Clyde 0-3 Berwick Rangers

Clyde v Berwick Rangers. Picture:  Jonathan Faulds
Clyde v Berwick Rangers. Picture: Jonathan Faulds

Two goals from Darren Lavery, who took his tally for the club to 50 in the process, saw Berwick Rangers record a comfortable win over Clyde at Broadwood.

The victory means Rangers have now leapfrogged Annan and moved up to fourth place in the race for the play-offs. They now have a two-point lead over Athletic with the advantage of a game in hand.

CUMBERNAULD, SCOTLAND - JANUARY 10: Clyde vs Berwick Rangers, Scottish League Two, Broadwood Stadium, Saturday, January 10 2015, Cumbernauld, Scotland, United Kingdom. (Photo by Jonathan Faulds)

CUMBERNAULD, SCOTLAND - JANUARY 10: Clyde vs Berwick Rangers, Scottish League Two, Broadwood Stadium, Saturday, January 10 2015, Cumbernauld, Scotland, United Kingdom. (Photo by Jonathan Faulds)

Lavery struck after 66 and 81 minutes, with Kerr Young netting the other goal after 75 minutes.

In the first half Berwick got off to a slow start and Clyde had the better of the play, with Scott Durie pulling a shot wide after 12 minutes and Scott McManus shooting straight at goalkeeper Billy Bald two minutes later.

Gradually Berwick started to claw their way back into the match and central defender Kerr Young headed over from a corner. Andy Russell had a shot blocked and then Stevie Notman saw a header saved by goalkeeper Alan Martin in the bottom corner.

As Rangers continued to press Scott Maxwell shot over, and Paul Willis also had a shot saved by Martin.

And as the visitors finished the half with a flourish, Lee Currie had a shot saved from outside the box whilst Russell was just off target with another effort shortly before the whistle.

In the second half, Berwick had the better of the early chances with Currie again having a shot from distance saved by Martin, whilst Jonny Fairbairn headed over from a corner.

McManus and Steven McDougall both pulled shots wide for the home side and both sides made substitutions in an attempt to change the course of the game.

The breakthrough came after 66 minutes when Lavery netted from close range after being set up by Willis, who crossed low to the back post where the striker had the simplest of tap-ins.

Willis then shot over before Young doubled Rangers’ advantage in the 76th minute, heading high into the net from a Willis corner. It looked as if the ball deflected off Stevie Notman but the goal was credited to Young.

This seemed to lift Berwick and within minutes substitutes Ross Gray and Craig Dargo both went close before Lavery made it three after 81 minutes with a fine shot from outside the box.

Late in the game substitute David Gold saw Martin save a shot from the right side of the area.

Clyde: Martin, Durie, Gray, Fisher, Traynor, Ferguson (Watt 60), Murray, O’Donnell, McDougall (Gray 70), McQueen, McManus.

Berwick Rangers: Bald, Jacobs, Young, Fairbairn, Drummond, Notman, Currie, Maxwell (Gray 63), Willis, Russell (Dargo 71), Lavery (Gold 83).

Referee: Grant Irvine.