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Jim Finds Draw Hard to Take

Sun, 23rd Feb 2014 1:03pm

A disappointed Jim Duffy spoke to the media following yesterday's 1-1 draw with Montrose at Broadwood and it was clear that the Clyde manager felt that the outcome of the match should have been different:-

Stefan McCluskey's lovely first half goal was cancelled out by a late strike by Scott Johnston, after the visitors had rarely threatened The Bully Wee.

"I thought we were in control of the game so I'm really disappointed not to win," Jim said. "The goal we lost was a scrappy goal from a second ball, we should have done better with the first ball into the box. Other than that, Jamie had one save to make from a header in the first half and that's all he had to do.

"In the first half we I thought we passed the ball well and played some terrific football. The second half was more of a scrap, but I still didn't think it looked like we were going to lose a goal. They didn't cut us open at all and we had one or two chances on the break where we should have done better.

"We needed a second goal and unfortunately we didn't get it. The players' attitude and work-rate was terrific, but we just lacked that bit of quality in the final third to get a crucial second goal.

"Stuart McColm was through on goal in the first half and the 'keeper has made a great save with his leg, then he went through again and everyone thought it was a penalty. I can't even say it was contentious, I just think it was a poor decision by the referee. He would also have had a difficult decision to make as it was a clear scoring opportunity. These are crucial moments in the game.

"Stef's goal was a brilliant goal, with great anticipation and a great first touch and then the composure to lift the ball over the goalkeeper.

"I felt that we deserved three points today and it's tough to take, but we'll move on. We have Albion Rovers on Tuesday night which will be another hard match; you have to fight for every point in this league."

Picture by James Turnbull