Match Preview : Berwick Rangers v Montrose FC – Ladbrokes League Two

Berwick Rangers host league leaders Montrose at Shielfield Park this Saturday, with the game kicking off at 3pm.

Stewart Petrie brings his table topping side to town with them having a five point lead a the top of Ladbrokes League Two.

This game, due to rearranged matches, marks the run of three home games in a row for Robbie Horn and his side. Horn and the players will be hoping for a change of fortune in the coming games, having been on a receiving end of some questionable penalty decisions in recent league encounters against Peterhead and Clyde.

The Gable Endies are currently on three wins from their last five and will be looking for maximum points, having drawn 2-2 away at Elgin City last time out. Stewart Petrie knows that the title race is likely to go to the wire with second place Peterhead currently having a game in hand.

Berwick Team News

Robbie Horn should have some selection choices to make this weekend as Jamie Todd continues to settle to life in League Two. Recent signings Alex Petkov and young striker Jack Hamilton are pushing for recalls having sat out the away draw at Peterhead.

Kevin McKinlay will once again be missing with injury. Ewan Herriot has left the club since the last outing and long serving defender Jonny Fairbairn has joined Tranent Juniors on a short term loan deal.

Berwick will be looking for their first victory in five league games.

Montrose Team News

Stewart Petrie will be looking for consistency from his side as they look to clinch the league title. Petrie will be hoping for a third consecutive victory against the ‘Gers in 2017/18 and also a third consecutive clean sheet. Montrose won 0-1 at Shielfield earlier this season and 3-0 at home in December.

This title push has been built on solid foundations and the leading scorer for Montrose is Chris Templeman with only 6 league goals this season. 23 year old striker and recent signing, Martin Rennie, is expected to get more minutes in the coming weeks.

Two members of the Gable Endies squad recently reached impressive milestones for the club with Terry Masson and Gary Fraser celebrating their 250th and 100th appearances for the club respectively.


Match sponsors Ladbrokes see this as follows;

Berwick 3/1

Draw 12/5

Montrose 4/5


Usual home prices apply for this game. An adult ticket will cost £12, with concessions at £7. All under 16s will be allowed free entry to the game when accompanied by a paying adult.


Thank you to our sponsors of the game:
Match – Fork Truck Borders Instruction from Berwick.
Man of the Match – Penny Rose Photography from Haltwhistle.
Matchball – Tony Carter Transport Ltd from Gateshead.


Craig Charleston will be the man in the middle for this encounter. Stephen Mitchell and Chris McTiernan will be supporting on the lines.

The Red Lion pub in Berwick, a mere three minute walk from the train station, will welcome all supporters before and after he game for food and refreshments. Complimentary food will be provided when purchasing a drink. The Red Lion are the sponsors of Berwick Rangers TV.

We look forward to welcoming you all on Saturday. Please come down and support the boys as we enjoy this run of home league fixtures.

Enjoy the game!

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