CLYDE ...... 3 EAST STIRLING .....1
Clyde boss Barry Ferguson insisted his side were good value for their 3-1 win against East Stirling on Saturday.
Clyde took the early initiative and created numerous chances without finding the net.
However, an opening goal duly arrived after 53 minutes, when Sean Higgins took advantage of a loose ball in the penalty box and neatly placed a shot past Barnard and into the bottom corner of the net.
The lead was doubled two minutes later. Following good play on the right, Archie Campbell’s low cross ran across the front of goal but Scott Linton did well to come in at the back post and find the net from a tight angle, with the help of a touch from an East Stirling defender.
The Shire pulled a goal back after 72 minutes when Nathan Shepherd scored with a low shot, after a corner was only partially cleared by the Clyde defence.
Seconds later, the points were made safe when Clyde were awarded a free-kick at the edge of the box and Sean Higgins converted with a superb strike into the top corner. Clyde boss Barry Ferguson said after the game: “The last home game we dominated Queen’s Park and it was a carbon copy of that game. We were the stronger team, the better team. We took our foot off the gas at 2-0, I don’t know why, and they got a goal back. They’re good boys but they’ve still got a lot of things they need to work on.” Clyde: Gibson, Mitchell, Bolochoweckyj, Marsh, Linton, McLaughlin, Smith, Ferguson (Brisbane 76), Higgins, Campbell (Lynass 85), Gormley (McQueen 76)
Delight Clyde boss Barry Ferguson