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

Tuesday evening represents the start of four consecutive home games for Robbie Horn and the boys as we welcome them back to Shielfield Park.

Dave Mackay and play-off chasing Stirling Albion will be in town for a League Two encounter that kicks off at 7.45pm.

This is the fourth league meeting between the sides this season and Robbie will be hoping that it goes the same way as the first three, which all ended in victories for the home side.

Stirling have triumphed 4-0 and 2-0 in their home victories, whilst the ‘Gers won 1-0 at Shielfield in early December with a goal from Michael McKenna.

Berwick News

Robbie Horn is hoping for a change of luck following the 3-0 reverse at Elgin City at the weekend. Horn has commented that Saturday’s defeat “turned on the first goal which was a great strike from distance. There was nothing in the game until that point and we felt we should have had a free-kick in the build up to the second goal”. Horn went further stating that he “wants a reaction from the players to prove they are good enough to be at this club and that Saturday hurt them as much as it hurt me, the coaching staff, the board and the supporters who made the trip”.

Horn is looking for hunger and desire from his squad as we start a crucial run of home games.

Aaron Murrell is injured, Darren Lavery is unavailable and Declan O’Kane is 50/50 having taken a knock on Saturday.

Stirling News

This is the second game of seven in a short space of 22 days for Stirling as they travel for their first away game since February 10 due to the adverse weather.

Dave Mackay is without Andy Black who is out for several weeks with a broken collarbone. Skipper Willie Robertson missed out at the weekend but could return for this one.

Stirling had won four games on the spin prior to the defeat at the weekend. They will be looking to get their play-off push back on track.

Stirling arrive with the leading scorer in the division in the shape of Darren Smith, who has 21 league goals to his name in 2017/18.


Match sponsors see this one as follows:

Berwick 21/10

Draw 23/10

Stirling 11/10


The admission for this game has been reduced to £10 for adults and £5 for concessions. The club has also been offering reduced hospitality at only £20 in the JB Lounge for this match.

We hope this brings as many of you to the game as possible, with the current weather expected to be dry!


Lloyd Wilson is the referee for this one. Jordan Stokoe and Euan Birch will be running the lines.

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

We look forward to this run of home games and wish the team the best of luck to put a run together.

Enjoy the game!

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