Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Scottish League Third Division

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Scottish League Third Division

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Alloa Athletic ................................... 1 Berwick Rangers ............................. 1 BERWICK boss Jimmy Crease was happy to settle for a point against third-top Alloa on the artificial pitch at Recreation Park. "It was a good battling performance," said the Borderers manager. "We stuck to the task in hand and overall deserved a draw.

"The main problem is that we just can not stop conceding goals at the moment which is proving costly but a draw away from home is not to be sneezed at.

"We missed Ian Little who had to pull out with a back injury and Darren Gribben who was sent off in the last match was also ruled out so under the circumstances I am fairly happy with the outcome particularly when you consider the quality of the Alloa team".

The hosts struck an early blow with Graeme Holmes netting after only seven minutes and only a great save by Jamie Barclay prevented Ben Gordon doubling the account. But the Borderers hit back and Chris McLeod headed the equaliser in l6 minutes after good build up work by Andy McLean. …

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