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Berwick Rangers 1-0 Spartans

Berwick Rangers ended Spartans' thrilling Scottish Cup run as they won the fifth-round replay at Shielfield Park to set up a quarter-final match away to Championship side Hibernian.

Lowland League Spartans had secured a 1-1 draw against their League Two opponents on 7 February.

However, their Cup dream came to a halt when they could not cancel out Darren Lavery's first-half strike.

Jack Nixon gave the home side a fright when his shot hit the post late on.

Spartans enjoyed the best of the opening exchanges without creating any real opportunities but saw themselves behind from the first corner of the game in the 29th minute.

Paul Willis floated the ball over from the left and Lavery found time and space to fire home from close range to net his 14th goal of the season.

Colin Cameron had Blair Carswell scrambling in the Spartans goal early in the second half when his cross drifted goalwards in the wind but went marginally over the top of the bar.

Berwick were enjoying the better of things with the wind behind them and Lavery and Kerr Young went close to extending their advantage.

Spartans came close to hauling themselves level three minutes from time when Nixon's strike came back off the woodwork but Berwick held on to secure a trip in Easter Road in the last eight.

Line-ups

Berwick

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Bald
  • 2Jacobs
  • 5Young
  • 6Fairbairn
  • 3Drummond
  • 4NotmanSubstituted forGoldat 27'minutes
  • 10Cameron
  • 8Currie
  • 7GraySubstituted forHendersonat 68'minutes
  • 9LaverySubstituted forMaxwellat 81'minutes
  • 11Willis

Substitutes

  • 12Gold
  • 14Dargo
  • 15Maxwell
  • 16Henderson
  • 17Russell
  • 18Miller
  • 20Andrews

Spartans FC

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Carswell
  • 2Nixon
  • 5MacKinnon
  • 4Malone
  • 3Cennerazzo
  • 6Brown
  • 8GrantBooked at 85mins
  • 9Bremner
  • 11MotionSubstituted forMcLeodat 59'minutes
  • 7BeesleySubstituted forStevensonat 74'minutes
  • 10SluddenSubstituted forDouglasat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12McLeod
  • 14Douglas
  • 15Stevenson
  • 16Thomson
  • 17Sivewright
  • 18Henretty
  • 19Jackson
Referee:
Greg Aitken
Attendance:
2,003

Match Stats

Home TeamBerwickAway TeamSpartans FC
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home9
Away4
Shots on Target
Home5
Away0
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Berwick Rangers 1, Spartans FC 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Berwick Rangers 1, Spartans FC 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Blair Henderson (Berwick Rangers).

  4. Post update

    Jack Nixon (Spartans FC) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Ally MacKinnon (Spartans FC).

  7. Post update

    Corner, Spartans FC. Conceded by Devon Jacobs.

  8. Post update

    Colin Cameron (Berwick Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Errol Douglas (Spartans FC).

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Paul Willis (Berwick Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  11. Post update

    Jack Nixon (Spartans FC) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

  12. Booking

    John Grant (Spartans FC) is shown the yellow card.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by John Grant (Spartans FC).

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Berwick Rangers. Scott Maxwell replaces Darren Lavery.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Ross Drummond (Berwick Rangers).

  17. Post update

    Willie Bremner (Spartans FC) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Spartans FC. Craig Stevenson replaces Jack Beesley.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kerr Young (Berwick Rangers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  20. Post update

    Blair Henderson (Berwick Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.