Scottish League Two
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Arbroath 5-0 Berwick Rangers

Arbroath prepared for the promotion play-offs with a timely return to form by beating Berwick Rangers.

All the goals came in the second half as the hosts recorded their first win in eight matches and their first under newly-appointed manager Todd Lumsden.

Robert Linn stroked home the opening goal and then set up Simon Murray for the second before the hour mark.

Murray poked home again, substitute Thomas Grant's free-kick made it four, then Richard Little completed the rout.

Arbroath finish third in Scottish League Two and will play the division's runners-up Queen's Park in the play-off semi-final.

Line-ups

Arbroath

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1McCallum
  • 2Little
  • 4Nicoll
  • 5Gordon
  • 3Lowdon
  • 7LinnSubstituted forBuchanat 69'minutes
  • 6Whatley
  • 10CarreiroSubstituted forGrantat 71'minutes
  • 11Stewart
  • 9MurraySubstituted forSmithat 69'minutes
  • 8McWalter

Substitutes

  • 12Buchan
  • 14Smith
  • 15Grant
  • 21Wilson

Berwick

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Andrews
  • 2Jacobs
  • 5Fairbairn
  • 6TullochBooked at 83mins
  • 3YoungBooked at 69mins
  • 7Wilkie
  • 4Miller
  • 8WillisSubstituted forGoldat 80'minutes
  • 11LaverySubstituted forMartyniukat 85'minutes
  • 9RussellSubstituted forGrayat 66'minutes
  • 10Henderson

Substitutes

  • 12Gold
  • 14Gray
  • 15Dillon
  • 16Martyniuk
  • 17Cameron
  • 20Bleakley
Referee:
Gavin Ross
Attendance:
564

Match Stats

Home TeamArbroathAway TeamBerwick
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home8
Away10
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away5

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Arbroath 5, Berwick Rangers 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Arbroath 5, Berwick Rangers 0.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Arbroath 5, Berwick Rangers 0. Ricky Little (Arbroath) right footed shot from more than 35 yards to the high centre of the goal.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Mark Whatley (Arbroath) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the centre of the goal.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Berwick Rangers. Neil Martyniuk replaces Darren Lavery.

  6. Goal!

    Goal! Arbroath 4, Berwick Rangers 0. Thomas Grant (Arbroath) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

  7. Post update

    Kevin Buchan (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Dismissal

    Stephen Tulloch (Berwick Rangers) is shown the red card for a bad foul.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Stephen Tulloch (Berwick Rangers).

  10. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Lowdon (Arbroath).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Berwick Rangers. David Gold replaces Paul Willis.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Blair Henderson (Berwick Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Arbroath. Thomas Grant replaces Dylan Carreiro.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kieran McWalter (Arbroath) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Arbroath. Kevin Buchan replaces Bobby Linn.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Arbroath. Jack Smith replaces Simon Murray.

  18. Booking

    Kerr Young (Berwick Rangers) is shown the yellow card.

  19. Post update

    Dylan Carreiro (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Kerr Young (Berwick Rangers).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Albion36225961332871
2Queen's Park361710951341761
3Arbroath361681265461956
4East Fife36158135648853
5Annan Athletic36148145656050
6Clyde36138154050-1047
7Elgin36129155558-345
8Berwick361110156057343
9East Stirlingshire36134194066-2643
10Montrose3696214278-3633
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