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Peterhead 1 Berwick Rangers 1

BERWICK boss Ian Little was happy with a point against Peterhead at Balmoor.

BERWICK boss Ian Little was happy with a point against Peterhead at Balmoor.

“After a two-week lay-off because of the weather I was not sure how the players would perform but I was satisfied with the draw,” said the Borderers’ manager, although he did admit: “It would have been better if we had taken all three to close the gap at the top.”

“We may be lying seventh in the table but we still have everything to play for in the race for a play-off place” said Little, adding: “Peterhead are fourth but they are only five points ahead of us and we have three games in hand while Annan who are above us have played two more and only have a two points cushion.”

“Naturally we will be aiming to clinch maximum points when we entertain Clyde who are just below us at Shielfield on Saturday” said Little, who introduced Scott Dalziel as a second-half substitute.

“This was a game in which we had chances to clinch it but under all the circumstances I am not prepared to be too critical.”

The hosts took minutes to find the target with Rory McAllister firing home his ninth goal of the season. But Rangers hit back 60 seconds later with Dylan Easton paving the way for Darren Lavery. The striker almost added a second but Graeme Smith saved his header and the keeper did well to deny Fraser McLaren just before the break.

Berwick had the edge in the second half, but could not find the finishing touch and Kevin McDonald was just off target in the dying stages.

PETERHEAD: Graeme Smith; McCann, Scott Ross, Maguire (Gilfillan 65), Noble, Cox (Deasley 85), Cowie, Redman, McLaughlin, McAllister, Rodgers (Bavidge 74). Subs (not used): Jarvie, Tully.

Booked: McCann.

Goal: McAllister 5.

BERWICK RANGERS: McCallum; Jacobs, Brydon, Lee Currie, Gielty, Townsley, Janczyk (Notman 79), McDonald, McLaren, Lavery (Carse 83), Easton (Dalziel 62). Subs (not used): McCaldon, Hoskins.

Booked: Gielty, Easton.

Goal: Lavery 6.

Attendance: 432.

Referee: Des Roache.

 

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