David Marsh’s first half goal ensured Clyde climbed to third in the Ladbrokes League Two table after they held out for an important victory over Elgin City.
Barry Ferguson named the same starting line-up that defeated East Stirling last week, with Michael Bolochoweckyj returning to take a slot on the bench.
Clyde came agonisingly close to opening the scoring inside the first five minutes when Scott Linton’s 25 yard shot crashed off the bar and, from the rebound, Sean Higgins’header bounced just wide of the post.
After 15 minutes The Bully Wee scored. Linton’s long throw into the box wasn’t fully dealt with by the Elgin defence and Mark McLaughlin did well to beat the away‘keeper to the ball and set up Marsh who made no mistake from close range.
As both teams looked to attack whenever possible, Dylan Easton then forced Marc Waters into a save, before Linton’s header was kept out by Mark Hurst at the other end.
Early in the second half, Marsh could have got another goal to his name but he didn’t make a clean connection with the ball after it broke to him inside the visitor’s penalty box.
In general, The Bully Wee had looked strong defensively but after 78 minutes a cross from the left led to Chris Smith colliding with Daryl McHardy and the referee quickly pointed to the spot.
However, Waters pulled off a fine stop low to his right to deny Craig Gunn yet another goal from a penalty kick. Clyde FC Lottery Draw March 9. 11 13 18 25 There was no jackpot winner but four share the £250 second prize. Jackpot increases £18,500.00