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Graham’S Fuller View

Talking to Michael Fuller, Clyde Manager Graham Roberts, was quite clear in his assessment of last weekend’s two-each draw with Hamilton, despite a number of the Sunday papers implying that the Bully Wee were somewhat fortunate.

“I thought that we dominated the match. We had moved into a two goal lead, we had hit the bar, we were creating a number of chances and could well have scored more, and Hamilton had created little, despite all their efforts. I did not think that we had anything to worry about. After the second goal, which was vital to getting something out of the game, all we had to do was to defend our position”.

“Unfortunately, we relaxed a bit too much. What was even more worrying was that the Accies scored from set pieces. They opened us up twice and our defence was very poor. Our keeper probably had his worse game for the Club, despite saving a penalty. Even so, Brighton again had a chance to win the game for us and, with other opportunities that came our way, we might well have won the match by four or five goals to two”.

The Clyde Manager was clearly none-too-pleased at his team’s performance last Saturday and there was no quarter given by Roberts, who was more concerned by what the Bully Wee had given away at Broadwood than by anything won by the Accies.

“All we had to do for most of the second half was to keep possession of the ball, to make sure that we did not give away any sloppy corners or free kicks. That was what I spelt out to them at half-time. Instead, what we got during the second forty-five minutes was a number of players who were running with the ball rather than passing it and thereby running the risk of losing the ball, which they did.

The overall performance of the team was good but the first goal that we lost came from a long punt downfield of some forty-five