Berwick Rangers continued their impressive home form with a comfortable 3-0 victory over East Stirlingshire at Shielfield Park. Daniel Watt and Regan Graham put Berwick 2-0 up at half time, with a third added early in the second half from the unfortunate Adam Murray who sliced into his own net from an Ethan Anderson cross.
The hosts started the brighter of the two sides with Daniel Pattenden heavily involved in the opening exchanges. First he went close with an effort from 12 yards that he blazed over the bar after an excellent delivery by Graham on the right. Not long after he mustered another opportunity, skipping past his man in the area before unleashing a powerful effort that swayed just past the goalkeepers left hand post.
Berwick were entering the Shire final third with ease, but had to be wary of the away sides counter attacks, and that nearly proved when Callum Brown almost found himself in on goal but a vital touch from Dean McConnell prevented any danger.
From the following attack, Berwick broke the deadlock in the 19th minute through Daniel Watt. His quick feet gave him a yard of space in the box before rifling the ball beyond Michael Fairbanks.
Home side kept pressing, not giving the Shire defence a moments piece. Full backs Ewan Herriott and Anderson were heavily involved with overlapping runs and dangerous crosses but none of their team-mates were gambling to get into those areas.
They remained patient and doubled their advantage in the 35th minute. Watt the provider this time unselfishly squaring the ball to Graham in the box who tapped in from ten yards. The least they deserved from a dominant first half display.