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Season 2011-12
Berwick Rangers (a) Friendly

Date: Saturday 16th July 2011, 3pm

 Shielfield Park



Berwick Rangers

Newcastle Res

  1 - 2




39 mins: Moyo shot 1-0

Half time: Rangers 0 United 1

71 mins:
Miele, deflected shot 2-0

75 mins:
McLaren penalty 2-1

Full time: Rangers 1 United 2


Newcastle's second string began their public pre-season campaign clad in the new orange change strip in moist conditions on the banks of the Tweed.

First to show was French youngster Yven Moyo, who rattled the Rangers crossbar after five minutes with a rising shot from 15 yards.

At the other end meanwhile, Ole Soderberg was forced into an excellent save on ten minutes to prevent Chris Townsley from netting with a header.

Moyo wasn't to be denied and grabbed his first Magpies goal six minutes before the interval. Brad Inman latched on to a loose ball in the home area before laying it off to Moyo and the fit-again midfielder cut inside before drilling a low right-footed shot beyond the Berwick 'keeper.

United then survived a scare at the other end, as Fraser McLaren struck Soderberg's crossbar with a long-range effort for the Scottish Third Division side.  

Into the second half and both Inman and Dan Taylor spurned chances to increase Newcastle's lead, before a second goal arrived on 71 minutes. 

A trio of Magpies substitutes played their part in it, when Adam Campbell's shot earned a United corner that Ben Sayer played short to Brandon Miele. His low shot wasn't cleanly hit but took a deflection off a defender and beat the home keeper for what proved to be the winner.   

Rangers then reduced the arrears on 75 minutes when Patrick Nzuzi was harshly deemed to have fouled McLaren - who took the resultant spot kick and sent Soderberg the wrong way. 

United then missed another good chance to score on 89 minutes, when Dan Taylor centred from the left flank but Billy Ions was unable to keep his close range volley down.

A new name at this level was Academy defender Lewis Aird, who appeared as a second half sub for United.

PS - Berwick wore their new away kit, which is predominantly white with a black and gold band sash across the chest.


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