Edinburgh City boss hails ‘great win’ as Berwick blues banished

Edinburgh City remain five points adrift of Ladbrokes League Two leaders Peterhead after a 2-0 victory at bottom-of-the-table Berwick Rangers.
Blair Henderson scored his 36th goal of the seasonBlair Henderson scored his 36th goal of the season
Blair Henderson scored his 36th goal of the season

First-half goals from Danny Galbraith – his second since joining the club in December – and top goalscorer Blair Henderson’s neat finish – his 36th of the season – ensured the Citizens left Shielfield Park on Saturday with all three points.

Peterhead ran out 2-1 winners over Cowdenbeath – City visit the Blue Brazil this weekend – while third-placed Clyde remain a point behind James McDonaugh’s men following their narrow win at struggling Albion Rovers.

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“It’s a great win for us,” McDonaugh said. “It’s easy to say that we should be winning these games but these teams at the bottom of the league and are fighting for their lives.

“I thought we played very well. I thought we were excellent in first half. Our movement, front play, everything was exceptional. We weren’t at that level in the second half but it was always going to be difficult to maintain that. Callum [Antell] didn’t have a save to make in the game so I’m really pleased. We really brought our tools with us. The first goal was a great cross and header and the second was a typical striker’s finish.”

McDonaugh was pleased to finally put the ghost from their last visit to Berwick to bed when they relinquished a two-goal lead in the dying embers of the match to leave with just a point for their efforts. “I didn’t have any doubt in my mind we’d take the points last time and look what happened,” he said. “But I think on Saturday we showed we learned from that experience to see the game out comfortably.

“This weekend will be another difficult match.

“We’ll need to work just as hard to try and get the three points.

“We’ve still got a few players missing but hopefully we can get them back soon.”