The Scotsman

Mcdonagh pleased with early signs as City go top


Edinburgh City are laying the foundation­s for a successful season, their 1-0 win at Peterhead taking them to the top of the table.

The capital side took the points thanks to a header by Blair Henderson on 52 minutes and the Blue Toon were unable to come up with a response.

Ainslie Park manager James Mcdonagh said: “This is not an easy place to come but, similar to our game at Clyde last weekend, we were able to keep a clean sheet and win. It is early days but we have to be pleased with where we are.”

Clyde bounced back from successive defeats to win 2-1 at Annan. David Goodwillie, above, who missed out when the Bully Wee lost to Edinburgh City as his wife was giving birth to their daughter, opened the scoring on ten minutes. Tony Wallace levelled before half-time, but Ally Love converted a Chris Mcstay pass to secure the win on 56 minutes.

Queen’s Park and visitors

Cowdenbeat­h played out a goalless draw, the hosts denied by Central Park keeper David Mcgurn’s fine performanc­e.

Stirling Albion’s season is up and running after a 3-0 win at Elgin, all the goals coming in the first half. Cameron Thomson opened the scoring and Peter Macdonald added a second before missing a penalty. Jordan Allan converted Albion’s second spot-kick.

After a goalless spell that stretched back to April in the league,

Albion Rovers scored three times against

Berwick Rangers but the Borderers took the points in a 5-3 win. Alan Murdoch broke Rovers’ drought but Gary Phillips levelled before Paul Willis edged Berwick ahead, only for Lewis Mclear to equalise. Graham Gracie’s drive had the Coatbridge winning until the final 30 minutes when Cedwyn Scott hit a double and Daryl Healy also scored.

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