2 - 2Full Time
The Wasps will be disappointed after missing the chance to go top of the Division, having taken the lead just prior to half-time when Ryan McCord put the visitors in front, Paul Hartley’s team started the second period well on top and increased their lead when Stevie May scored his first goal for the club. At this stage in the game Alloa were looking more likely to increase their lead and Stevie May and Armand One had great chances to do this. However Berwick never gave in and substitute Michael Deland snatched a lifeline for them, which they grabbed with both hands. The home side now had the accendancy and drew level after a bad defensive lapse, which allowed Damon Gray to score his sixth goal of the season. The result allowed Stranraer to go top on goal difference, The Wasps will now look to bounce back in their Boxing Day encounter against Elgin City, a team who have shown how dangerous they can be, so therefore Paul Hartley’s men will need to be at their best to keep the unbeaten home run going in the league and claim three more vital league points before the end of 2011.
paul hartley after draw at berwick
We had the game won but you can never think too far ahead – we were well on top in the second half and looked like we could score more but credit has go to Berwick Rangers in the way they fought back. After they scored their goal we sort of panicked a bit and a mistake killed us – but we don’t blame anybody, although it was a bad decision to make which has cost us, but we have to keep going – we are still undefeated in the last eight league games. I am disappointed as today we had a good opportunity to go top of the league. We started the second half well which we have done for most of the season and Steven May got his first goal for the club which he thoroughly deserved as he had worked his socks off – I was delighted for him and at that stage we looked so comfortable. I felt if anything we could have increased our lead. We then made a couple of substitutions to freshen things up, but it was Berwick who scored which gave them a lift and we were then on the back foot – the players will need to look to bounce back.