Methil men nick the points

Rutherglen Reformer - - Motors - Strat­ton Wil­liams

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

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