East Fife 1-1 Clyde

Clyde returned from Methill having shared the spoils with East Fife this evening. The Bully Wee were unable to press home their advantage when leading the game and were to rue some missed chances when Stuart Cargill equalised in the 64th minute for the home side.

It had looked promising when Ally Park hit home a fine strike from the edge of the box deep into first half injury time, but Clyde struggled to covert other opportunities and Stevie Crawford’s men regained their confidence and levelled the game.

The home side’s goal came following a bad error by Willie McLachlan and was even harder to take given the Bully Wee missed a glorious chance to make it 0-2 minutes earlier. Adam Strachan led a breakaway which saw Clyde have at least four men bearing down on one defender – Strachan’s pass was collected by Park but he couldn’t finish again and blasted the ball over the bar with only the ‘keeper to beat.

The Fifers had two men sent off; Paul McManus for an off the ball incident and Jonathon Smart in the 93rd minute who received his second booking of the night for a shirt pull, with the defender fortunate not to have seen another yellow earlier in the half.

In the end a frustrating result but a pleasing performance as the players fought hard but the Bully Wee will need to convert draws into victories if they are to avoid the drop.

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