OPENING DAY VICTORY FOR BULLY WEE
Stirling Albion..............0 Clyde....................1 Clyde started their season with a narrow win on Saturday against Stirling Albion at Forthbank.
The Bully Wee started the match well and were first to come close to an opening goal when Michael Bolochoweckyj’s header forced Stirling‘keeper Smith into a superb save.
Moments later, John Gibson was also in action at the other end to prevent a low shot from finding the net.
Shortly before half-time, Archie Campbell found some space at the edge of the box and put a shot just wide.
A very tight second half saw few chances on goal at either end, but Stirling had a claim for handball in the box waved away by the referee.
On 75 minutes, the match official was given a much easier decision though, when David Gormley took advantage of a mistake by the Binos’Mark Staunton to get goal-side of the defender and force him into a professional foul only yards from goal. Staunton was red-carded and Scott Linton stepped up to score.
Clyde, Gibson, Mitchell, Bolochoweckyj, Smith, Linton, McLaughlin Murray (Marsh - 60’ ), Brisbane (Ferguson -79), Higgins, Campbell, Gormley (McQueen 88).
Tussle The Bully Wee came out on top in their League Two clash with Stirling
Attack Clyde make sure Binos striker Craig Beattie gets nowhere