Elgin City v Clyde

Recap

Scottish League Two 2016-17

Borough Briggs

Elgin City
Clyde
0 - 2
Final Score

Recap

First half goals from strike duo Sean Higgins and Peter MacDonald helped The Bully Wee to secure an excellent win at Borough Briggs this afternoon, despite finishing the match with ten men after the dismissal of Martin McNiff.

Barry Ferguson made an enforced change to the starting line-up following the win over Arbroath, with recent signing Ross Perry coming in for the injured Dylan Easton.

Clyde got off to the best possible start when Higgins netted in the second minute. The striker scored from close range after a knock on by Martin McNiff from a Scott Linton long throw.

Smith and Higgins then went close as Clyde kept up the pressure, but Elgin gradually came into the game more and John Gibson had to be on his toes, saving well twice within two minutes.

On 41 minutes, MacDonald put Clyde two ahead with a lob from outside the box, following a headed clearance by home ‘keeper Black as he raced out of his penalty area. 

Clyde went in to the half-time break 2-0 ahead but the second half began with the home side showing their intent, dominating possession but failing to seriously trouble the Clyde goal.

As the game entered the last 15 minutes, McNiff was shown a straight red card when he stumbled on top of the ball just outside the box. Two minutes earlier, Gibson had pulled off a remarkable double save as Elgin threw everything at the Clyde goal. 

David Gormley replaced MacDonald as Clyde’s ten men maintained the clean sheet, with Gibson capping a fine individual performance as he once again again kept the Elgin forwards at bay.

After a Clyde breakaway, the hardworking Higgins went close with a fierce free kick from just outside the box, before he was replaced by Scott Ferguson in the last minute. The Bully Wee played out the closing stages in determined fashion to secure a superb three points.

Goals

Elgin City   Clyde
2' Higgins
41' MacDonald

Line-Ups

Elgin City   Clyde
Black
  Gibson
Cooper
  Johnston
 
MacPhee
  McNiff
 
McHardy
  Smith
 
 
Nicolson
  Perry
Reilly
  McLaughlin
59
Reid
  Linton
 
Cameron
  McNeil
71
Gunn
  MacDonald
76
Sutherland
  Flynn
 
59
Moore
  Higgins
90 
Substitutes
59
McLeish
  Oliver
Dunn
  McMillan
71
Dodd
  Watson
Macleod
  Davidson
59
Stewart
  K Ferguson
Duff
  S Ferguson
90
Bruce
  Gormley
76

Details

Date Time League Season Full Time Attendance
September 17, 2016 3:00 pm Scottish League Two 2016-17 90' 713

Officials

  • Referee
    Craig Charleston

Past Meetings

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