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Arbroath 0 v 1 Clyde

Match Type: Scottish League Two
Venue: Gayfield Park
Date: Saturday, 5th September 2015
Kick Off: 3:00pm
Attendance: 662
Referee: C Allan


Arbroath   Clyde
  Smith (9)

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Arbroath   Clyde
Fleming Gibson
(86) Wilson Mitchell
Johnstone Bolochoweckyj
Little Smith
Watson Linton
Whatley McGovern
(67) Linn Marsh
Clarke S McLaughlin
Grehan Campbell (68)
Ryan S Higgins (86)
(75) Ramsay Gormley
Munro Roberts
Brodie McMillan
Lowdon Ferguson (68)
(86) Gold McQueen (86)
(67) Vitoria Brisbane
(75) Reid Lynass

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Clyde moved to within a point of top spot in Ladbrokes League 2 this afternoon, with a single-goal win away at Arbroath. The two teams produced an entertaining game, but it was Chris Smith's ninth minute header that proved to be the difference.

Barry Ferguson made one change to the team that beat East Stirling last weekend, with new signing JP McGovern making his debut as Scott Ferguson dropped to the bench.

The Bully Wee started well and were rewarded in the ninth minute when Smith met Chris Mitchell's corner to open the scoring.

Clyde created a number of chances in the first half to add to the lead. David Marsh fired the most clear cut opportunity over the bar from 15 yards following good work from David Gormley, while McGovern almost netted a debut goal after he charged down Arbroath keeper Allan Fleming and blocked his clearance but saw the ball bounce agonisingly wide.

At the other end, The Red Litchies had a goal correctly chopped off for offside but Clyde keeper John Gibson was otherwise untroubled.

Arbroath enjoyed a better second period but The Bully Wee still created a number of chances to double the lead, with Higgins and Gormley both going close.

Deep into stoppage time, Clyde were almost made to pay for not adding a second goal but Arbroath defender Craig Watson saw his header rebound off the inside of the post.

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