Match Preview : Berwick Rangers v Queen’s Park FC – Ladbrokes League Two

Johnny Harvey and the boys are back in action tomorrow at Shielfield Park, welcoming Mark Roberts and his Queen’s Park side for a 3pm kick-off in League Two.

The ‘Gers will be looking to bounce back from the heavy defeat to title chasing Peterhead last weekend.

The visitors currently sit two places above Berwick in the table and Harvey will be looking to close that gap with a home victory.

A closely fought encounter ended 1-0 to Queen’s Park earlier this season at Hampden Park.


The two sides have met 137 times the League since they were founded and the record between the two is incredibly close. A Berwick win tomorrow would mean that both sides had 54 victories from those matches.

Berwick News

Paul Willis is still missing with injury, along with longer term casualties Ouzy See and Sean Murphy. There was further bad news on the injury front this week as Daryl Healy picked up a training ground knock and is likely to be missing until 2019. He will be missed following recent impressive performances.

Better news is that Jamie Todd completed 90 minutes with the reserves in the week and is back in contention.

Queen’s Park News

Mark Roberts signed former St Mirren forward, Alan Gow, this week to bolster his ranks. Brendan Sharpe will not be involved having left the club on loan until February.

Roberts will be without suspended Gerry McLauchlan (sent off last week) whilst Lewis Hawke will be looking to add to his strike in the 1-1 home draw last Saturday.

The Spiders are having a decent enough season and enjoyed a real purple patch in October and early November when they put together a run of six unbeaten matches. This resulted in Mark Roberts being named Manager of the Month for October.


Match sponsors Ladbrokes have this one as follows:

Berwick 17/5

Draw 12/5

Queen’s Park 8/11


We would like to remind everyone that Saturday will be Grandparents Day at Shielfield Park. We hope to see many grandparents and taking advantage of the special offer by bringing along children aged 15 and under, who will receive a free season voucher that will entitle them to free entry to all remaining home games this season.

We hope to see many old and young supporters in attendance! Usual home league prices will apply for the adults.

Match Sponsors

Match – Thanks for Roflow, an environmental and engineering company, for sponsoring this game.

Ball – Club Honorary Chaplain Rev Alan Cartwright is the match ball sponsor (as he always is against Queen’s Park) and we thank him.


Steven Reid is the ref on Saturday. Supported by Stuart Hodge and Chris Newman.

We’d also like to remind all supporters that the Pound Per Point initiative is now due and can be completed online. You can also pay at the club shop at the game.

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

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

Let’s start the festive period with a home win! Enjoy the game and come on the ‘Gers!