Andrew Russell grabbed the only goal of the game as Berwick ended East Stirlingshire's play-off hopes.

Russell struck on the stroke of half time after being played in by Ross Gray, with home goalkeeper William Bald pulling off saves from Kevin Turner, David Greenhill and Maxwell Wright to preserve the lead.

The win means Berwick are now just three points adrift of a play-off spot.

Shire, however, are out of the running with two games left to play.

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

Berwick Rangers

  • 01 Bald
  • 02 Dunlop (Hoskins - 89' )
  • 03 Drummond
  • 04 Miller (Morris - 89' )
  • 05 Fairburn Booked
  • 06 Tulloch
  • 07 Gray
  • 08 Currie
  • 10 Russell
  • 09 Dalziel (Currie - 64' )
  • 11 Lavery

Substitutes

  • 12 Currie
  • 14 Hoskins
  • 15 Morris
  • 16 Andrews
  • 17 Downie

East Stirlingshire

  • 01 Gordon
  • 02 Tapping (MacGregor - 74' )
  • 10 Shepherd
  • 06 Thomson
  • 04 Townsley
  • 05 Bolochoweckyj
  • 07 O'Donoghue (Glasgow - 69' )
  • 08 Greenhill
  • 11 Wright
  • 09 Turner (Quinn - 80' )
  • 03 Maxwell

Substitutes

  • 12 Quinn
  • 14 Miller
  • 15 Devlin
  • 16 Glasgow
  • 17 Hay
  • 18 MacGregor
  • 19 Herd
Ref: Colin Steven
Att: 582

Match Stats

Shots

6 6

On target

3 5

Corners

8 6

Fouls

16 15

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Berwick Rangers 1, East Stirling 0.

90:00 +3:01 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Berwick Rangers 1, East Stirling 0.

90:00 +0:08

Ross Drummond (Berwick Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +0:08

Foul by Jamie Glasgow (East Stirling).

88:50 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Berwick Rangers. Josh Morris replaces Ben Miller.

88:37 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Berwick Rangers. Dean Hoskins replaces Michael Dunlop.

88:08

Corner, Berwick Rangers. Conceded by Chris Townsley.

82:25

Ross Drummond (Berwick Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

82:25

Foul by Max Wright (East Stirling).

80:15

Stephen Tulloch (Berwick Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

80:15

Foul by Jamie Glasgow (East Stirling).

79:36 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, East Stirling. Paul Quinn replaces Kevin Turner.

78:09

Darren Lavery (Berwick Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

78:09

Foul by Michael Bolochoweckyj (East Stirling).

77:40

Michael Dunlop (Berwick Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

77:40

Foul by Michael Bolochoweckyj (East Stirling).

77:21

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by William Bald.

77:01

Attempt saved. Max Wright (East Stirling) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

75:21

Attempt saved. Chris Townsley (East Stirling) header from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

75:07

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by William Bald.

74:59

Attempt saved. David Greenhill (East Stirling) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom left corner.

73:48 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, East Stirling. Graeme MacGregor replaces Jordan Tapping.

72:07

Stephen Tulloch (Berwick Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

72:07

Foul by Kevin Turner (East Stirling).

71:02

Foul by Stephen Tulloch (Berwick Rangers).

71:02

Kevin Turner (East Stirling) wins a free kick on the left wing.

69:34

Attempt saved. Andrew Russell (Berwick Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

68:05 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, East Stirling. Jamie Glasgow replaces Ross O'Donoghue.

66:36

Attempt saved. Kevin Turner (East Stirling) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

65:16

Lee Currie (Berwick Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

65:16

Foul by David Greenhill (East Stirling).

63:36 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Berwick Rangers. Paul Currie replaces Scott Dalziel.

60:48

Foul by Darren Lavery (Berwick Rangers).

60:48

Max Wright (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

59:01

Corner, Berwick Rangers. Conceded by Jordan Tapping.

57:14

Corner, Berwick Rangers. Conceded by Chris Townsley.

56:05 Booking

Booking John Fairburn (Berwick Rangers) is shown the yellow card.

56:01

Foul by John Fairburn (Berwick Rangers).

56:01

Kevin Turner (East Stirling) wins a free kick on the left wing.

55:14

Scott Dalziel (Berwick Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

55:14

Foul by Michael Bolochoweckyj (East Stirling).

52:05

Hand ball by Lee Currie (Berwick Rangers).

46:56

Corner, Berwick Rangers. Conceded by Craig Gordon.

46:45

Attempt saved. Scott Dalziel (Berwick Rangers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

45:00

Second Half begins Berwick Rangers 1, East Stirling 0.

45:00 +0:27 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Berwick Rangers 1, East Stirling 0.

43:47 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Berwick Rangers 1, East Stirling 0. Andrew Russell (Berwick Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ross Gray.

42:38

Attempt saved. Max Wright (East Stirling) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

41:46

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Ross Drummond.

41:06

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by John Fairburn.

37:00

Kevin Turner (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

36:57

Foul by Darren Lavery (Berwick Rangers).

34:34

Stephen Tulloch (Berwick Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

34:34

Foul by Max Wright (East Stirling).

33:00

Nathan Shepherd (East Stirling) wins a free kick on the left wing.

32:57

Foul by Michael Dunlop (Berwick Rangers).

31:12

Foul by Darren Lavery (Berwick Rangers).

31:12

Michael Bolochoweckyj (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

30:50

Corner, Berwick Rangers. Conceded by Iain Thomson.

28:41

Ross Gray (Berwick Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

28:41

Foul by Chris Townsley (East Stirling).

28:08

Foul by Andrew Russell (Berwick Rangers).

28:08

Michael Bolochoweckyj (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

27:22

Corner, Berwick Rangers. Conceded by Iain Thomson.

26:37

Foul by Kevin Turner (East Stirling).

26:37

Lee Currie (Berwick Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

26:01

Attempt missed. Lee Currie (Berwick Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

24:09

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Stephen Tulloch.

23:38

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by John Fairburn.

22:38

Foul by Ross Gray (Berwick Rangers).

22:38

Nathan Shepherd (East Stirling) wins a free kick on the right wing.

18:08

Foul by Lee Currie (Berwick Rangers).

18:08

David Greenhill (East Stirling) wins a free kick on the left wing.

16:11

Foul by Stephen Tulloch (Berwick Rangers).

16:11

Kevin Turner (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

15:47

Ross Drummond (Berwick Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

15:47

Foul by Kevin Turner (East Stirling).

12:41

Foul by Ben Miller (Berwick Rangers).

12:41

Scott Maxwell (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

11:29

Foul by Michael Dunlop (Berwick Rangers).

11:29

Scott Maxwell (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

10:02

John Fairburn (Berwick Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

10:02

Foul by David Greenhill (East Stirling).

9:14

Attempt missed. Michael Dunlop (Berwick Rangers) header from the right side of the six yard box is too high following a corner.

8:53

Corner, Berwick Rangers. Conceded by Jordan Tapping.

8:04

Foul by Darren Lavery (Berwick Rangers).

8:04

Chris Townsley (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

7:30

Ross Gray (Berwick Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

7:30

Foul by Scott Maxwell (East Stirling).

7:00

Scott Maxwell (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

6:58

Foul by Andrew Russell (Berwick Rangers).

5:28

Foul by Ross Gray (Berwick Rangers).

5:28

David Greenhill (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

4:35

Attempt missed. Darren Lavery (Berwick Rangers) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

3:26

Corner, Berwick Rangers. Conceded by Michael Bolochoweckyj.

3:00

Andrew Russell (Berwick Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3:00

Foul by Iain Thomson (East Stirling).

2:21

Attempt missed. Max Wright (East Stirling) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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