Scottish League Two - Play-off Final - 2nd Leg
Berwick0Cove Rangers3

Berwick Rangers 0-3 Cove Rangers (agg 0-7): Cove replace Berwick in senior set-up

Cove celebrate after Jordon Brown scores Cove's sixth goal of the tie
Cove celebrate after Jordon Brown scores Cove's sixth goal of the tie

Cove Rangers have become the SPFL's newest side and ended Berwick Rangers' 68-year stay in Scotland's senior leagues by earning a League Two place.

Leading 4-0 following last week's first leg, Cove extended their aggregate advantage through Jamie Masson.

Berwick's misery continued just on half-time as Ross Brown was dismissed for a foul on Mitch Megginson.

And Jordon Brown and Paul McManus netted to give Highland League winners Cove a 7-0 win in the tie.

Last year's beaten finalists become the first Highland League side to enter the Scottish Professional Football League since the new Pyramid and League Two play-offs were introduced in season 2014-2015.

Berwick face relegation to the Lowland League, with their chairman in-waiting John Bell telling BBC Scotland before Saturday's second leg the club were "prepared for it but it's not a place we want to be".

Their relegation means that there will no longer be an England-based team in the Scottish Professional Football League next season.

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Watch: Cove Rangers celebrate promotion to League Two

Line-ups

Berwick

  • 20Goodfellow
  • 21BrownBooked at 45mins
  • 12Cook
  • 6HumeBooked at 76mins
  • 15McIlduff
  • 4O'Kane
  • 14Barr
  • 22BluesSubstituted forAloulouat 76'minutes
  • 18OgilvieSubstituted forForbesat 45'minutes
  • 7See
  • 17RoseBooked at 16minsSubstituted forAdamsonat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Brennan
  • 2Forbes
  • 3Orru
  • 10Aloulou
  • 19Adamson

Cove Rangers

  • 1McKenzie
  • 2Kelly
  • 5Ross
  • 6Strachan
  • 3MilneSubstituted forWatsonat 84'minutes
  • 11Park
  • 7Yule
  • 4Scully
  • 8Masson
  • 10BrownSubstituted forBurnettat 66'minutes
  • 9MegginsonSubstituted forMcManusat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Watson
  • 14Redford
  • 15McManus
  • 16MacRae
  • 17Macleod
  • 18Burnett
  • 22McCafferty
Referee:
John McKendrick
Attendance:
1,314

Match Stats

Home TeamBerwickAway TeamCove Rangers
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home4
Away17
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Berwick Rangers 0, Cove Rangers 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Berwick Rangers 0, Cove Rangers 3.

Corner, Cove Rangers. Conceded by Craig Hume.

Attempt blocked. Eric Watson (Cove Rangers) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Eric Watson (Cove Rangers) header from the right side of the six yard box is too high following a set piece situation.

Substitution

Substitution, Cove Rangers. Eric Watson replaces Harry Milne.

Foul by Andrew Forbes (Berwick Rangers).

Ryan Strachan (Cove Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Cove Rangers. Conceded by Lewis Barr.

Attempt blocked. Scott Ross (Cove Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Daniel Park (Cove Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Lewis Barr (Berwick Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Connor Scully (Cove Rangers).

Substitution

Substitution, Berwick Rangers. Ahmed Aloulou replaces Cameron Blues.

Booking

Craig Hume (Berwick Rangers) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Berwick Rangers 0, Cove Rangers 3. Paul McManus (Cove Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Sam Burnett.

Aidan McIlduff (Berwick Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Darryn Kelly (Cove Rangers).

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

Foul by Ryan Strachan (Cove Rangers).

Substitution

Substitution, Cove Rangers. Sam Burnett replaces Jordon Brown.

Corner, Berwick Rangers. Conceded by Daniel Park.

Attempt blocked. Aidan McIlduff (Berwick Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Jamie Masson (Cove Rangers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Cove Rangers. Paul McManus replaces Mitch Megginson.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Berwick Rangers. Calum Adamson replaces Grant Rose.

Attempt missed. Mitch Megginson (Cove Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Berwick Rangers. Conceded by Blair Yule.

Corner, Berwick Rangers. Conceded by Scott Ross.

Grant Rose (Berwick Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Harry Milne (Cove Rangers).

Attempt saved. Connor Scully (Cove Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, Cove Rangers. Conceded by Andrew Forbes.

Goal!

Goal! Berwick Rangers 0, Cove Rangers 2. Jordon Brown (Cove Rangers) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jamie Masson with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Berwick Rangers. Andrew Forbes replaces Jack Ogilvie.

Second Half

Second Half begins Berwick Rangers 0, Cove Rangers 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Berwick Rangers 0, Cove Rangers 1.

Attempt blocked. Mitch Megginson (Cove Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Dismissal

Ross Brown (Berwick Rangers) is shown the red card.

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