, the visit of EK turned out to be quite entertaining game at Shielfield Park.

The visitors got off the mark within 10mins after a strong run down the right from Ek stand out, Chris Erskine, he squares the ball from the byline and it was tapped home by Victoria. EK continued to add pressure for the next 5 or 10m ins before The Gers’ started to get more into the game.

This growing in confidence in the first half turn into a goal and Berwick were level on 25mins, with Lewis Allan firing home after a grate peace of play which involved Harris & Taylor combining before picking out Allan in the box who finishes well with a left footed shot.

The home side kept trying to apply pressure and were arguable in control when a badly executed back pass from Cook gifted Malcom an opportunity to face McNeil 1-1 and which seen him slot the ball neatly past McNeil, nestling into the bottom right hand corner of the net.

Scott Taylor Mackenzie hit the post with a great effort of a free kick, the EK keep was struggling to get to it and this effort would prove as warning for what was to come. EK extended their lead with what many are calling a fairly obvious offside goal as Finlay picked up the ball and hit it from 25 yard into top right corner, out of the reach of keeper McNeil.

Sean Steward came on for The Ger’s but didn’t last long with two quick yellow cards which resulted in an early exit. This didn’t deter the home side who pushed and pushed for something out of the game and who were given a lifeline when STM once again placed the ball down for a free kick and whipped it into the postage stamp. A truly splendid strike.

The last 10mins were worth the admission fee alone. The Ger’s had EK on the back foot and were pushing for an equaliser. Ultimately EK held on to the lead and leave Shielfield as the first visiting team to take home all three points this season.

Next up for The Gers’ they host Cumbernauld Colts, 3pm next Saturday. We hope to see you there.

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