Culter 1 Berwick Rangers 1: Berwick's boss takes nothing for granted

Berwick Rangers are facing a Scottish Cup replay after a draw in Aberdeenshire with Cutler

Berwick Rangers
Berwick Rangers

Berwick Rangers and Culter must do it all again after the teams drew in the second round of the Scottish Cup in Aberdeenshire on Saturday.

The teams will replay at Shielfield on Saturday in what will be the Highland Junior League side’s first visit to the Borders.

Berwick manager Ian Little knows Rangers will need to be on their guard in the replay and not take Culter for granted.

He said: “They proved in the first game they are a very capable side.

“We knew they had a good record in their games played so far this season, and like every side we face we treated them with respect.

“I thought we did enough to possibly win up there and it was only an unfortunate own goal which denied us the victory.”

Stevie Notman gave Berwick the lead early in the second half.

However, a Michael Dunlop own goal gave the home side a foothold in the match - and it was only an injury-time save from stand-in goalkeeper Billy Bald which kept Rangers in the tie.

Rangers made the better start and Damien Gielty and Scott Dalziel both had shots saved by goalkeeper Neil Duffy within the first nine minutes.

Notman also pulled a shot wide, but Culter had their moments as Allan Youngson shot over the top before centre forward Jamie McAllister went close twice.

As play swing from end to end Darren Lavery and Stephen Tulloch both fired wide for Berwick, but at half-time there was still no score.

Just eight minutes into the second half Notman broke the deadlock when he steered a low left-foot shot into the bottom corner of the net.

However, after 62 minutes Culter equalised when central defender Dunlop turned the ball into his own net.

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