Ferguson fury at stumbling draw
Victory squandered despite dominance
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