Match Preview: Berwick Rangers v Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale – East of Scotland City Cup

Berwick Rangers host Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale in East of Scotland City Cup Final action at Shielfield Park tomorrow, looking to build momentum after going unbeaten in their previous two.

Berwick Team News: 

David Banjo could feature tomorrow

David Banjo could feature tomorrow

The ‘Gers may use the cup as an opportunity to reintroduce midfielder David Banjo to the fold, who has completed his first full training session since picking up a thigh injury that has kept him out for the previous six weeks.

Graeme Beveridge will use the week off league action to continue resting up after suffering a concussion and broken ribs during a collision at Clyde, but will be integrated back into the first-team with some light training next week.

Calum Helm will also return to training after an injury on his ACL (knee) recently for rehab sessions with club therapist Jenna Orr.

Colin Cameron may use the occasion to field players who have perhaps struggled for game time recently to build fitness, or to cast his eye over some of the youngsters – the boss having watched our Under 20’s go down 3-2 to Forfar Athletic in midweek at Shielfield Park.

Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale Team News:

The away side will arrive at Shielfield full of confidence after winning the Image Printers Cup to earn their spot in the final, and also dispatching of Kelty Hearts, a side which contains former ‘Gers Scott Dalziel & Paul Currie, to earn a Scottish Cup Second Round clash with Montrose.

Indeed, Thistle boss Raymond Carr has signaled his intention to use tomorrow’s final as a ‘dress rehearsal’ for their clash with the Angus side in a few weeks time.

And Carr has been bolstered by the news that Richie Wilkes and Scott Gormley will be available for the final after the pair missed out a 2-1 East of Scotland Premier Division win over Ormiston last weekend.

Currently sitting 3rd, the Edinburgh side have lost just one game in the league this season and look set to provide tough opposition.


Hospitality is still available at the price of just £10 – that’s £2 less than the usual admission for a league game!

This price includes a buffet, a team sheet, the warmth found in the directors box for the game, and the comfort of the Sponsors Lounge prior to and after the game, which may have live sport broadcasting throughout!

Otherwise admission has been altered to:

Adults – £6

Concessions – £3

So why not get value for your money & book a place upstairs? To do so, simply call Connie on 07790 676185 or Lyndsey on 07757 723093.


Match Officials:

David Doig takes charge of tomorrow’s clash, and he will be assisted by both Gary McGregor & Lewis Hogarth.

Enjoy the match!