Clyde 0 - 0 Annan Athletic

Saturday 12th November 2011

Stalemate in Clyde

Annan missed the chance to pull five points clear at the top of the Scottish Third Division after playing out a bad-tempered 0-0 draw at Clyde.

The home side showed absolutely no ambition, not recording a shot for the entire 90 minutes as they parked the proverbial bus to hold out for a draw.

Clyde's Steven Sloan eventually engineered a chance before half-time but shot straight at Alan Combe when in a good position.

Sean O'Connor then had the best chance of the game but his close-range left-footed effort was again saved comfortably by Combe.

Clyde then attempted to shoot themselves in the foot when frustrated striker Stephen McDonald got sent off with 20 minutes left.

But Annan still could not find an opening and Peter Watson's foul on Liam Cusack was enough to see him receive his second booking, as both sides finished a forgettable match with 10 men.

OfficialGreg Aitken
Attendance668
VenueBroadwood Stadium
Kick Off
Clyde 0 - 0 Annan Athletic
0:31
Foul on Brian McQueen
0:37
Free Kick taken by Alan Combe
2:16
Offside flag raised against Liam Cusack
2:18
Free Kick taken by Peter Watson
4:29
Foul on Lee Sharp
4:34
Free Kick taken by Alan Combe
5:34
Foul on Jordan McKechnie
5:42
Free Kick taken by Aaron Muirhead
6:03
Goal Kick taken by Alan Combe
6:34
Foul on John Neill
6:39
Free Kick taken by Lee Sharp
7:51
Foul on Aaron Muirhead
7:55
Free Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
7:57
BOOKING: Stephen McDonald of Clyde given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
10:00
Offside flag raised against Stephen McDonald
10:01
Free Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
10:28
Offside flag raised against Liam Cusack
10:29
Free Kick taken by Jordan McKechnie
11:18
Corner taken by Christopher Jardine with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
13:42
Foul on Liam Cusack
13:46
Free Kick taken by Paul Hay
13:51
BOOKING: Aaron Muirhead of Annan Athletic given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
14:58
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
15:36
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
15:47
Foul on John Sweeney
15:51
Free Kick taken by Alan Combe
17:06
Corner taken by John Sweeney with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
18:41
Offside flag raised against Stephen McDonald
18:44
Free Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
19:07
Goal Kick taken by Alan Combe
20:01
Corner taken by Christopher Jardine with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
20:30
Clearance by Gavin Brown
21:36
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
22:57
Substitution for Clyde: Iain Gray on for Gavin Brown
25:55
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
27:38
Foul on John Neill
27:44
Free Kick taken by Declan Gallagher
28:13
Foul on David Cox
28:27
Free Kick taken by Christopher Jardine from the left wing
28:56
Foul on Iain Gray
29:01
Free Kick taken by Alan Combe
29:17
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
30:07
Offside flag raised against Stephen McDonald
30:09
Free Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
33:10
Offside flag raised against Liam Cusack
33:12
Free Kick taken by Christopher Jardine
34:04
Goal Kick taken by Alan Combe
34:41
Foul on David Cox
34:45
Free Kick taken by Aaron Muirhead
35:47
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
36:19
Foul on Jordan McKechnie
36:24
Free Kick taken by Christopher Jardine
38:30
Goal Kick taken by Alan Combe
39:50
Hand Ball taken by Alex Mitchell
39:57
Free Kick taken by John Neill
40:19
BOOKING: Alex Mitchell of Annan Athletic given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
41:16
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
43:24
Shot taken by Steven Sloan with his right foot from the right penalty area
43:48
Save made by Alan Combe
43:53
Corner taken by David Cox using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
44:34
Goal Kick taken by Alan Combe
45:00+0:37
Corner taken by David Cox using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
45:00+1:08
Save made by Alan Combe
45:00+1:13
Foul on Alan Combe
45:00+1:19
Free Kick taken by Alan Combe
Half Time
Clyde 0 - 0 Annan Athletic
Second Half Started
Clyde 0 - 0 Annan Athletic
47:17
Goal Kick taken by Alan Combe
47:49
Foul on Liam Cusack
47:55
Free Kick taken by Declan Gallagher
52:57
Shot taken by Sean O'Connor using his left foot from the left penalty area
53:08
Save made by Alan Combe
53:30
BOOKING: Paul Hay of Clyde given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
54:05
Corner taken by Christopher Jardine with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
54:34
Clearance by Declan Gallagher
55:20
Corner taken by John Sweeney with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
56:05
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
57:15
Goal Kick taken by Alan Combe
58:10
Foul on Liam Cusack
58:25
Free Kick taken by Paul Hay from the left wing
58:27
BOOKING: Peter Watson of Annan Athletic given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
59:01
Corner taken by John Sweeney with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
59:27
Clearance by Peter Watson
59:42
Corner taken by John Sweeney with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
60:03
Clearance by Peter Watson
60:15
Foul on Jack Sloss
60:19
Free Kick taken by Paul Hay
61:32
Goal Kick taken by Alan Combe
62:05
Foul on John Neill
62:14
Free Kick taken by Lee Sharp
63:15
Foul on Graeme Bell
63:33
Free Kick taken by Christopher Jardine
63:51
Foul on Declan Gallagher
63:55
Free Kick taken by Alan Combe
65:53
Offside flag raised against Stephen McDonald
65:54
Free Kick taken by Peter Watson
66:19
Offside flag raised against Graeme Bell
66:21
Free Kick taken by Alan Combe
66:57
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
67:44
Goal Kick taken by Alan Combe
68:54
DISMISSAL: Stephen McDonald of Clyde sent off for second bookable offence
69:39
Free Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
70:04
Goal Kick taken by Alan Combe
70:36
Substitution for Annan Athletic: Bryan Gilfillan on for Jordan McKechnie
71:45
Corner taken by Christopher Jardine with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
72:14
Clearance by Brian McQueen
73:20
Goal Kick taken by Alan Combe
73:51
Foul on Liam Cusack
73:58
Free Kick taken by Lee Sharp
76:09
Foul on John Neill
76:13
Free Kick taken by Paul Hay
77:05
DISMISSAL: Peter Watson of Annan Athletic sent off for second bookable offence
77:41
Substitution for Clyde: James Patrick Scullion on for Jack Sloss
77:57
Goal Kick taken by Alan Combe
80:59
Foul on Iain Gray
81:03
Free Kick taken by Alan Combe
82:26
Foul on John Sweeney
82:30
Free Kick taken by Alan Combe
85:21
Corner taken by John Sweeney with his right foot from the right byline to the near post
85:48
Clearance by Aaron Muirhead
85:55
Corner taken by John Sweeney with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
86:10
Clearance by Micheal McGowan
89:02
Offside flag raised against Sean O'Connor
89:04
Free Kick taken by Alan Combe
89:39
Corner taken by Christopher Jardine with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
90:00+0:08
Clearance by James Patrick Scullion
90:00+0:18
Goal Kick taken by Alan Combe
90:00+0:27
Substitution for Clyde: Michael Oliver on for John Neill
90:00+1:15
Goal Kick taken by Alan Combe
90:00+1:58
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
90:00+2:50
Foul on Aaron Muirhead
90:00+2:56
Free Kick taken by Alex Mitchell from the left wing
90:00+2:58
BOOKING: Liam Cusack of Clyde given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
Full Time
Clyde 0 - 0 Annan Athletic

Clyde

vs

Annan Athletic

0
Goals
0
0
Shots
2
0
On Target
2
0
Off Target
0
6
Corners
7
25
Throw Ins
24
3
Saves
0
4
Clearances
4
14
Goal Kicks
10
20
Free Kicks
15
7
Offside
2
0
Hand Balls
1
3
Yellow Cards
3
1
Red Cards
1

Clyde

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Alan Combe
02.Gavin Brown 23+0' Injury
03.Lee Sharp
04.Declan Gallagher
05.Brian McQueen
06.John Neill 90+1' Tactical
07.John Sweeney
08.Paul Hay (54+0: Unsporting behaviour)
09.Jack Sloss 78+0' Tactical
10.Liam Cusack (90+3: Unsporting behaviour)
11.Stephen McDonald (8+0: Unsporting behaviour) (69+0: Second Bookable Offence)

Substitutes

12.Barry McCue
13.Iain Gray 23+0' Injury
14.James Patrick Scullion 78+0' Tactical
15.Daniel Fitzpatrick
16.Michael Oliver 90+1' Tactical

Annan Athletic

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Alex Mitchell (41+0: Unsporting behaviour)
02.Aaron Muirhead (14+0: Unsporting behaviour)
03.Micheal McGowan
04.Scott Gibson
05.Peter Watson (59+0: Unsporting behaviour) (78+0: Second Bookable Offence)
06.Steven Sloan
07.Christopher Jardine
08.David Cox
09.Jordan McKechnie 71+0' Tactical
10.Jordan McKechnie
11.Sean O'Connor

Substitutes

12.Graeme Bell
13.Craig Summersgill
14.John MacBeth
15.Kevin Neilson
16.Garry Wild
17.Bryan Gilfillan 71+0' Tactical

Duffy in race to sign new keeper

Clyde manager Jim Duffy hopes to draft in a new goalkeeper in time to face Annan as on-loan Filip Mentel is sidelined through injury.

Mentel, on loan from Dundee United, is struggling with an ankle problem and Duffy is hoping to secure a short-term replacement.

Captain Paul Hay returns after a one-match ban and Iain Gray has recovered from the head knock he sustained against Alloa in midweek and will feature.

Duffy said: "Our players are working extremely hard, but could do with a wee bit more guile or craft in our opponents' box.

"We played well down at Annan in our first meeting and if we play like we did that day and get a wee break in front of goal we may well surprise a few people in this game."

Annan manager Harry Cairney is short on strikers as his side bid to extend their impressive run.

Athletic, unbeaten in their last six league matches, are without the injured Ian Harty, while David Cox and makeshift front man Bryan Gilfillan face late fitness tests.

Cairney, whose side continued their fine season with a 2-0 success over Peterhead in midweek, said: "That was a good result in midweek and I have to praise our defence for a great shift.

"They may need to do that again as Clyde played really well down at our place and we sneaked a 1-0 win. A similar result would be acceptable in this game."

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Annan Athletic 12 12 27
2 Alloa Athletic 12 2 24
3 Elgin City 12 9 21
4 Stranraer 12 9 20
5 Up Berwick Rangers 12 4 18
6 Down Queen's Park 12 0 18
7 Down Clyde 12 5 16
8 Montrose 12 -9 13
9 Peterhead 12 -10 6
10 East Stirlingshire 12 -22 4

Updated 12/11/2011 at 17:00