Methil men nick the points
East Fife............. 1 Clyde.................. 0 The Bully Wee had a frustrating afternoon at Bayview as East Fife took advantage of a host of missed chances by Clyde to claim all three points in Ladbrokes League Two.
Barry Ferguson named the same starting line-up to the one that defeated Annan Athletic last week.
Clyde came closest to scoring in the opening exchanges, when Chris Mitchell’s corner found Michael Bolochoweckyj, but the defender’s header was cleared off the line.
But after 13 minutes the Fifers took the lead when the ball fell to Kevin Smith in the box, leaving the striker with an easy chance to score.
Following that, The Bully Wee dominated the rest of the half but couldn’t take any of the several chances that were created.
In the second half, the home side survived a scramble in the box and the frustration continued for Clyde as David Gormley couldn’t get on the end of Archie Campbell’s cross.
As the match neared its end, substitute Scott Ferguson had a glorious chance to score when the ball broke to him in the box, but he couldn’t keep his shot below the bar.
Boss Ferguson felt his side were worth at least a point.
“Apart from the first 15 minutes, we were the better team,”he said.
“We have a way we’re going to play this year and that is to attack and create real danger from set-pieces.
“I’m disappointed at the result but it just wasn’t to be for us in front of goal today.”
Frustrating afternoon Chris Mitchell