The Scotsman : 2019-05-11



7 THE SCOTSMAN Saturday 11 May 2019 SCOTSMAN. COM @ THESCOTSMA­N Now 67, Eric Tait describes his current role at Berwick Rangers as an ambassador­ial one. Tait played 435 times for the Shielfield club and scored 114 goals. In 1981, the build- up to his landmark 100th strike was marked with a classic photo op. He joined Berwick as a fresh- faced teenager in 1970, following a successful trial while at East of Scotland side Coldstream. Tait shoots on goal at Shielfield in the late 1970s, when Berwick won promotion to the second tier. 1 2 2 3 4 3 4 elationshi­p era when Barcelona ball’s glamorama are that age, all Tait had at was enough. illage of Cornhill- onWilf was a shepherd aretaker. Money was on ticket for Shielfield n. He skived school to and on Christmas Day, Berwick’s biggest- ever orfar Athletic. He was ying for Coldstream and League, he was heart skipped a beat. ocal pub and bought aybe I was only going r wick but that neednetted in the trial and nhill telling everyone. n’t think he did, love. aper gives the goal to e was a knock at the tt, our club secretary, cycled down to tell me

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