Under 20’s co-manager Myles Allan described the ‘Gers 1-1 draw away to Raith Rovers last night as ‘excellent’.

The 'Gers were able to prevent 2nd placed Raith from going even on points with table-topping Stirling Albion
The ‘Gers were able to prevent 2nd placed Raith from going even on points with table-topping Stirling Albion

“We were excellent,” begins Allan. “There was a really good shape to the side. Right up the spine of the team there were a number of good performances, and we really benefitted from that.

“We were composed in possession throughout and played a lot of good football, albeit without creating too many chances.”

Allan did however note that while he was impressed with the performance, a slow start in the 2nd half had left him less pleased.

“We didn’t start the second half very well. Raith seemed to come out and play with a higher tempo, and in honesty we struggled to get up to speed with that for the first 20-25 minutes, so it maybe wasn’t a surprise to see them take the lead in that timeframe.

“But I suppose in fairness to the boys that the slow start was understandable given our team had been playing for their loan sides on Saturday, too. We looked a little leggy but introducing Stan Chitemere, Adam Forrest & Ewan Herriot from the bench added energy and helped us to get back into the game.

“We got that foothold back into the match with the goal from Ewan, and in the end I think we deserved the point.”

Allan recently told the club’s official website that performances were the priority over results, and it appears that philosophy is helping players look forward to games, with many tweeting their excitement ahead of fixtues.

“Neil and myself ask the lads to get the ball down and play, and allow them the creative freedom to express themselves.
“In that respect, the football should be enjoyable to execute, and if the team are enjoying the games, then it certainly do us any harm!

“As long as they work hard enough off the ball to give themselves a platform to execute the attractive football we want on it, we’ll be happy.

“I felt we did just that last night, so it was probably an enjoyable match to play in for them!”

A match report courtesy of Berwick Rangers Supporters Trust will be available on the site a little later today.