Clyde miss chance to go top

Rutherglen Reformer - - Sports -

Clyde..................... 1 Ar­broath ............... 2 over An­nan, with Marvin An­drews and new sign­ing Jor­dan Kirk­patrick re­plac­ing the in­jured pair of Michael Bolo­choweckyj and Sean Hig­gins.

The open­ing goal came af­ter eight min­utes. Ex­cel­lent work by Scott McLaugh­lin led to him round­ing the keeper and cross­ing the ball into the box to give Kirk­patrick an easy chance to score on his de­but.

Early in the sec­ond half the Red Lichties com­pletely changed the match with two goals inside as many min­utes. The first came via a Bobby Linn penalty then Ricky Lit­tle blasted the ball home from close range af­ter Marc Wa­ters could not hang on to the ball un­der pres­sure.

Barry Fer­gu­son said:“To be hon­est, they looked tired in the sec­ond half. I can’t re­ally crit­i­cise be­cause they’ve been ex­cel­lent over the last six or seven weeks. They were the bet­ter team in the first half but they looked leggy af­ter that.

“If we win our five games we’ll win the league, that’s the way we’ve got to look at it.”

off, which keeper Kelly could only palm into the path of Dug­gan. He glee­fully whacked it into the back of the net to level things up at 1-1.

That re­vi­talised the Spi­ders and they could have taken the lead three min­utes later when Dug­gan and Galt com­bined well. Galt’s ball ran right across the face of the home goal but there was no­body in red to tuck it away.

Fif­teen sec­onds into the sec­ond pe­riod Dug­gan won a free kick in a dan­ger­ous po­si­tion but the de­liv­ery from McKer­non was over­hit and Queen’s failed to test Kelly.

The visi­tors en­joyed some good mo­ments as the half de­vel­oped. Al­though McKer­non hit the tar­get twice, Kelly dealt with his ef­forts with­out too much trou­ble.

McKer­non then let fly from dis­tance again and this time Kelly had to look lively to tip it over the bar.

The Fifers threw on Nathan Austin for Ross Brown and the home side carved out a cou­ple of chances in quick suc­ces­sion. Wilkie saw a shot de­flected wide then over­hit a cross from a se­ri­ously threat­en­ing po­si­tion.

Queen’s al­most snatched the points with four min­utes to go as Mitchell crossed and Dug­gan hooked a vol­ley just wide.

Op­ti­mistic

Fer­gu­son Clyde missed the chance to go top of Lad­brokes League Two as they slumped to a 2-1 de­feat to Ar­broath.

The Bully Wee had a dis­ap­point­ing af­ter­noon as two quick-fire goals in the sec­ond half gave the Red Lichties vic­tory at Broad­wood.

Man­ager Barry Fer­gu­son made two changes to the start­ing line-up fol­low­ing last Tues­day night’s win

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