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Berwick Rangers Football Club
Shielfield Park
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Berwick-upon-Tweed has an unusual history of changing hands between the Scots and the English, fourteen times during the 12th and 13th centuries alone! Even when it was last taken by the English; it remained an independent state before becoming legally part of England in 1836. It is not surprising then to find that Berwick Rangers decided to pursue football in the Scottish Leagues rather than the English Leagues. They joined the Scottish Borders League initially in 1905 and had to wait until 1955 before finally joining the full Scottish Football League. Since then the team has hung on to its Scottish League status despite some low attendances and financial problems. Berwick has had some famous cup results in its history. In 1954, prior to being full members of the Scottish League, they beat Dundee 3-0 in the Scottish Cup. Probably the club's most famous win of all, and arguably one of the great cup shocks of all time, came in 1967 when they beat Rangers 1-0 in the Scottish Cup under manager Jock Wallace. After a nomadic existence for many years, the team settled at its current home Shielfield Park in 1954. The ground currently holds 4,131 supporters.


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