BERWICK manager Michael Renwick admitted he was a relieved man after Saturday’s match at Alloa was abandoned due to fog.
“Let there be no mistake the fact that the game was abandoned was a real godsend,” said the Borderers’ boss.
“We really were up against it, especially after Stuart Fraser was shown a straight red for a foul early in the second half.
“But this gives us a bit of a break and a breather as we prepare for the Boxing Day clash with the new league leaders Raith Rovers at Shielfield.”
Renwick revealed there was a real downside to the match on the artificial pitch against Alloa.
“Robbie Horn, Gary Wood and Tommy Lennox were all casualties and we will have to have a roll call to see just who is fit for Boxing Day,” said Renwick, who is hoping to bring one new face into the squad on loan for the game.
Alloa took five minutes to open their account when Scott Agnew steered a cross from Graham Brown out of the reach of Gary O’Connor.
But ex-Alloa player Michael Bolochoweckyj levelled for Rangers before the interval when he headed home a delivery from Paul McMullan from close range.
Trouble flared early in the second half when Fraser was judged guilty of a fierce tackle on Brown and was shown a straight red by referee David Somers and as O’Connor and Iain Thomson joined the argument both were cautioned.
The free-kick which followed resulted in Iain Fleming bagging the Alloa second.
But, on the hour mark, the fog closed in.