Alloa Athletic 2 Berwick Rangers 2

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Last updated : 13 November 2004

Berwick rangers boss Sandy Clark was delighted with the one point from today's hard-fought match with Alloa at Recreation Park. He said: "This is the first point we have taken in the last five matches and I am delighted to have broken through this barrier." Berwick dominated the play in the opening minutes and only some fine goalkeeping by James Evans in the Alloa goal kept the score 0-0.

Berwick's dominance paid off in the ninth minute when Darren Smith opened the scoring when he was on hand to run on to a perfect Grant McNicoll pass to fire home past a helpless James Evans.

Berwick had a golden opportunity to increase their lead in the 20th minute when Kevin Gordon intercepted a poor Alloa defence goal clearance, but his well-struck shot went narrowly past the post.

Alloa clawed themselves back into the match and deserved their equaliser in the 25th minute when Andy Brown latched on to a goalkeeping blunder by Gary O'Connor who had failed to clear a Jamie Stevenson corner, and Brown tapped home from one yard out.

Brown Ferguson came close in the 40th minute to extending Alloa's lead, but his 16- yard shot was brilliantly saved by Gary O'Connor.

Berwick started the second half strongly and missed chances through Ian Little and Darren Smith..

They contiinued their pressure but it was Alloa who took a surprise lead in the 60th minute when substitute Michael Daly headed home a cross from the right to beat Gary O'Connor.

Berwick hit back and their pressure paid off off in the 68th minute when Smith scored his second when he drilled the ball past Evans from 15 yards.

Alloa had the ball in the net in the 86th minute when Ferguson ran on to a rebound from the post but was judged offside.

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