Fer­gu­son fury at stum­bling draw

Vic­tory squan­dered de­spite dom­i­nance

Rutherglen Reformer - - Sport -

Clyde boss Barry Fer­gu­son be­moaned poor de­ci­sion-mak­ing af­ter Clyde were forced to set­tle for a point at Ber­wick Rangers on Satur­day.

The Bully Wee dom­i­nated the game and looked set for a half-time lead when Sean Higgins net­ted.

But Steven Thom­son found an equaliser af­ter ‘ keeper John Gib­son only par­tially cleared a cor­ner on the stroke of the in­ter­val.

Clyde cre­ated a num­ber of chances in the sec­ond half, but could not make their dom­i­nance count, al­though For­far’s shock de­feat at Mon­trose meant they closed the gap at the top to seven points.

Af­ter the game, Fer­gu­son said: “We dom­i­nated.

I don’t know what to say, we were all over them.

“It was a mis­take from us and they got the goal and they got a bit of a lift. When the sec­ond half started they were on top for the first 10 or 15 min­utes and then we dom­i­nated the game.

“It’s frus­trat­ing in terms of the way we played. We cre­ated a num­ber of chances, it’s a mas­sive two points dropped.

“I am crit­i­cal of the goal, not the way we played and the ef­fort they gave me.

“Some­times, when you dom­i­nate a game too much, you are only a goal up so you need to be solid and cru­cial de­ci­sions need to be spot on.

“It was not for the de­ci­sion we made for the goal and that has cost us two points.”

Fer­gu­son made one change to the start­ing line- up fol­low­ing the For­far match, with Martin McNiff re­turn­ing from sus­pen­sion to take the place of David Gorm­ley.

Phil John­ston and Peter MacDon­ald had both gone close for Clyde be­fore they made the break­through in the 18th minute when Scott Lin­ton’s dan­ger­ous cross was forced home by Sean Higgins.

A sec­ond goal looked cer­tain as Matt Flynn forced Kevin Walker into a div­ing save and MacDon­ald saw his low shot cleared off the line.

Flynn had an­other chance at the edge of the box, be­fore the home side grabbed an un­der­served equaliser. Gib­son only par­tially punched clear a high ball and a spec­u­la­tive ef­fort from Steven Thom­son found the bot­tom cor­ner with the ‘keeper try­ing to get back.

Clyde squan­dered a num­ber of chances in the sec­ond half. Flynn glanced a header just wide be­fore hit­ting the post from 20 yards.

Higgins forced the Ber­wick goalie into a save, as did Ewan McNeil.

Per­haps the best chance came in in­jury time when McNeil sent MacDon­ald away, but the striker could not get his shot away and the chance was lost.

Scorer Sean Higgins gave Clyde the lead

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