Berwick Rangers entertained Stenhousemuir at Shielfield Park in what was only their second home game in the SPFL Development League East since the last week in October.
Barry Hogg’s thunderous 35 yard strike two minutes after the interval cancelled out Christopher Snedden’s opener in the first half, capitalising on a misplaced back-pass from the home goalkeeper Mark Walters. Berwick will count themselves unfortunate not to come away with all three points in the end squandering three excellent opportunities in the closing stages but the away side were well worthy of a point.
The hosts stamped their authority early on, Regan Graham had a shot that went narrowly wide from inside the area after Callum Runciman failed to clear a Berwick cross from the left. They charged forward again, this time Dwayne Coultress showing pace and strength raced to the byline delightfully crossing to that man again Graham, he found himself free in the area but he scuffed his effort when he should have done better.
Rangers didn’t give Stenhousemuir a moment’s peace on the ball as they struggled to string passes together and found it difficult to deal with the home sides pressing game whereas the home side were entering the final third at will knocking the ball around with purpose.
Stenny changed their passing style and started becoming more of a threat. Snedden raced onto Liam McCroary’s long, lofted ball over the top of the Berwick backline but his touch was to heavy as he attempted to round the goalkeeper.
Pressure was mounting from the away side and they managed to take advantage of a decent spell opening the scoring in the 42nd minute. Walters rushed clearance found a maroon shirt and Snedden made no mistake with a neat finish from close range. Fraser Eddington deserved a lot of credit forcing Walters into a quick decision.