Annan Athletic 2-1 Berwick- Match Report

Controversial striker David Goodwillie nets hat-trick in Clyde victory

Controversial striker David Goodwillie scored a hat-trick for Clyde as they came from two goals down to claim a 3-2 win against Elgin.

Clyde faced criticism for signing the 28-year-old on a deal until the end of the season after a court judgement in January ruled he and a former team-mate raped a woman.

But he made the most of the chance afforded to him with a 12-minute hat-trick to cancel out first-half goals from Elgin's Chris McLeish and Chris Dodd.

Goodwillie's first goal for the club got Clyde back into the game after 52 minutes, he added his second five minutes later and completed his treble with a well-taken third shortly after Elgin's Thomas Reilly had seen a penalty saved by Kyle Gourlay.

The result eased Clyde's relegation fears, moving them up to eighth in the table.

Bottom club Cowdenbeath grabbed a much-needed victory as they eased to a 3-0 win at Stirling.

The Blue Brazil opened the scoring in the fourth minute when the home side failed to clear a corner and Dale Carrick turned the ball home.

It was 2-0 after 21 minutes when Kris Renton was left unmarked to hammer in his 10th goal of the season and Carrick added a third with another close-range effort to seal the points.

Clyde's victory coupled with Ryan Porteous' last-gasp winner for Edinburgh City in a 1-0 win at Arbroath meant it was a vital three points for Cowdenbeath.

Forfar remain top of the table despite slipping to a 1-0 defeat at Montrose.

Chris Templeman scored a sublime seventh-minute winner for the home side, taking advantage of a poor clearance from goalkeeper Grant Adam to curl the ball into an empty net from 30 yards.

Berwick drop down to ninth following a 2-1 defeat at Annan.

Darren Ramsey broke the deadlock for the home side from the penalty spot in the 52nd minute after Lee Hamilton had fouled Aidan Smith.

Berwick levelled through Steven Thompson's sublime free-kick after 68 minutes but Smith's low finish into the corner won it for Annan.

Source : PA

Source: PA