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Forfar Athletic 3 Clyde 0

Sunday, 23 April 2017 12:40

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Forfar Athletic dispatched of Clyde easily as they bounced back from last week’s derby defeat to hold on to top spot of League Two.

Goals from Danny Denholm, David Cox and Thomas O’Brien were enough with Clyde failing to create a shot on target until the 92nd minute.

Clyde had the first chance of the game four minutes in however Martin McNiff fired wide from long range before Forfar raced up the park only to see Lewis Milne do the same as McNiff.
Danny Denholm nodded over in the 15 th minute from a Swankie cross as Forfar started to dominate play and it paid off six minutes later; Jim Lister forced his way down the right and sent in an inch perfect cross for Denholm to bullet home the opener.
Scott McLaughlin blasted over in another rare Clyde chance with the Bully Wee struggling to cope with Forfar.
Lister and David Cox saw headers held by Kyle Gourlay with the youngster doing well to save Milne’s 20 yard effort on the stroke of half time.

It was much the same in the second half as Forfar continued to control the play in all areas of the park; Gavin Swankie curling past the post just a minute after the break.
Forfar added a second in the 51 st minute; poor defending allowed Cox to nod home Chris McLaughlin’s long throw despite Gourlay’s best efforts to claw the ball out.
Clyde continued to falter and almost fell further behind when a Swankie cross was only cleared as far as McLaughlin just inside the box and his powerful effort cannoned off the post with Gourlay beaten.
Thomas O’brien and Cox saw efforts fly inches past the post and it wasn’t long until the hosts added a third; the former rising to nod home Swankie’s corner.
Denholm saw a shot held by Gourlay before Clyde finally got their first shot on target in the second minute of injury time when David Goodwillie weakly fired straight at Grant Adam.

The sides both face difficult fixtures next week with Forfar away to bottom side Cowdenbeath hoping to edge closer to the title while Clyde take on Berwick Rangers as both sides look to push away from bottom spot.

Match Report by Lee Smith

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