Scottish League One
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Clyde beat East Fife 2-1 to stay up and consign Dumbarton to play-offs

Ally Love scores for Clyde against East Fife
Ally Love put Clyde in front before the break

Clyde secured Scottish League 1 safety and consigned Dumbarton to the play-offs by beating East Fife.

The hosts had to win the rearranged fixture to climb out of second bottom place and led at half-time through Ally Love's close-range strike.

Scott Agnew levelled from the penalty spot after Ross Dunlop had been fouled by Scott Rumsby.

But David Goodwillie headed Clyde's winner with eight minutes remaining.

Dumbarton will visit Stranraer in Saturday's League 1 play-off semi-final first leg while Elgin City host Edinburgh City in the other tie. The semi-final return legs take place on Tuesday.

Though East Fife end their campaign with a greater points tally than fifth-placed Falkirk, they finish sixth because of the league's split for the final four games.



Formation 4-4-2

  • 1MitchellBooked at 49mins
  • 2Bain
  • 4McNiff
  • 5RumsbyBooked at 48mins
  • 23Otoo
  • 16RobertsonSubstituted forMcGlincheyat 69'minutes
  • 8LamontSubstituted forJamiesonat 69'minutes
  • 6CuddihySubstituted forJackat 80'minutes
  • 11LoveSubstituted forMunroat 87'minutes
  • 9Goodwillie
  • 14CunninghamSubstituted forThomsonat 87'minutes


  • 3Butterworth
  • 7Ritchie-Hosler
  • 10Jamieson
  • 17McGlinchey
  • 18Thomson
  • 20Jack
  • 21Wilson
  • 22Munro

East Fife

Formation 4-4-2

  • 21Hart
  • 3SteeleSubstituted forMcKinnonat 45'minutes
  • 5DunlopBooked at 44mins
  • 6Watson
  • 19FentonSubstituted forDenholmat 45'minutes
  • 2Dunsmore
  • 11Agnew
  • 16Davidson
  • 14Watt
  • 17SpenceSubstituted forHealyat 45'minutes
  • 15BrownBooked at 55minsSubstituted forMcKenzieat 83'minutes


  • 7Denholm
  • 8Dow
  • 9Allen
  • 10McKenzie
  • 12Healy
  • 18Newton
  • 20McKinnon
Chris Graham

Match Stats

Home TeamClydeAway TeamEast Fife
Shots on Target

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Clyde 2, East Fife 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Clyde 2, East Fife 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Scott Rumsby.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Clyde. Jack Thomson replaces Ross Cunningham.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Clyde. Marky Munro replaces Ally Love.

  6. Post update

    David Goodwillie (Clyde) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Denholm (East Fife).

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, East Fife. Jordan McKenzie replaces Sean Brown.

  9. Goal!

    Goal! Clyde 2, East Fife 1. David Goodwillie (Clyde) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ross Cunningham.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Lewis Jamieson (Clyde) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  11. Post update

    Hand ball by Sean Brown (East Fife).

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Clyde. Joshua Jack replaces Barry Cuddihy because of an injury.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lewis Jamieson (Clyde) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Clyde. Lewis Jamieson replaces Mark Lamont.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Clyde. Michael McGlinchey replaces Lloyd Robertson.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Scott Rumsby (Clyde) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Clyde. Conceded by Daniel Denholm.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Clyde. Conceded by Ross Davidson.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Sean Brown (East Fife) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

  20. Post update

    Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Ewan Otoo.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Thursday 6th May 2021

As It Stood

1Partick Thistle22117440182240
3Cove Rangers22106628181036
6East Fife2210393033-333
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