Report: Montrose 0-2 Berwick Rangers

Lee Currie scored his ninth goal of the season.

Lee Currie scored his ninth goal of the season.

Two goals in as many second half minutes saw Berwick record a vital away victory over Montrose which lifted the team eight points clear of the Gable Endies.

Lee Currie and Blair Henderson notched the all-important goals for the ‘Gers, who would’ve been just two points off bottom spot had the home side claimed victory.

There was an unfamiliar face to most in the Berwick starting XI, with winger Kyle Wilkie’s loan deal from Highland League side Nairn County confirmed by the SFA on Saturday morning. Goalkeeper Jamie Wilson was also on the bench, arriving on loan from Dunfermline to provide cover for the injured Billy Bald.

Paul Willis tested Stuart McKenzie early on and then shot wide of the target before Paul Watson’s effort from outside the area went just over the bar.

Jonny Fairbairn headed over from a corner before Currie, Wilkie and Fairbairn once more all went close to opening the scoring for the ‘Gers in the first half.

Heading into half-time, Berwick couldn’t make their superiority count, as has been so often this season, with a big second half performance needed to firmly quell any imminent fears of relegation.

And thankfully, the ‘Gers delivered, but it took until the 74th minute and after more missed chances from Willis, Henderson and Currie for them to do so.

After Terry Masson was shown a straight red card for a nasty looking foul, Currie dispatched the free-kick for his ninth goal of the season and 46th overall for Berwick, moving him to 12th in the list of all-time scorers for the club.

Just over 90 seconds later, it was 2-0 as Henderson netted from inside the box for his second goal for the club in his third start.

The victory lifted the ‘Gers above Clyde on goal difference, with another win at East Fife tomorrow night (Tuesday) reigniting the chance of a play-off spot. A win for the Bayview outfit though would see Berwick 10 points adrift of them in fourth place with games quickly running out.