Match Preview : Berwick Rangers v Albion Rovers – Ladbrokes League Two

The ‘Gers return to Shielfield Park tomorrow for a Ladbrokes League Two encounter against Albion Rovers, kick off 3pm.

The Wee Rovers travel to take on Berwick with new manager Kevin Harper freshly in the hot-seat with new managers being a theme of the last few Berwick matches.

Johnny Harvey and the lads will be looking to build on the fantastic away win at Elgin City last weekend. The home side will also be buoyed by the fact that the previous game between the sides this season ended in the other outstanding result from the 2018/19 campaign thus far, with the ‘Gers triumphing 3-5 in a rollercoaster performance.

The game is a proverbial 6 pointer with the sides currently 10th and 9th in the table respectively.


Harvey and the lads will also take comfort from a respectable record against Saturday’s opponents down the years at Shielfield.

Of the previous 65 home matches Berwick have been victorious on 30 occasions, only losing 17 and hitting the net 112 times to Albion’s 81.

Berwick News

Harvey will be looking to make it consecutive wins for the first time this season. Chris Hamilton misses the game as he is away with the Scotland under 19 squad. John Neill is back from suspension. Robert Wilson will return next weekend. Harvey also commented that he may look to include one or two triallists again after the success of the Elgin game.

Albion Rovers News

This will be the first game in charge for Kevin Harper, having watched the narrow 2-1 defeat to Edinburgh from the stands last Saturday. New signing Gerard Hernando Escuriola will be looking to add to his wonderful goal from that game. Travelling Rovers supporters will see some familiar faces in the form of Gary Phillips and Paul Willis.

Match Sponsors

John Eyre Electrical Services are the Match Sponsors for this one.

The Match Ball is sponsored by Enco Ltd in memory of Trevor Moody.

Man of the Match is sponsored by The Sons of Pitches.


Match sponsors Ladbrokes have this as follows:

Berwick 11/10

Draw 23/10

Albion Rovers 21/10


Usual prices (£12 for adults and £8 for concessions) will apply for this home fixture.


David Dickinson is the man in the middle. He will be assisted by Gary Hilland and Eddie Ferguson.

We look forward to welcoming you all on Saturday. We remind all supporters that they are welcome in Bar 1881 at the ground prior to the game and afterwards.

Supporters will also be welcome in the Red Lion pub, located on Castlegate in Berwick, before or after the game.
The pub are sponsors of Berwick Rangers TV and will provide complimentary food to supporters when purchasing a drink.

Let’s cheer the lads to 3 precious points on Saturday. Enjoy the game!

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