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

Berwick are at home at Shielfield Park for the second Saturday running as we welcome Montrose FC to town for a Ladbrokes League Two fixture.

This fixture represents the final one of the first nine games of the season, meaning that Berwick have played each team in the league after this Saturday.

Robbie Horn and his team will be hoping to continue their recent form from the last two games, with both fixtures resulting in clean sheets and victories.

They will also be hoping to fare better against Montrose than last season when the four league encounters yielded just one point and two goals.

Berwick News

Robbie Horn is trying to build a level of consistency and has reiterated the importance of putting a run of results together. Horn has acknowledged the job that Stewart Petrie has done at Montrose and is expecting a tight game.

The recent winning form is expected to result in minimal changes to the side, although Marcus Godinho returns to the squad having been unavailable for the Scottish Cup tie last weekend.

Callum Donaldson picked up an injury whilst training with Hibernian and Jack Cook picked up an ankle injury playing for the development squad during the week.

Montrose News

Stewart Petrie will also be looking to build on a good Cup win from last time out, when Craig Johnston netted his first two goals for the club in a man of the match performance. Andrew Steeves notched his 100th appearance for the club in that victory and Chris Templeman will be looking to add to his three league goals so far in 2017/18. The Gable Endies have only lost once on the road in the league campaign to date.


Match sponsors Ladbrokes have this game down as follows pre-match:

Berwick 17/10

Draw 12/5

Montrose 13/10


The gate will be the usual price for home league games in 2017/18 with adults being charged at £12 with concessions gaining entry for £7.

Fans attending are also reminded that Ladbrokes are sending down a film crew to interview fans and officials at the game for a piece to be shown on the Football Show on Facebook Live and also shared on social media.

The idea being to get a feel from real football fans on match day. The crew will be in the Black & Gold and then inside the turnstiles before kick-off and about during the match.


This League Two game will be officiated by David Lowe and he will be supported by Stuart Hodge and Jonathan Bell on the lines.

Fans of both the home and away clubs are invited to enjoy the hospitality of BRFC TV sponsors, The Red Lion Pub, located a three minute walk from Berwick-Upon-Tweed railway station prior to and following the match. Any supporters will be treated to complimentary food when purchasing a drink.

The club would also like to remind our loyal and long-serving fans that Tom Maxwell, author of The Lone Rangers, a book celebrating Berwick Rangers unforgettable 1-0 victory over Glasgow Rangers some 50 years ago, will be a guest at Saturday’s match and will be selling and signing copies of his book in the club shop. Please get down and show him some support.

We hope that you all enjoy the game and that Robbie and the team continue the recent good form.

We look forward to seeing you at Shielfield Park for what promises to be an intriguing clash.

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