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Abandonmen­t deals Diamonds big blow

- CLYDE ...................................................... A AIRDRIEONI­ANS ................................... A Andy Mcgilvray at Broadwood

Airdrieoni­ans were dealt a double blow on Saturday after their clash with Clyde was abandoned while they were 2-1 up and midfielder Gabby Mcgill suffered a nasty knee injury.

Boss Ian Murray says the decision to halt their clash 20 minutes from time was “disappoint­ing.”

The Diamonds were leading at Broadwood when thick fog in Cumbernaul­d called a halt to proceeding­s deep into the second half.

Gabby Mcgill netted twice either side of Rob Jones’ first-half leveller for the Bully Wee and referee Barry Cook halted the game to see if the thick fog would lift.

Though play was waved back on a few minutes later, it was abandoned in 70 minutes, and Murray said: “The decision is disappoint­ing.

“There was fog there, but we were quite deep into the game. It’s outwith our control so we don’t get too wrapped up in it at the moment.

“We’ll wait and see what happens, and if we have to do it again, we have to do it again.

“The challenge for us is to come back down here and replicate that performanc­e, and if we do we’ll win the game.”

Murray added: “We take the positives from the game in terms of our performanc­e, which was really, really good, and we deserved to be winning the game - and probably by a little bit more - but we had to be playing well, because Clyde are a decent side.

“The positives from me are that the boys looked back to the way they were three or four weeks ago, the swagger was back in the five going forward and they controlled the game at the back.

“I’m really happy with the players, delighted for them, but disappoint­ed for both sets of players and supporters.”

Mcgill took a clattering as he bulleted the ball into the net to put Airdrie 2-1 up, and was taken to hospital with a knee injury.

After the game, Murray said: “I’m gutted for him, he’s had a hard time with injuries.

“He shows his desire to put that ball in the net, but it looked as if his knee had taken a wee bit of a bad one.

“We just need to wait and see; the early prognosis doesn’t look great, but we’ll have much more informatio­n as the days go on.”

Airdrie are now set to host Alloa on Boxing Day.

 ?? ?? Difficult conditions Thick fog forced Clyde v Airdrie to be called off after 70 minutes
Difficult conditions Thick fog forced Clyde v Airdrie to be called off after 70 minutes

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