Arbroath hammer home convincing win against Clyde

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The Lichties triumphed at Gayfield today (Saturday) bringing home a 4-0 win against visitors Clyde.

Manager Allan Moore’s belief in his squad shone through as Arbroath dominated the chances throughout the match.

Paul McManus took advantage of an early penalty awarded after Clyde’s Andy Gibson made a foul on Adam Hunter in the penalty area.

McManus’ composed right footed kick slotted into the bottom right corner with ease.

With the taste of early goal success, young Simon Murray hammered in a second goal just four minutes later, to bring the Lichties up to 2-0 in the 18th minute.

Clyde fought admirably for possession but struggled to create any significant opportunities in return.

Returning to the 4-4-2 formation served Arbroath well, producing tangible results.

“We were coming off the back of two defeats and I think it’s good to send a message out that we’re back on form.

“The biggest difference today is that we took chances,” Moore said.

Good use of the wings saw Arbroath’s golden boy Bobby Linn smack a third into the top right corner, assisted by Mark Whatley.

Right on the nose of half-time, Linn had the crowd on the edge of their seats as he took a determined run from the halfway point, fired a cross which found Murray on at the outside of the box, who banged it into the back right corner to take his second of the match for a 4-0 Lichties lead.

“In this division, the more balls you get into the box they more you score,” Moore reflected. “You can see that from the goals we conceded in the last two weeks. They weren’t great balls into the box, but people have scored from them.

“Being 4-0 up at half time is a manager’s dream.”

Read the full match report, with more players and managers content, in the Arbroath Herald on Friday.