Arbroath came from behind to beat hosts Berwick Rangers on the opening day of the Scottish League Two season.

Paul Willis put the hosts in front after Arbroath keeper David Crawford could only direct his clearance straight into the striker's path.

Arbroath equalised when Kevin Buchan reacted quickest to a great double save from Berwick keeper William Bald.

And the visitors claimed all three points when Paul McManus sent a curling free-kick in off the bar.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Berwick Rangers

  • 01 Bald
  • 02 Jacobs (Horribine - 87' )
  • 03 Hoskins
  • 04 Notman
  • 05 Fairbairn
  • 06 Tulloch Booked
  • 08 Gold (Miller - 77' )
  • 10 Maxwell
  • 09 Dalziel Booked
  • 07 Willis
  • 11 Lavery (Russell - 20' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Russell
  • 14 Horribine
  • 15 Miller
  • 16 Andrews
  • 17 Cameron

Arbroath

  • 01 Crawford
  • 02 Travis
  • 03 Murray (Buchan - 24' )
  • 06 Nicoll Booked
  • 04 Little (Stewart - 45' )
  • 05 Fisher
  • 07 Linn
  • 08 Whatley Booked
  • 09 McManus (Murray - 87' )
  • 10 Hunter
  • 11 McBride

Substitutes

  • 12 Buchan
  • 14 Murray
  • 15 Stewart
  • 16 Smith
  • 17 Birse
  • 18 Scott
  • 21 Morrison
Ref: Gavin Ross
Att: 590

Match Stats

Shots

12 6

On target

7 3

Corners

7 3

Fouls

11 12

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Berwick Rangers 1, Arbroath 2.

90:00 +3:05 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Berwick Rangers 1, Arbroath 2.

90:00 +0:24

Hand ball by Scott McBride (Arbroath).

88:30

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Dean Horribine.

86:57 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Berwick Rangers. Dean Horribine replaces Devon Jacobs.

86:20 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Arbroath. Simon Murray replaces Paul McManus.

85:45

Foul by Scott Dalziel (Berwick Rangers).

85:45

Keiran Stewart (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

85:00 Booking

Booking Mark Whatley (Arbroath) is shown the yellow card.

84:00

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

83:59

Mark Whatley (Arbroath).

83:38

Hand ball by Keiran Stewart (Arbroath).

80:40

Attempt missed. Steven Notman (Berwick Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

80:07

Steven Notman (Berwick Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

80:07

Foul by Keiran Stewart (Arbroath).

78:45 Booking

Booking Stephen Tulloch (Berwick Rangers) is shown the yellow card.

78:38

Foul by Stephen Tulloch (Berwick Rangers).

78:38

Scott McBride (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

78:16

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

78:16

Foul by Michael Travis (Arbroath).

76:07 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Berwick Rangers. Ben Miller replaces David Gold.

75:49

Attempt missed. Andrew Russell (Berwick Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

71:34 Booking

Booking Scott Dalziel (Berwick Rangers) is shown the yellow card.

71:24

Foul by Scott Dalziel (Berwick Rangers).

71:24

Mark Whatley (Arbroath) wins a free kick on the right wing.

68:42

Foul by Dean Hoskins (Berwick Rangers).

68:42

Michael Travis (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

66:24

Foul by Jonathon Fairbairn (Berwick Rangers).

66:24

Paul McManus (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

64:33 Booking

Booking Kevin Nicoll (Arbroath) is shown the yellow card.

64:22

Scott Dalziel (Berwick Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

64:22

Foul by Kevin Nicoll (Arbroath).

63:19

Attempt missed. Adam Hunter (Arbroath) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

63:00

Paul McManus (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

62:57

Foul by Stephen Tulloch (Berwick Rangers).

62:10

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

62:10

Foul by Keiran Stewart (Arbroath).

59:50 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Berwick Rangers 1, Arbroath 2. Paul McManus (Arbroath) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Adam Hunter following a set piece situation.

59:06

Foul by Stephen Tulloch (Berwick Rangers).

59:06

Paul McManus (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

58:38

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

57:15

Corner, Berwick Rangers. Conceded by Mark Whatley.

53:07

Attempt saved. Scott Dalziel (Berwick Rangers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

52:07 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Berwick Rangers 1, Arbroath 1. Kevin Buchan (Arbroath) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

51:50

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by William Bald.

51:26

Attempt saved. Adam Hunter (Arbroath) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the top left corner.

50:13

Corner, Berwick Rangers. Conceded by Kevin Nicoll.

48:52

Foul by Stephen Tulloch (Berwick Rangers).

48:52

Paul McManus (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48:07

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

48:07

Foul by Ross Fisher (Arbroath).

47:18

Attempt saved. Scott Dalziel (Berwick Rangers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

46:58

Corner, Berwick Rangers. Conceded by Kevin Nicoll.

45:00

Second Half begins Berwick Rangers 1, Arbroath 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Arbroath. Keiran Stewart replaces Ricky Little because of an injury.

45:00 +2:10 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Berwick Rangers 1, Arbroath 0.

43:48

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

42:24

Attempt missed. Scott McBride (Arbroath) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right misses to the right.

41:42

Foul by David Gold (Berwick Rangers).

41:42

Scott McBride (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40:54

Attempt blocked. David Gold (Berwick Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

32:26

Scott Maxwell (Berwick Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

32:26

Foul by Kevin Nicoll (Arbroath).

30:36

Scott Dalziel (Berwick Rangers) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the right side of the box.

28:27

Foul by Scott Dalziel (Berwick Rangers).

28:27

Ross Fisher (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

28:05

Corner, Berwick Rangers. Conceded by Ricky Little.

27:21

Attempt missed. Scott McBride (Arbroath) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

26:35

David Gold (Berwick Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

26:35

Foul by Adam Hunter (Arbroath).

24:22

Corner, Berwick Rangers. Conceded by Kevin Nicoll.

23:26 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Arbroath. Kevin Buchan replaces Euan Murray because of an injury.

22:55

Corner, Berwick Rangers. Conceded by Ricky Little.

19:39 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Berwick Rangers. Andrew Russell replaces Darren Lavery because of an injury.

17:00

Devon Jacobs (Berwick Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

17:00

Foul by Euan Murray (Arbroath).

16:08

Attempt saved. Dean Hoskins (Berwick Rangers) header from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the top left corner.

15:45

Corner, Berwick Rangers. Conceded by Euan Murray.

14:37

Foul by Scott Dalziel (Berwick Rangers).

14:37

Ross Fisher (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

13:45

Attempt missed. Steven Notman (Berwick Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

12:41

Darren Lavery (Berwick Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12:41

Foul by Ricky Little (Arbroath).

11:46

Attempt saved. Scott Maxwell (Berwick Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

5:49 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Berwick Rangers 1, Arbroath 0. Paul Willis (Berwick Rangers) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner.

0:53

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Devon Jacobs.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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