Clyde over­come strug­glers

Rutherglen Reformer - - Sports -

East Stir­ling .......... 2 Clyde..................... 4 Clyde moved to within four points of lead­ers East Fife at the top of league two af­ter overcoming a dif­fi­cult af­ter­noon with East Stir­ling at Ochil­view.

The home side took the lead on three min­utes when Ross Fisher’s pass found Thomas Orr in the box and he smashed a high shot past Marc Wa­ters.

The Bully Wee re­cov­ered and quickly replied when Scott Lin­ton’s long throw was helped into his own net by Jor­dan Cairnie.

Af­ter 40 min­utes, a se­cond goal ar­rived. Lin­ton re­ceived the ball on the right hand side of the penalty box and his lobbed cross was met by McLaugh­lin who headed home.

With 71 min­utes on the clock, Hig­gins did get a cru­cial third goal when he picked up David Gorm­ley’s knock-down at the edge of the box and found the bot­tom cor­ner.

The mo­men­tum of the match changed again though, when David Marsh was shown a straight red card for a high tackle.

The Shire cap­i­talised and set up a nervy last 10 min­utes when Kris Faulds scored with a swerv­ing shot from 20 yards out. As Clyde’s 10 men bat­tled to hold onto the vic­tory, in the last minute of nor­mal time, a su­perb piece of solo play by David Gorm­ley gave Hig­gins the chance and he took full ad­van­tage with a com­posed vol­ley from just in­side the box.

See­ing red David Marsh

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