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    Allan Maitland after Clyde game 

    Saturday, March 06, 2010 8:08:14 PM

     

    We knew today we were going to face a Clyde side which would be far different from the one which their league position shows, and they were excellent today. They were the better side for the majority of the game, I think we had a 25 minute spell in the second half when we pinned them back but even during that spell they still created chances. They went behind, probably against the run of play, our goalkeeper had great saves to keep us in the first half and we found ourselves in a situation where we never found the pace of the game, sometimes you look at games and you think – Clyde are bottom of the league and we are at home and it will be an easy game and I was trying to stress this before the game, but today we were not playing the Clyde team who are bottom of the league, that team has vanished after the new players who have recently joined the club, they have brought good players in and showed how good they can be with a tremendous second goal today to go 2-1 ahead, if they had scored the penalty they might have secured the game and even when Willie Sawyers had a late chance as well but equally we hit the bar, hit the post, their keeper had at least two magnificent saves in the game and it took an absolute wonder goal for us from David McClune to maintain our unbeaten run, even although we didn’t play well and I am disappointed with a lot of aspects in the game, I was not disappointed with our attitude, we kept fighting till the end and it was probably a very exciting game to watch if you were a neutral, two open teams both trying to win the game and there were two fantastic goals in the game as well today, but if Clyde play like that they will not be far away and will drag themselves back up the league, for our point of view, we will need to improve if we want to win anything this season, our goalkeeper was outstanding today and was named Man of the match, which shows how much we had to do to get a point today. We were frustrated we didn’t get a penalty ourselves and again when the lineman asked for the Clyde penalty to be retaken, but that’s football you just have to get on with it.

     

    Allan Maitland - Team Manager



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