Clyde out to upset league leaders Forfar

David Goodwillie is desperate to get the game restarted after his first goal against Elgin.
David Goodwillie is desperate to get the game restarted after his first goal against Elgin.

Clyde face League 2 leaders Forfar Athletic on Saturday hoping to take another step towards securing their league status.

Back to back wins have boosted the Bully Wee’s hopes of avoiding any relegation play-off, but with just four points separating the bottom four the stage is set for a tense finale over the closing three games of the season.

Co-manager Peter MacDonald was over the moon with his team’s performance in their 3-2 comeback victory over Elgin City - and singled out striker David Goodwillie for his contribution after he bagged a second half hat-trick in just his second start for the club.

Goodwillie has been a controversial signing to say the least since joining Clyde, however what was clear on Saturday is that on the pitch, he has made a massive difference to the team.

“His performance today was top class, said MacDonald.

“He took a lot of stick from the Elgin fans but to go and produce a performance like that was excellent.

“But as a team I thought we were excellent. I didn’t have a bad player on the pitch.

“We all worked for each other and we showed a lot of character. It was a great performance.”

The Bully Wee conceded two first half goals, but it was clear to MacDonald that they were by far the better team over the piece.

He said: “First half I couldn’t believe we came in two nil down.

“Myself and Jon Paul [McGovern] emphasised that the first goal in the second half was critical. We managed to get that early goal and over the 90 minutes we deserved it - no doubt about that.”