Clyde look for win number four at East Fife

Clyde's David Gormley in action against Annan
Clyde's David Gormley in action against Annan

Clyde head for East Fife on Saturday looking to continue their climb up the League Two table with a fourth successive victory.

Barry Ferguson’s side followed wins over East Stirling and Arbroath last week with a 4-2 win over Annan Athletic at Broadwood which knocked the visitors off the top of the table.

Elgin City are the new leaders but Clyde moved up to second, behind the Highland side only on goal difference, after their win over Annan.

Two goals in the first 15 minutes set them on their way, Michael Bolochoweckyj heading home an Archie Campbell cross and David Gormley doing likewise from a Chris Mitchell corner.

Matthew Flynn pulled one back for Annan but Scott Linton restored Clyde’s two-goal advantage from the penalty spot after Sean Higgins had been fouled.

David Marsh put the result beyond doubt when he fired home a fourth goal 10 minutes from time before Annan go a late second.

Saturday’s opponents East Fife have started the season well and would have been level on points with Elgin and Clyde had they not suffered a shock home defeat at the hands of Arbroath last week.

But while Clyde - pre-season title favourites - have hauled themselves back into the frame after a sluggish start, striker Gormley isn’t getting too carried away.

He said: “Some people may have us down as one of the favourites but we aren’t really talking about promotion to be honest.

“At the moment we’re just trying to get on a run of results and then we’ll see what happens from there. We’re in a good place in the table but anyone can beat anyone in this league, so it’s just the old cliché of taking it game by game.”

Meanwhile the club has appointed Tom Elliott to co-ordinate and expand the community activities of the club, on behalf of the Clyde Community Foundation.

He previously carried out a similar role with Falkirk, Morton and, most recently, Hibs and will develop the club’s work and involvement with local communities.

Community Foundation chairman John McKinnon said: “We are delighted to have someone of Tom’s calibre on board, and fortunate to be able to tap into his experience in this area.

“He has already met and engaged with our community coaches and is currently preparing courses and putting in place a varied programme of activities.”