Berwick fell to their first home defeat of the season after a disappointing performance saw Annan snatch all three points.

After the match was delayed by 30 minutes due to the visitors’ team bus breaking down, Berwick failed to take advantage of their opponents’ nightmare journey and after Blair Henderson spurned a great chance shooting straight at goalkeeper Jordan Hart in he 12th minute, moments later an excellent cross-field pass was turned in at the back post by Rabin Omar to put Annan ahead.

Beveridge has already shown his versatility at Shielfield
Beveridge has already shown his versatility at Shielfield

With Berwick controlling possession but unable to make much of an impact in front of goal, the ‘Gers’ best chance fell to Graeme Beveridge who, after great work from Michael McKenna and Darren Lavery and a lay off from Henderson, saw his low shot cannon off the post.

Manager Cameron departed at half-time with stand-in centre-back Steven Notman pushed into the heart of midfield, while Robert Wilson slotted in alongside Jonny Fairbairn.

But the ‘Gers were unable to haul themselves back into the game and despite Lavery having a header clawed away by Hart, just like in the first half, shortly after a good chance Annan extended their lead after a lapse in concentration at the back from a throw-in allowed Smart Osadolar to tap in.

Two minutes later and it could’ve, and should’ve, been three as Notman surrendered possession in the Berwick half and Matthew Flynn galloped forward but was denied by a fantastic low save from Kevin Walker.

Barry Hogg showed some nice touches after replacing Beveridge shortly after the hour mark but, other than a Lavery shot which was parried away and scrambled clear five minutes from time, the ‘Gers failed to muster any other chances of note.